My True Love Gave to Me by Ava March B- A hot sexy Regency. Alexander Norton had his heart broken on Christmas Eve four years earlier by Thomas Bennett who abruptly moved to New York. Thomas has come back at last, realising that he made a mistake in leaving and he tries to win Alex over/back.
I would have liked a little on how they were going to manage their HEA in the circumstances of their time, but otherwise, quite enjoyable if a little melodramatic (I suspect it was because they were young - only 19 when the novella commences).
Winter Knights by Harper Fox - A *the pick of the bunch for me* Harper Fox writes angst so very well and there is a definite bittersweet tone to this story which was just delicious.
Gavin Lowden is an historian researching Arthur and Lancelot, waiting for his lover, Piers, to join him for their first Christmas together. But first Piers has to come out to his parents. He bails and calls Gavin to say he's not coming and Gavin, lonely and sad, goes for a walk on the moor where he falls into a cave and is rescued by "Arty" and "Lance" who then proceed to teach him a couple of lessons about himself and about sex. Yes, there is some m/m/m action. :D Strangely, it didn't feel like Gavin was cheating on Piers at all so I was happy enough to go with it. Besides there was definitely an otherworldly aspect to the story which made it seem more acceptable.
Piers, worried that Gavin has gone missing, comes to Northumberland to find him and they then proceed to work out their HEA.