The Christmas Throwaway by R.J. Scott Review

The Christmas Throwaway - R.J. Scott

For Zachary Weston Christmas means sleeping on a churchyard bench in the freezing snow with nothing better in his future. Thrown out of his home for being gay, he is left without money or, it seems, anywhere to go.


Until a stranger shows him that some people do give a lot more than a damn.

Ben Hamilton is a rookie cop in his small home town. He finds a young throwaway, fresh from the city, sleeping on a bench in the churchyard on a snowy Christmas Eve. Can he be the one to give Zachary his own Christmas miracle?




 lovely Christmas romance where Zack who has been thrown out by his family and beaten for being gay finds rest and comfort when a young police officer finds him and helps him get back on his feet.

Everyone in this book, but the villains who are off page, are very kind. There is a careful exploration of the idea of throwaways instead of runaways that is very touching.

This is a slow burn romance as Zach is just almost 18 to Ben's 24 when the book begins. 

It is a hopeful tale.