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Will friends become lovers this Christmas? Sam People joke that Etienne and I are boyfriends, but whatever. Sure, I think about him all the time—he's my best friend. If I've missed him way more than I expected when he left to train with a new skating coach, that’s because he’s so easy to hang with. And yeah, he’s gay, but he’s not into me. Why would he be? I’m straight. We're Will friends become lovers this Christmas? Sam People joke that Etienne and I are boyfriends, but whatever. Sure, I think about him all the time—he's my best friend. If I've missed him way more than I expected when he left to train with a new skating coach, that’s because he’s so easy to hang with. And yeah, he’s gay, but he’s not into me. Why would he be? I’m straight. We're not boyfriends. But now Etienne needs me, so I’m rushing to the mountain village where he's skating in a holiday show. That’s what best friends do. Etienne I know Sam will never like me the way I like him. Never love me the way I love him. But now that my competitive skating career might be suddenly ending, I need my best friend by my side. Thank god Sam’s spending the holidays with me. It's okay that he'll never love me back. It’s okay that there's only one bed in this cozy little cabin. We’re best friends. Nothing’s going to happen. Only One Bed is a gay Christmas story from Keira Andrews featuring friends to lovers, forced proximity, bisexual awakening, first times, snowy holiday vibes, and of course a happy ending.


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Will friends become lovers this Christmas? Sam People joke that Etienne and I are boyfriends, but whatever. Sure, I think about him all the time—he's my best friend. If I've missed him way more than I expected when he left to train with a new skating coach, that’s because he’s so easy to hang with. And yeah, he’s gay, but he’s not into me. Why would he be? I’m straight. We're Will friends become lovers this Christmas? Sam People joke that Etienne and I are boyfriends, but whatever. Sure, I think about him all the time—he's my best friend. If I've missed him way more than I expected when he left to train with a new skating coach, that’s because he’s so easy to hang with. And yeah, he’s gay, but he’s not into me. Why would he be? I’m straight. We're not boyfriends. But now Etienne needs me, so I’m rushing to the mountain village where he's skating in a holiday show. That’s what best friends do. Etienne I know Sam will never like me the way I like him. Never love me the way I love him. But now that my competitive skating career might be suddenly ending, I need my best friend by my side. Thank god Sam’s spending the holidays with me. It's okay that he'll never love me back. It’s okay that there's only one bed in this cozy little cabin. We’re best friends. Nothing’s going to happen. Only One Bed is a gay Christmas story from Keira Andrews featuring friends to lovers, forced proximity, bisexual awakening, first times, snowy holiday vibes, and of course a happy ending.

30 review for Only One Bed

  1. 5 out of 5

    Heather K (dentist in my spare time)

    *2.5 stars* I love you, Keira Andrews, and thank you so much for sending me a review copy, but Only One Bed just didn't quite work for me. I can't even state how much I love everything Keira writes, and to add on an only one bed! trope and friends-to-lovers... I was BEYOND ready for this. However, I'm not sure if the novella-length killed it for me, but I felt like the sexual realization moments and growing attraction felt abrupt and underdeveloped. I think to really convince me about a friends-t *2.5 stars* I love you, Keira Andrews, and thank you so much for sending me a review copy, but Only One Bed just didn't quite work for me. I can't even state how much I love everything Keira writes, and to add on an only one bed! trope and friends-to-lovers... I was BEYOND ready for this. However, I'm not sure if the novella-length killed it for me, but I felt like the sexual realization moments and growing attraction felt abrupt and underdeveloped. I think to really convince me about a friends-to-lovers or a sexuality discovery story, there needs to be more backstory that we witness, more tension. Here, we heard that these two had been platonic friends for years, but the sort of hints about attraction were there from the start. I think the story might have been better if they were both gay/bi (at least acknowledging it) from the start (yes, that's me!! suggesting that-omg). I felt... nothing towards this story, which makes me super sad. I mean, it's Keira and ONLY ONE BED! But, alas, this wasn't meant to be for me. There's always her next book. *Copy provided in exchange for an honest review* goodreads|instagram|twitter|tiktok

  2. 4 out of 5

    ☆ Todd

    I liked this story, but didn't fall completely head over heels in love with it, like I'd hoped. At 121 reported pages, I don't know, it felt significantly shorter than that and more like a story that I'd pick up as a super-quick, filler read. More of an appetizer than the entree. Both 24 y.o. MC's, Etienne and Sam, were extremely likeable and I really enjoyed their friendship. [My interpretation of professional ice dancer Etienne...] [My interpretation of Sam...] However, I was never able to fully em I liked this story, but didn't fall completely head over heels in love with it, like I'd hoped. At 121 reported pages, I don't know, it felt significantly shorter than that and more like a story that I'd pick up as a super-quick, filler read. More of an appetizer than the entree. Both 24 y.o. MC's, Etienne and Sam, were extremely likeable and I really enjoyed their friendship. [My interpretation of professional ice dancer Etienne...] [My interpretation of Sam...] However, I was never able to fully embrace their transition into the "more" part of the relationship, for whatever reason, which was probably 100% on me or my reading mood. Once Sam finally gave in and told Etienne that he wanted to kiss him, the steam arrived pretty hot and heavy, if that interests you. And I loved how, once Sam opened himself up to being with Etienne, there were zero gay freakouts or hesitation, not even when out in public, which can be pretty rare in bi-awakening stories. I also really liked Sam's family, who were present for much more of the book than I had expected, and how easily they accepted Sam and Etienne's transition from BFF's to boyfriends. There was for sure a setup for book 2 in this one, as both Sam's brother, Henry, and his nemesis on the ice were at the winter resort, which I'm looking forward to reading, too. Overall, I'd rate this one at around 3.5 stars and recommend it to M/M fans that aren't allergic to descriptions of some damn cold-sounding wintery conditions. ----------------------------------------------- This book is *FREE* with Kindle Unlimited membership. See All My Latest Reads (Review Quick-Links) -----------------------------------------------

  3. 4 out of 5

    Florence .

    I really loved the last Keira Andrews books I have read so I was very excited about this one. it took me 8 days to read this 120 pages book because I just wasn't engaged by it. I never really got into the book or connected with it, which I'm sad to say because I absolutely love friends to lovers, this one just didn't work for me. I didn't like how there weren't that many interactions with the main characters, it was more about their everyday than the romance, which didn't really work for me. Also I really loved the last Keira Andrews books I have read so I was very excited about this one. it took me 8 days to read this 120 pages book because I just wasn't engaged by it. I never really got into the book or connected with it, which I'm sad to say because I absolutely love friends to lovers, this one just didn't work for me. I didn't like how there weren't that many interactions with the main characters, it was more about their everyday than the romance, which didn't really work for me. Also, I just want to mention that I'm from Quebec and I'm always a little wary of reading books about characters from Quebec because they always just read like a stereotype and it was definitely the case here, there is more to Quebecers than saying one swear word in French every 5 minutes. It wasn't the worst representation ever and it didn't sound too cliche and I didn't mind it too much, but I wish there was more to him than using one French swear word during the entire book. It was very sweet though and swoony, which I absolutely love in a Christmas romance, I just wish it grabbed me more. I received an ARC of this book, and this is my honest review

  4. 5 out of 5

    ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~

    Sam and Etienne have been best friends for more than a decade, and if Etienne has an unrequited crush on Sam, no one has to know ... well, except Bree, his skating partner and other best friend. Now Sam is coming to spend a week with Etienne over the holidays. The thing is, they have to share a bed. But that's what friends do, right? Even though the plot is relationship-driven, the story doesn't take place in a vacuum. Etienne is at a crossroads in his skating career. He and Bree hate training w Sam and Etienne have been best friends for more than a decade, and if Etienne has an unrequited crush on Sam, no one has to know ... well, except Bree, his skating partner and other best friend. Now Sam is coming to spend a week with Etienne over the holidays. The thing is, they have to share a bed. But that's what friends do, right? Even though the plot is relationship-driven, the story doesn't take place in a vacuum. Etienne is at a crossroads in his skating career. He and Bree hate training with their current coach, and Bree has suffered a bad concussion. Sam's older brother, Henry, is also a professional figure skater, and you can tell the author knows this sport. There aren't so many details as to be exhausting, but the descriptions are spot on. Only One Bed is a warm, sexy, friends-to-lovers, bisexual awakening story with a cheerful Christmas vibe. I adored the MCs and secondary characters, especially Sam's grandma, who was a hoot. I'm really hoping Henry and Theo (Henry's main competitor) get a story. Also, three cheers for an Asian American MC! Sam is of Japanese heritage, as is my best friend of two decades, so I was particularly pleased by this. We need more Asian representation in romance novels.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Keira Andrews

    This BFFs-to-lovers romance was so much fun to write, and I hope it brings you fluffy, sexy, holiday cheer in a year when we need it more than ever. ❤ Buy or borrow in Kindle Unlimited: Amz US: https://amzn.to/30w8SGL Amz Universal: https://readerlinks.com/l/2173099 This BFFs-to-lovers romance was so much fun to write, and I hope it brings you fluffy, sexy, holiday cheer in a year when we need it more than ever. ❤ Buy or borrow in Kindle Unlimited: Amz US: https://amzn.to/30w8SGL Amz Universal: https://readerlinks.com/l/2173099

  6. 4 out of 5

    Meags

    4 Stars This story was trope-y as all get-out and I enjoyed every minute of it! The title says it all, as we follow besties, Sam and Etienne, as they spend a few welcomed days together over the Christmas holiday, forced to face some long-suppressed feelings and new heated desires that begin to rise to the surface when they find themselves sharing a cabin with only one bed! Sam and Etienne were lovely characters and I bought into their friends-to-lovers story with ease and eagerness. The dual POV c 4 Stars This story was trope-y as all get-out and I enjoyed every minute of it! The title says it all, as we follow besties, Sam and Etienne, as they spend a few welcomed days together over the Christmas holiday, forced to face some long-suppressed feelings and new heated desires that begin to rise to the surface when they find themselves sharing a cabin with only one bed! Sam and Etienne were lovely characters and I bought into their friends-to-lovers story with ease and eagerness. The dual POV certainly helped establish their strong connection and shed light on their mutual pining, with Etienne loving Sam from afar since childhood, and Sam only now coming to terms with both his sexuality and his complex feelings for his dearest friend. The romance was sweet and sufficiently sexy, but I also enjoyed all the ice dancing stuff and family/friend dynamics too. I’ll definitely be back to read the sequel (Kiss and Cry), featuring Sam’s competitive ice-skating brother, Henry, as he falls for his biggest competition and personal nemesis, Theo.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Elisa Glendenning

    DNF @65% Unfortunately, this is a miss for me. Not only is the writing choppy, I’m so bored and I just don’t care enough to carry on. Sorry 🥴

  8. 4 out of 5

    Loulou

    3.5 stars I received an ARC from GRR and this is my honest review. Pros: It was very sweet and had a fluffy christmasy feel to it. The tropes: best friends to lovers Bi-awakening. The characters: They were lovable and sweet. The Steam was good too! Cons: I felt like it should have been a bit longer to really give it more depth. We needed to see more of the MCs together to strengthen their bond because we didn't really experience their friendship as well. 3.5 stars I received an ARC from GRR and this is my honest review. Pros: It was very sweet and had a fluffy christmasy feel to it. The tropes: best friends to lovers Bi-awakening. The characters: They were lovable and sweet. The Steam was good too! Cons: I felt like it should have been a bit longer to really give it more depth. We needed to see more of the MCs together to strengthen their bond because we didn't really experience their friendship as well.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Ariana

    Cute, nice and enjoyable, even if more depth would have been appreciated. All in all, a well written GFY, but somehow nothing to raise my blood pressure. It seems this is an introduction to Henry's book in many ways. Which I will read, of course. Cute, nice and enjoyable, even if more depth would have been appreciated. All in all, a well written GFY, but somehow nothing to raise my blood pressure. It seems this is an introduction to Henry's book in many ways. Which I will read, of course.

  10. 4 out of 5

    NicoleR.M.M.

    2,5 stars. This was just a nice holiday romance novella. If I'm honest, I was a bit disappointed by it. Keira Andrews is usually my to go author for holiday romances - If Only in My Dreams is a yearly favorite re-read, so maybe my expectations were too high. I don't know, but I didn't feel like I would remember this story like I remember that one. It took a while for me to get into the story, all this talk about reaching the Olympics or not, and the competition, and I could not find myself inves 2,5 stars. This was just a nice holiday romance novella. If I'm honest, I was a bit disappointed by it. Keira Andrews is usually my to go author for holiday romances - If Only in My Dreams is a yearly favorite re-read, so maybe my expectations were too high. I don't know, but I didn't feel like I would remember this story like I remember that one. It took a while for me to get into the story, all this talk about reaching the Olympics or not, and the competition, and I could not find myself invested in it. I felt like it was less about the romance itself, but more about the people and things surrounding them. But it's best friends to lovers, and that is a trope I really enjoy. I love the confusion about how to feel, about the realization that there's more than just friendship. And that's what happens between Sam and Etienne. But if you ask me, sadly, I don't think I will remember Sam and Etienne like I do Charlie and Gavin from If only in my dreams. I kindly received an ARC from GayRomanceReviews and this is my honest review

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sheri

    Cute, cute, cute. It was short. It was sweet. It was everything the 'only one bed' scenario that dreams are made of. The guys were great. The family was great. And the ending was great. I just wish it was a little bit longer...that would have sealed the deal for me. Cute, cute, cute. It was short. It was sweet. It was everything the 'only one bed' scenario that dreams are made of. The guys were great. The family was great. And the ending was great. I just wish it was a little bit longer...that would have sealed the deal for me.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Bookreader87(Amanda)

    2.75 stars Etienne and Sam have been friends since high school. Etienne has had a crush on Sam for years. Sam has been oblivious to it all. That is until one Christmas trip, that leaves them in a small cabin with one bed, that finally opens his eyes. This book felt like a novel trying to force itself into a short. It wanted to get in so much about figure skating while trying to play out the changing relationship between Sam and Etienne. It really didn't flow well for me. I was also a little confus 2.75 stars Etienne and Sam have been friends since high school. Etienne has had a crush on Sam for years. Sam has been oblivious to it all. That is until one Christmas trip, that leaves them in a small cabin with one bed, that finally opens his eyes. This book felt like a novel trying to force itself into a short. It wanted to get in so much about figure skating while trying to play out the changing relationship between Sam and Etienne. It really didn't flow well for me. I was also a little confused why so much time was spent talking about Theo and Henry but then I seen there will be a book for them. Henry is Sam’s older brother and Theo is Henry's arch nemesis on the rink. This short seemed more like a set up for that future book which honestly I will read. Overall a cute short that took me way too long to read lol. It had the friends to lovers aspect going for them...I just didn’t love the execution. *ARC provided by GRR, this is my honest review.*

  13. 4 out of 5

    Len Evans Jr

    Another Awesome Christmas Story from this author Really liked these two guys a lot, their chemistry was off the charts. Was a wonderful, sweet and adorable read.

  14. 4 out of 5

    *J* Too Many Books Too Little Time

    3.5 Stars This one was cute! Probably not my favorite of the holiday season but a nice, easy enjoyable read. I may be most excited about Henry and Theo getting a book! 🤷🏻‍♀️

  15. 5 out of 5

    Vanna

    4 friends-to-lovers stars!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was a sweet holiday romance with two besties finally falling in love during the magical season with a minor backdrop of competitive figure skating/ice dancing. Etienne has been in love with Sam since they were fourteen years old, but its unrequited since Sam is straight . But they are incredibly close and what Sam doesn't realize is that in many ways Etienne and he are meant to be together 💕. So what happens when Etienne invites Sam to Mont-Tremblant fo 4 friends-to-lovers stars!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was a sweet holiday romance with two besties finally falling in love during the magical season with a minor backdrop of competitive figure skating/ice dancing. Etienne has been in love with Sam since they were fourteen years old, but its unrequited since Sam is straight . But they are incredibly close and what Sam doesn't realize is that in many ways Etienne and he are meant to be together 💕. So what happens when Etienne invites Sam to Mont-Tremblant for the holidays? Can he hide his true feelings for Sam while they are staying in the same cabin and snuggling together in one bed? And what about Sam? Does he still only have platonic feelings for Etienne? 😍 This is a low-angst, sweet holiday romance with MCs who are young and exploring both in and out of bed 😉 I'm not very knowledgeable in ice skating/ice dancing competitions.., I only ever watch it during the Winter Olympics so I was relieved that this did not go too deep into the competitions. I'm guessing the next one with Henry and Theo will be more focussed on that aspect. I'm still intrigued and will check it when it's out. 😁 But as for this holiday novella is concerned, I loved the sweet MCs and their friends-to-lovers epiphany 💘. Highly recommended!! 👍 👍

  16. 5 out of 5

    Barb ~rede-2-read~

    Hmm, this was unexpected. I had hoped for a fun story with lots of witty banter and a slow buildup of the realization that these boys, who've been best friends since early teens, are actually in love with each other. What I got was a quick, short, hop into bed sex romp between two guys who could easily have been preteen girls. Sorry, Keira Andrews. This isn't your typical work. The boys were very immature--in word and in actions. I remember talking like this when I was 14, and being a girl in th Hmm, this was unexpected. I had hoped for a fun story with lots of witty banter and a slow buildup of the realization that these boys, who've been best friends since early teens, are actually in love with each other. What I got was a quick, short, hop into bed sex romp between two guys who could easily have been preteen girls. Sorry, Keira Andrews. This isn't your typical work. The boys were very immature--in word and in actions. I remember talking like this when I was 14, and being a girl in the sixties, that's okay. But these two were not raised in the sixties and are not teen girls. IDK. It may be me, but it feel so teeny-boppery. Nothing about their behavior made sense. And I'm definitely not a fan of a story that is 50% sex. The longer I read MM romance, the more fussy I get and this just didn't cut it. And, it didn't feel like a holiday story at all. Gah. The longer I write the more I realize I need to give this two stars and walk away.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Papie

    This was cute and really really sweet. Adorable best friends to lovers and bisexual discovery. I liked the figure skating setup, and I’m curious about Henry and Theo’s book. That being said, it was all too sweet, too easy, too smooth. And therefore not very exciting. And can we stop with the Quebecois cliché? People don’t just throw Tabarnak (a swear word if you’re not familiar) constantly in conversations, especially not when they are speaking English. I read the word more in this book than I’v This was cute and really really sweet. Adorable best friends to lovers and bisexual discovery. I liked the figure skating setup, and I’m curious about Henry and Theo’s book. That being said, it was all too sweet, too easy, too smooth. And therefore not very exciting. And can we stop with the Quebecois cliché? People don’t just throw Tabarnak (a swear word if you’re not familiar) constantly in conversations, especially not when they are speaking English. I read the word more in this book than I’ve heard it in months here in Montreal.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer☠Pher☠

    Well, if I'm being honest here, I spent a lot of the story trying to remember Etienne and Bree's story from another book and looking forward to Henry and Theo's story. I just didn't really feel all that much between Etienne and Sam. I felt their friendship for sure but the switch from that to lovers just wasn't there for me. I still liked the book. I too love figure skating and love stories about it. So, cute but I didn't fall in love with it. Well, if I'm being honest here, I spent a lot of the story trying to remember Etienne and Bree's story from another book and looking forward to Henry and Theo's story. I just didn't really feel all that much between Etienne and Sam. I felt their friendship for sure but the switch from that to lovers just wasn't there for me. I still liked the book. I too love figure skating and love stories about it. So, cute but I didn't fall in love with it.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Grace

    2.5 rounded up This was... fine. I had a feeling going into it that this one would feel a bit phoned-in, and it did. Everything from the world's laziest title (I mean, come on!), to the fairly generic plot, to the fact that this was clearly serving as an intro to what I am presuming will be a full-length novel following one of the MC's brother. It was fine, but utterly forgettable, and while I did appreciate the representation here, everything else felt a bit bland. 2.5 rounded up This was... fine. I had a feeling going into it that this one would feel a bit phoned-in, and it did. Everything from the world's laziest title (I mean, come on!), to the fairly generic plot, to the fact that this was clearly serving as an intro to what I am presuming will be a full-length novel following one of the MC's brother. It was fine, but utterly forgettable, and while I did appreciate the representation here, everything else felt a bit bland.

  20. 5 out of 5

    alyssa

    [2.5] most likely a case of misplaced expectations, but i had a hard time getting into the swing of things with all the drama about not being able to qualify for the olympics, injuries, etc. when i was expecting a story more focused on Sam and Etienne? that scene toward the end with Bree was really sweet though. ah well, you win some, you lose some. at least we can cheer on おばあちゃん👵🏼😂

  21. 5 out of 5

    Leta Blake

    Absolutely loved this sweet, short, fluffy, easy, heart-warming book! Perfect for cozy holiday reading!

  22. 5 out of 5

    ML

    3 1/2 solid stars ⭐️ for this one. I know this is a novella so the story has to be a bit accelerated. BUT there was a lot of filler too. I wanted the MCs to be together longer. I wanted less of Sam’s family in it. I know this novella is only a set up to the next book with Theo and Henry BUT Sam and Etienne deserved more time together. They were sweet and I’m glad they found love with one another.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Aimora

    3.5 stars of sugary BFF to lovers.

  24. 4 out of 5

    suzette ~Always Reading~

    This was a cute, light story of best friends to lovers. Unlike other Keira Andrews books this one felt incomplete in a way. It’s a novella and it also introduces us to Henry & Theo who will have their own story. I wish there was more build up between Etienne & Sam though. Etienne & Sam were very sweet together, I loved their chemistry. I would have loved a longer story with more of them spending time together before figuring it out that they both want to be together. Hopefully we’ll see more of This was a cute, light story of best friends to lovers. Unlike other Keira Andrews books this one felt incomplete in a way. It’s a novella and it also introduces us to Henry & Theo who will have their own story. I wish there was more build up between Etienne & Sam though. Etienne & Sam were very sweet together, I loved their chemistry. I would have loved a longer story with more of them spending time together before figuring it out that they both want to be together. Hopefully we’ll see more of them in Henry’s story. ARC provided via Gay Romance Reviews

  25. 4 out of 5

    Lelyana's Reviews

    This was so adorable. When you thought that your best friend of forever was not into you and one day you're just realized that you both actually had been dating for years. Full review soon. This was so adorable. When you thought that your best friend of forever was not into you and one day you're just realized that you both actually had been dating for years. Full review soon.

  26. 4 out of 5

    .Lili.

    Best friends to lovers ✔ Steam ✔ Bisexual awakening ✔ Great cast ✔ Steam again (they were hot)✔ Pining/Feels ✔ MADE ME HIGHLY ANTICIPATE Theo & Henry ✔ I enjoyed this novella. Friends to lovers is like crack to me, and this was a great little escape. I loved it. One quick note- not sure I'd consider this one a Holiday Novella per se. It didn't feel that way which is fine, but a quick heads up if that's what you're looking for. All in all, 4 stars for Sam & Etienne ♥ Best friends to lovers ✔ Steam ✔ Bisexual awakening ✔ Great cast ✔ Steam again (they were hot)✔ Pining/Feels ✔ MADE ME HIGHLY ANTICIPATE Theo & Henry ✔ I enjoyed this novella. Friends to lovers is like crack to me, and this was a great little escape. I loved it. One quick note- not sure I'd consider this one a Holiday Novella per se. It didn't feel that way which is fine, but a quick heads up if that's what you're looking for. All in all, 4 stars for Sam & Etienne ♥

  27. 5 out of 5

    Angel Davis

    I’m sorry but I really didn’t like this one which is crazy because I love Keira Andrews! The beginning took off way too fast to where it was hard to keep track of who was who and what was going on and who we were supposed to be focused on. The writing was really choppy and chaotic and the main characters read really young. I wouldn’t have been surprised if they were 12 year olds but I’m glad they weren’t! The sex was awkward which wasn’t too horrible because sex can be very awkward and authors t I’m sorry but I really didn’t like this one which is crazy because I love Keira Andrews! The beginning took off way too fast to where it was hard to keep track of who was who and what was going on and who we were supposed to be focused on. The writing was really choppy and chaotic and the main characters read really young. I wouldn’t have been surprised if they were 12 year olds but I’m glad they weren’t! The sex was awkward which wasn’t too horrible because sex can be very awkward and authors too readily like to write scenes that go so smoothly and perfectly and everything is amazing and seamless and that’s almost never the case, so I appreciated that aspect. But otherwise, the writing was just really hard to read. Usually Andrews makes her writing so immersive that I can believe I’m actually apart of the world, but this was very robotic and very just base level ideas, dialogue and description. I really wanted to DNF this book, but I pushed through because it was an Andrews and only why. I was really disappointed. This isn’t even a cozy holiday read. It’s more of a friends to lovers sports romance than anything, and I think this would’ve been so much better if it took away a lot of the focus off of figure skating. Sam seemed almost like a secondary character, where Bree and even Theo were more important than him.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Cat the bookworm

    Cute, but a bit rushed. It’s the first book I’ve ever read where one of the characters is ice skating, but the sports part isn’t really the focus. It’s the story of Sam, a Canadian with Japanese roots, and Etienne, his best friend, who’s been in love with Sam for ages. I already mentioned the book is short, so it feels a bit abrupt that Sam realises he’s into Etienne, they have sex, they’re outed as a couple and baaaam, HEA. But it’s fun, sweet, and with a few interesting side characters - looking f Cute, but a bit rushed. It’s the first book I’ve ever read where one of the characters is ice skating, but the sports part isn’t really the focus. It’s the story of Sam, a Canadian with Japanese roots, and Etienne, his best friend, who’s been in love with Sam for ages. I already mentioned the book is short, so it feels a bit abrupt that Sam realises he’s into Etienne, they have sex, they’re outed as a couple and baaaam, HEA. But it’s fun, sweet, and with a few interesting side characters - looking forward to Henry‘s and Theo‘s story next.

  29. 5 out of 5

    George

    4.5-Stars With her latest Christmas romance novel, Only One Bed, Kiera Andrews has produced yet another in her long line of great holiday reads. This time the setting is primarily in Canada and the story line prominently features figure skaters preparing for nationals and vying for positions on the Canadian team that will compete in the 1988 Calgary Olympics. The main charters, Sam Sakaguchi, a 3rd year sociology major at UBC, and his best friend since childhood, Etienne Allard, an accomplished pi 4.5-Stars With her latest Christmas romance novel, Only One Bed, Kiera Andrews has produced yet another in her long line of great holiday reads. This time the setting is primarily in Canada and the story line prominently features figure skaters preparing for nationals and vying for positions on the Canadian team that will compete in the 1988 Calgary Olympics. The main charters, Sam Sakaguchi, a 3rd year sociology major at UBC, and his best friend since childhood, Etienne Allard, an accomplished pianist and one half of a Canadian ice dancing award winning team, are perfectly matched. Everyone - including Sam’s grandma; his brother Henry, a former men’s figure skating World Champion; and Brianna, Etienne’s ice dancing parter - knows that Sam and Etienne love each other. Everyone, that is, except Sam and Etienne. While Etienne is openly gay, Sam insists that he’s totally straight. So how could Sam possibly be in love Etienne? The answers are found when Etienne invites Sam to stay with him for a few days at the Mont-Tremblant Quebec Pinnacle Luxury Resort, where, as the book’s title makes clear, there is only one bed in Sam's room. Laughter and joy are absolutely guaranteed throughout the book, particularly as Sam and Etienne visit the resort’s sauna and as they later experience their first kiss. Andrews has also promised a follow-up story featuring Sam’s gay older brother, Henry, and Theo Sullivan, the reigning men’s figure skating World Champion. Each man hopes to become the Olympic gold medalist at the upcoming Calgary Olympics, and there has been just a hint of a possible personal attraction between the two. I received a copy of this book from Gay Romance Reviews and this is my honest review.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Miriah

    This was the most dull and boring thing I’ve ever read from Keira Andrews

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