In a world of gas lighting and horse-drawn carriages, Rex is fixing up an old mansion to host a Christmas party for his wealthy family's business.  He meets a gentle, insecure magician named Gene, who's come to work on the crumbling mansion's moldings.  He doesn't expect to fall in love.

Note: This story first appeared in Christmas Delights, a collection of Male/Male gay romance stories set in and around the Christmas season, supported by RJ Scott and Love Lane Books Limited.

Length: 9,615 words

Heat level: sweet

Themes: Christmas, magic, gay romance, sweet romance, historical fantasy

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