RELEASE DAY REVIEW: The Geek Who Saved Christmas by Annabeth Albert 

The Geek Who Saved Christmas by Annabeth Albert

Release Date: November 9, 2021

Page Count: 266 pages

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


His grumpy neighbor needs some holiday sunshine…

Gideon Holiday is the perfect neighbor. Need a cup of sugar? Spare folding chair? Extra batteries? He’s always ready to help. And he’s waited years for his hot, grumpy, silver fox neighbor, Paul, to need him. For anything. But this December, Gideon would be happy if he could just get the Scrooge-like Paul on board with the neighborhood holiday lights fundraiser.

Paul Frost has no intention of decking his halls or blazing any Yule logs. Even if his spunky bowtie-clad neighbor does look perfect for unwrapping, Paul would prefer to hide away until December is done. But when his beloved younger brother announces an unexpected visit, Paul needs all the trimmings for a festive homecoming—and fast.

Luckily, Gideon is there with a color-coded plan to save Christmas. Soon Paul’s hanging lights, trimming trees, and rolling out cookies. And steaming up his new flannel sheets with Gideon. How did that happen?

It’ll take some winter magic to preserve their happiness and keep these rival neighbors together longer than one holiday season.

The Geek Who Saved Christmas is a low-angst m/m holiday romance with a guaranteed happy ending. This grumpy/sunshine, neighbors-to-lovers, found family tale features two heroes in their forties figuring out that maybe their sexily-ever-after was right next door the whole time. It stands alone and is not connected to any of the author’s other universes. However, it does contain a heaping helping of the same emotions and steamy moments readers have come to expect!


Christmas in November! I absolutely adored this holiday romance novel! Grumpy/sunshine is a weakness for me and this book was so damn perfect. Filled with holiday cheer and heartwarming moments, it’s a must read!!!

Gideon and Paul are stunning together and the mutual pining is simply delightful!!! Reading how Gideon got so hyped about all the small things associated with holidays was wonderful!

I love that both the MCs are older, in their 40’s. I really liked Paul’s brother, Brandon and the side story. It’s perfect for this time of the year and will give you all the warm and fuzzy feelings. If you love grouchy neighbours, shopping at the crack of dawn, holiday festives, pining, a grumpy cat and a cute dog, definitely pick this up!!

*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review

Buy It: Amazon USAmazon UK

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