"Do you prefer candy canes or stockings? If you prefer candy canes, we'll play a game through December and spend Christmas underneath the Mistletoe." This mysterious message is sent in a Christmas Card to Noah at work. Is it possibly another guy at work that knows he's gay even though he's in the closet? Or is it a woman? Alice Ashes' Candy Games & Mistletoe is the story of a sudden and compelling romance that matures between a young man and his co-worker during Christmas time. Each is unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, when, during the busy holiday weeks, constant tides of obsession, allure and desire intensify their passion and test circumstances in their lives. The two steer toward the one thing both fear they may never truly find again: complete intimacy. It is an instant Chrimstas classic.
Winner of the Maryland LGBTQ Literary Award for Fiction