The Holiday List (The Script Club #4) by Lane Hayes | Book Review

The Mars maestro, the single dad, and a wish list…

Chet-

Boy, am I lucky! Finding a living situation with a houseful of passionate scientists just before the holidays is ideal in every possible way. As the newest member of the Script Club, I feel it’s important to step up and tackle the to-do list my friends would prefer to avoid. Item one, address the tutoring request from the neighborhood-hottie-slash-single-dad on the next block. I’ve got this!

Or do I?

Handsome, older, sporty gentlemen intimidate me. And Mr. McSwoony doesn’t like the holidays. This may be a daunting task.

Sam-

What do you do when a new neighbor shows up on your doorstep with cookies and a wacky plan to spread holiday cheer? I don’t need cheer, but I could use help with some of the experiments my son wants to try. I know football, not science. Hopefully, I can talk Chet into a mutually beneficial trade. The only snag is that I’m seriously attracted to my local Mars expert. He’s unintentionally charming…in the very best way.

Don’t quote me, but maybe this holiday elf with thick glasses and a mile-long list might be exactly what I need.

The Holiday List is an MM bisexual, geek/jock romance with a holiday twist featuring a lovable scientist and a single dad who’s probably on the naughty list!

How was it?

We’ve heard about this neighbor and his kid since probably book 1 or 2 so it was nice to have him as one of the main characters here, but I have to admit that I expected the nerdy boyfriend to be Holden. Chet kind of came out of nowhere, I remembered him from The Jock Script because Asher mentioned that he sets his watch to the time on Mars.

But it does make sense to have a more established and older nerd boyfriend since there’s a child in the mix. As far as this pairing goes, I really loved them, they were flirty and felt adult in a different way than the others pairs. Chet has his goals and boundaries that he made clear while not pushing Sam, who has his own goals and boundaries. The way they worked it out and came together is also one of the things I appreciated the most about the story, and the steam was nothing to sneeze at.

It’s all set around the holidays, which to be honest did not matter to me at all. Most of the Christmas songs references went over my head. I’m no grinch but that time of year is not something I look forward to, however, I did like how it changed the atmosphere of this entry in the series.

I enjoyed the book

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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