This is a sweet Christmas gay romance story that follows our two main characters, Matt and Mikah. Matt is a small town farmer who has no time for love, especially after having had his heart recently broken. Mikah is a school teacher from New York who is in town visiting his family for the holidays. When Mikah walks onto Matt’s farm to purchase a Christmas tree, sparks fly between the two men. Though both of them have been hurt in the past, they take a chance and begin a romance.
What was fun about this story was how night-and-day different our two protagonists are, with Matt being a big, bulky outdoorsy farmer and Mikah being a slender and somewhat timid city boy.
But as the story progresses, they discover that they have a lot more in common than they’d initially thought, and they ended up being so sweet together.
What I really liked about this story is that they did not jump into bed right away. Their relationship was quite a slow burn, and they took the time to get to know each other and each other’s families before making the big final step. It was so much fun watching their feelings for each other evolve, moving from guarded apprehension to love. Their relationship flowed with warmth, playfulness, and passion, and the guys were perfect for each other.
So once they took the huge step of sleeping together, they then spend the rest of the holiday in Matt’s cozy cabin nestled away in the Idaho woods.
But alas, soon the Christmas season winds down, and Mikah has to return to New York to take on a new teaching job. As both of them face the inevitable end of their holiday romance, they realize that the feelings they have for each other have grown to the point of love.
So now the question is: what are they going to do about it?
This is a charming, heart-warming story and a perfect cozy holiday read. I loved the author’s writing style, and because of it, the story reeled me right in. In fact, I read this book in one sitting because I had a difficult time letting go of these delightful and charming characters. The secondary characters were equally charming, as we got to know Matt’s devoted brother and sister-in-law, and Mikah large, boisterous Italian family.
I know that I’m reading a good romance when I tear up, which happened to me a few times throughout this enchanting and heartfelt story. The author has created something truly extraordinary here — a magical Christmas romance about love in its purest form.
It’s a story that’s not only engaging but endearing and emotive, and it certainly warmed my heart while reading it. And the ending is perfect — The way this story comes to a close is just the cherry on top of this wonderful book.
So if you ‘re looking for a sweet and light Christmastime romance, you may wish to give The Christmas Cabin for Two a whirl.
A huge thank you to A Novel Take PR for providing an Advance Reader Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.