A Christmas Wish by Suzy Shearer

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Roxanne King fled the loves of her life at 22, knowing she’d have to accept the consequences of her actions for the rest of her life. Thirty years later, Roxanne’s yearly Christmas wish finally comes true—those two men are back.

But can they forgive her, will they still love her—especially when she reveals the reason she ran?

Andrew Essex, 54, and Stefan Łukasik-Essex, 53, love each other more than anything, although a huge part of them is missing—the woman they both still love, Roxanne.

Now thirty years later, they’ve found her but they get more than they bargained for!

Can they accept what she denied them or will they turn their backs on the chance to have Roxy—their forever and always?

Be Warned: menage sex (MMF), m/m sex, anal sex, sex toys


She reached for the door of the cab but the attractive man beat her and opened it.

She thanked him before she climbed in the cab and certainly not understanding why she bothered, she added, “It’s funny but my mother’s name is Roxanne King and from old pictures I see I do look like her. So maybe it was an honest mistake.”

There was no mistaking the excitement in his voice nor the way he seemed to bounce on his feet as he exclaimed, “Oh my gosh! No wonder I thought you were Roxanne!” He seemed to search her face before asking, “It has to be the same Roxanne, lived around here about thirty years ago. I mean, it isn’t a common name.”

“Mm, sounds like it’d be her. I know she did live here back before I was born.”

It appeared the man couldn’t stop smiling nor shaking his head as if in disbelief. He asked, “How is she?”

“Oh, she’s fine.”

Stephanie slid into the cab and the man bent down speaking through the open door, “Is she living around here now?”

Not sure exactly who he was despite her intense feeling of familiarity, Stephanie didn’t want to give too much information. She pushed aside wanting to share more details because of the strange instant connection to this good-looking man. Instead, she merely nodded.

“Well, can you tell her Stefan sends his best regards, and so does Andy?” He gave her another of those wonderful smiles then looked extremely serious as he added, “Please tell her, please. It’s very important. Stefan and Andy.”

Shocked, Stephanie couldn’t reply. She stared at him, her mind working overtime. Hearing those two names had sent a shiver of excitement down her spine as she realized who he reminded her of. Perhaps she read too much into it—but all the same. She carefully studied the man and noted he seemed about the same height as her twin brother, Drew, but this man was leaner and athletic. He also had blue eyes whereas Drew’s were gray like their mother’s. But her own were a very similar blue to this stranger’s. This man also had blond hair, the exact shade as hers, while her brother’s was more mid-brown like their mom’s.

Could it be? Lost in her thoughts, Stephanie suddenly realized he’d spoken again. “I’m so sorry, I missed what you said.”

“I just asked that you not forget to tell her. And tell her...” He appeared to think what he should say. Finally he spoke, “Tell her we’d truly love to catch up with her. Tell her we both really miss her, we always have.”

More puzzled than ever she could only reply, “Um, yes, I will.”

Before he could say anything else, Stephanie spoke with the driver. “Kensington, please.”

Then she nodded to the man as he shut the door. The smile on his face could have lit up an entire street. The cab drove off leaving Stephanie filled with excitement, and so much confusion. Oh, wow, did I just meet my father? She glanced back, the man still stood on the curb watching the cab disappear. His huge grin still shone on his face as he lifted his cell phone to his ear.

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Score: 5 out of 5 (based on 18 ratings)
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Roxanne, Andrew and Stefan
Written by Ddee2 on 5th Feb 2023

Thirty years ago, Roxanne fled from Andrew and Stefan, the two loves of her life. In all that time, she never forgot them nor stopped loving them. Now they have found her and they want her back, never having forgotten nor stopped loving her. Even though her Christmas wish every year has been to be back with them, she doesn’t trust that they still feel the same, nor can she get over her shame and guilt for leaving them all those years ago. She has been an independent woman all these years, keeping her thoughts and feelings hidden from those close to her, always with her protective mask in place. Trying to release some of that control and be more open is a huge challenge for her. A major health issue is also causing her to question what she wants and what her two loves want, and whether she can seriously consider changes in her life when the outcome is so uncertain. This is complicating her thinking and feelings when facing the decision she must make—follow her heart or let her guilt and fear keep her from her forever and always lovers. Because the book blurb was so vague, it was harder to write the review without spoilers because most of the book hinges on those spoilers. The story kept me involved, although there were a few times I wanted to shake her, as well as a few tears. I could totally understand her reasons for things she did without totally agreeing with them. Characters are well developed, and easy to like and relate to. I would rate it a 4.5, but bumping to a 5 for an even number.

Great holiday story
Written by JRW on 5th Feb 2023

I enjoyed this reverse harem romance a lot. Roxanne left her two loves scared and pregnant. After three decades, a chance meeting between her daughter and her two boyfriends brought them together again with the help of her children. She’s always wished, every year, to see them again but she’s got a secret and is afraid they will hate her. Sweet holiday story.

Stefan, Roxanne, Andy
Written by DebinOkla on 5th Feb 2023

Stefan, Roxanne, Andy. This is an awesome story about rekindled love! Suzy Shearer does an awesome job telling the story of 3 people who still live each other but have been apart for over 20 years! Great read!

Written by Nina D on 5th Feb 2023

I was looking forward to reading this book. I like the theme of a second chance romance years after it began, and love MMF. I really liked Andrew and Stephen. Their bond was strong and solid. Roxanne always felt guilty and regretful leaving them and wished to be with them again. After thirty years, fate brought them together again. I didn't much care for Roxy or choices she made. I liked the men more, but overall wished to see more of their relationship- both between Stef and Andy as a couple and then after reuniting with Roxy and the three of them. There just seemed to be a lot of other life stuff muddling the romance that I wanted to happen. This is the first book I've read by this author and I would read another. 4 stars.

Second Chance
Written by Maleficent on 5th Feb 2023

Roxanne made the decision to leave the two loves of her life, Andrew and Stefan. Her feelings for them have never changed in the thirty years they have been apart. They have found her and make it perfectly clear they still feel the same. Roxanne has some secrets that might keep the trio apart. Can they convince her to give in?

Second chance at love
Written by Jill G on 5th Feb 2023

A great second chance love story that took thirty years to come about. I like how the same feelings were still alive between the three of them but there were surprises that Stefan and Andrew were unaware of and Roxanne had a current problem that caused her to hold back. I like how the author included small children who say exactly what they are thinking with no filter. There is a HEA but there are a lot of issues that have to be worked out and emotions run high which makes for good reading. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and are voluntarily leaving a review.

Awesome Story
Written by Merry J on 30th Jan 2023

When Roxanne left Andrew and Stefan, she thought she was doing the right thing. Thirty years later Roxanne's daughter will come across a man she thinks that may be her father and it will start a journey that will bring their family back together. This touching story drew me in an had me cheering for Roxanne and her men to finally get their chance for happiness!

Rounded up
Written by Victoria.W on 30th Jan 2023

I rounded up 3.75 stars and that is because of the guys. Roxy frustrated me quite a bit. A second chance at love and she made some choices that made me want to yell. My first by the author but I am willing to try another book.

30 years to a happy ending
Written by Babs on 30th Jan 2023

Roxanne King has made Christmas wish cakes in October for thirty years and her wish is always the same. She has two adult children Stephanie and Drew. Stephanie comes out of her obstetrician’s office and is hailed by an older man she does not know his name is Stefan Łukasik-Essex. When she tells him her Mother's name, he phones Andrew Essex his husband. Stephanie goes to Roxanne and asks her who Stephan and Andy are. Roxanne is off work because of an accident to her leg. I enjoyed seeing this family get their happy ending. This is a new Author to me, and I want to read more by her. I received a free copy of this book via Evernight and am voluntarily leaving a review.

A Christmas Wish
Written by Amd2662 on 30th Jan 2023

Reverse Harem. MMF. Andrew/Stefan/Roxanne. Hidden pregnancy. Reacquainted. Adult children & grandchildren. Injured. Guilt. Worry. Happiness. Sadness. Repressed feelings. Fear. Love. Attraction. Affection. Acceptance. Wonderful characters and endearing story. HEA. Entertaining read

This book was wonderful--simply said this was written so amazingly!!
Written by Andrea R on 30th Jan 2023

I love this trope so very much. The book was written very well and the storyline and characters were so believable. I do like that the characters are older so that brings a totally different type storyline that I don't usually read but this was really great.

Simply beautiful!
Written by FiDevil on 14th Jan 2023

What a fantastic story! I especially loved the fact that the main characters are in their 50’s, not in their twenties or thirties. I really enjoyed reading the story about Roxanne who had run away from her ménage relationship with Stefan and Andrew. After she had left them she discovered she was pregnant and had twins. 30 years later by accident Stefan sees his daughter Stephanie and mistake her for Roxanne, this leads to them being reunited and after several weeks they finally have their Roxanne back and their children and grandchildren. There is a happily ever after for this family.

Forever and Always
Written by Jean Day on 2nd Jan 2023

I loved it! At times I wanted to shake Roxanne but I could understand her feelings and emotions. All the characters felt real and their reactions were what I imagine would happen. Love those two men - who wouldn't! Another great book by Ms Shearer.

A Christmas Wish: Forever and Always
Written by m_hours on 1st Jan 2023

Roxanne is for sure a very determined woman, doing things the way she prefers. Drew and Stefan are in for a big surprise - both sets of them. I enjoyed this holiday reunited tale.

A Christmas Wish: Forever and Always
Written by m_hours on 1st Jan 2023

Roxanne is for sure a very determined woman, doing things the way she prefers. Drew and Stefan are in for a big surprise - both sets of them. I enjoyed this holiday reunited tale.

Great second chance story
Written by RhondaVB on 1st Jan 2023

I loved this story but I will admit that Roxanne got on my nerves a bit because of her being so stubborn! I love that Stefan and Andrew still loved her after all the years apart and that they happily accepted being fathers and grandfathers. It was really a sweet story.

Awesome book!!!
Written by Amy J on 1st Jan 2023

I really enjoyed reading this book. This was actually the first book that I’ve read by this author and I hope to read more. Awesome book!!

Loved it!
Written by Maureen L on 18th Dec 2022

Love this book. Why? Mature characters Lost loves Interesting characters Well written Emotional. I like that the heroine had doubts and misgivings, made her more human. The two lead male characters were great, they were separate individuals rather than two cookie-cutter characters. I haven't read this author before but will now.