Patchouli for Christmas Series

Patchouli for Christmas

Patchouli for Christmas by Bren ChristopherNew York City event planner Michael Cove has a business to run and no time for a relationship. Especially when all around him he sees the pain caused by the inevitable failure of those relationships. He prefers to spend his time planning celebrations for others, seeking only the occasional fling when the need for company becomes too great.
But when a wealthy client demands that her grandson’s dark and gloomy paintings be used to decorate her Christmas party, he visits the brooding artist in his loft and discovers an unexpected attraction to the patchouli-scented modern day hippie.
Artist and do-gooder Jude Kendrick has his reasons for disliking Christmas, and prefers to withdraw alone to his loft for the holidays. Although he is in no mood for a visit from a party planner, he cannot deny the heat that flares between them the moment they meet.
They have nothing in common except the loneliness of the holidays. Can Michael lift the spirits of the moody Jude? And can Jude convince Michael to risk his heart? Read an Excerpt from Patchouli for Christmas by Bren Christopher
— Explicit m/m sex. Holiday Contemporary Romance, Novella {See more books by Bren Christopher}
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“Patchouli For Christmas by Bren Christopher is a short holiday story with some very sweet and sexy moments with enough angst to make it a very good read….definitely recommend Patchouli For Christmas for those who are looking for a sexy holiday read.” Read more from Night Owl Reviews.

“Patchouli for Christmas is a sweet, emotional story of two very different men, both of whom have pasts marred by loss, finding a way to move forward together. …I really enjoyed Patchouli for Christmas. It’s a quick, uplifting read that worked as a real pick-me-up for my late-winter doldrums.” Read more from Joyfully Reviewed.

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Patchouli on Retreat (Patchouli 1.5)

Patchouli On Retreat When a neo-hippie artist drags a New York City party planner to a yoga retreat in the Catskills for a week of togetherness, it could be the end of their relationship. Or the start of something new.

New York City event planner Michael Cove has managed to reach his thirties without ever having a real relationship. But he’s been dating artist Jude Kendrick for a record five months, and he’s finding it both exhilarating and frightening.
Jude knows he sometimes tries to push the relationship too hard, too fast. He only wants to get to know Michael better, but will pushing too hard mean pushing Michael away?
Getting to know each other better requires spending time together. With their busy schedules, days go by with barely a phone call. When Jude decides they need to get away, Michael is reluctant to leave his business in the City behind, but he can’t say no to Jude.
A week of togetherness at a Retreat Center in the Catskill Mountains will either move them to the next phase in their relationship—or tear them apart.
— Explicit m/m sex. Contemporary Romance, Free Short Story  (Takes place between Patchouli for Christmas 1 and 2, but can be read as a standalone) {See more books by Bren Christopher}
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The Perfect Moment (Patchouli for Christmas 2)

ThePerfectMomentTempers flare when a moody artist pushes for more togetherness than his party planner boyfriend dares allow. When an old flame reappears, all bets are off.

As a New York City event planner, Michael Cove is more than capable of handling patchouli-wearing neo-hippie Jude Kendrick’s moods.  They’ve been dating for two years, and their relationship is going well.  Why rock the boat?
When Jude asks him to move in, Michael refuses.  In Michael’s experience, no relationship truly lasts.  He and Jude have something very good, just the way it is, and commitment could ruin it.  Michael is certain that Jude would soon tire of him and refuses to take that risk.
Jude needs more.  Michael is the brightest part of his life, and the late nights and early mornings their schedules allow are not enough. Jude needs Michael to be there for him, and he wants to be there for Michael.  Living together, they’d have more time for each other.  Michael’s refusal to move in leaves Jude alone just as the holidays, with their terrible memories, darken the horizon.
When Jude’s old flame reappears, all bets are off. Faced with unexpected competition, Michael’s doubts come boiling to the surface. Now he must make a life-changing decision, and learn his own heart in the process.  Status quo is no longer an option. Excerpt from The Perfect Moment
— Explicit m/m sex. Holiday Contemporary Romance, Novella (Can be read as a standalone) {See more books by Bren Christopher}
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 “Michael and Jude make a great couple, and I liked Michael despite his insecurities – or perhaps because of them. … I recommend this to anyone who likes a sexy couple, insecurities and angst, interfering grandmothers and a HEA.” Read more from Top 2 Bottom Reviews.
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Partners in Patchouli (Patchouli for Christmas 3)

BC_PartnersPatchouli_coverlgNew York City event planner Michael Cove is a man who thrives on challenge. He built a prosperous business from nothing. He won the heart and hand of a moody, patchouli-scented artist, the opposite of himself in almost every way. He charmed the man’s shrewd, wealthy grandmother. Only one challenge remains to be conquered, and it’s a trial far more terrifying than his wedding day: a visit from his mother.

Neo-hippie artist and social activist Jude Kendrick awaits his Christmas Eve wedding to Michael with eager anticipation. Not even Michael’s supercilious mother or her conniving politician husband can ruin his happiness. Only one secret plan threatens to darken a day that should be bright with joy: a hope for Michael’s future and his own that will shape the rest of their lives.

Unexpected demands from estranged family throw a spotlight on differences long ignored by the couple. But marriage changes things and now Michael must decide if he will embrace all Jude stands for or return to his solitary life of work hard and play harder, with obligations to no one but himself. Because marrying Jude means marrying into a world of privilege he’d never wanted and social responsibility he’d always spurned.

Excerpt from Partners in Patchouli — Holiday Contemporary Romance, Novella (Can be read as a standalone) {See more books by Bren Christopher}
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Details

Title: Patchouli for Christmas
Author: Bren Christopher
Genre: LGBT Holiday Contemporary Romance
Format: eBook
Length: Novella (22,000 words)
Publisher: Loose Id
Editor: G.G. Royale
Cover Art: Anne Cain
Publication Date: Dec. 6, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-61118-668-0
Title: Patchouli on Retreat Patchouli 1.5)
Author: Bren Christopher
Genre: LGBT Contemporary Romance
Format: eBook
Length: Short Story (16,000 words)
Publisher: Bren Christopher
Editor: G.G. Royale
Cover Art: Vinnie Oliver
Publication Date: Oct. 22, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-9899025-0-2
Title: The Perfect Moment (Patchouli for Christmas 2)
Author: Bren Christopher
Genre: LGBT Holiday Contemporary Romance
Format: eBook
Length: Novella (32,800 words)
Publisher: Loose Id
Editor: Mindy Fausey
Cover Art: Anne Cain
Publication Date: Dec. 3, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-62300-521-4
Title: Partners in Patchouli (Patchouli 3)
Author: Bren Christopher
Genre: LGBT Contemporary Romance
Format: eBook
Length: Novella (37,000 words)
Publisher: Bren Christopher
Editor: S.N. Graves
Cover Art: Anne Cain
Publication Date: Dec. 8, 2015
ISBN:978-1-68252-019-2