Pattern for an Angel by CJane Elliot: I started the month with this charming short story filled with love and support and family. A father is so accepting and supportive of his little boy who likes to wear dresses. They meet Loren, a drag queen who also likes to wear skirts and dresses in real life, in a sewing shop.
Let It Sew by Anna Martin: Another sweet short, this one about a teacher who needs help with costumes for the school Christmas pageant at the last moment and a tailor who decides to help.
Mr. Naughty List by Leta Blake: This was a sweet and hot Christmas novel between a teacher and his former student. I loved RJ and how much he adored Aaron in this tender story.
A Whole Latke Love by Jodi Payne: A hook up becomes something more and latkes become the way to their hearts. Such a cute, sweet short.
One More Yule Log by Julia Talbot: One More Yule Log was a sweet and adorable romance between a widower with a precocious daughter and a baker who gets talked into teaching the little girl how to make a Yule log for her dad.
Hometown Christmas by Garrett Leigh: Not the lightest Christmas story, but a lovely, sweet romance. I'd love more of these two guys.
One Bed for Christmas by Jackie Lau: If you enjoyed the snowed in and there's only one bed and friends to lovers tropes (plus an inflatable T Rex costume), you will probably enjoy One Bed for Christmas as much as I did.
The Christmas Deal by Keira Andrews: This holiday romance novel is one I'm destined to reread in years to come. It made me so happy.
Better Not Pout by Annabeth Albert: A grumpy Santa (who does not want to play Santa) and a bubbly elf make for a warm and fuzzy Christmas read.
Blessing and Light by Kasia Bacon: I read this holiday fantasy short in ebook when it first came out, and I listened to the ebook this holiday season. The story was as lovely as I remembered, and the narration was so good.
Mangos & Mistletoe by Adriana Herrera: This was a delightful f/f holiday romance between two bakers competing on a Great British Baking type show. It made me want baked goods and want to bake, so be warned—you'll probably want cake while reading this.
I always try to limit my yearly favorite books list to ten or so, and it never works, so this year I didn't even try. Here are some of my favorite reads of 2019 in random order:
The Governess Game by Tessa Dare
Mate by Piper Scott and Virginia Kelly
A Crown of Iron & Silver by Hailey Turner
Mastering the Flames by SJ Himes
Reluctant Royals series by Alyssa Cole (I read the first book in 2018)
Thrown to the Wolves by Charlie Adhara
Proper English by KJ Charles
Midnight Flit by Elin Gregory
Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Wolves in the World series by Dessa Lux
Mercy Hills Pack series by Ann-Katrin Byrde
Lilywhite Boys series by KJ Charles
Not Dead Yet series by Jenn Burke
Hither, Page by Cat Sebastian
The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite
Playing House by Ruby Lang
Deosil by Jordan L. Hawk
What are some of your favorite books from last year?