The last thing Cole expects to get for the holidays is dumped. But there he is, in the airport on his way to Banff for a romantic getaway, helplessly watching as his boyfriend's ex declares undying love, proposes - and is accepted. With a few weeks to go until Christmas, Cole's mood dives from jolly to jaded. But instead of sitting at home alone and feeling sorry for himself, he goes to his favorite bar, McGregor's, for a pint and some company.
The moment Owen McGregor sets eyes on Cole, he knows there's something wrong. So he takes it upon himself to ensure that Cole has a happy holiday: 12 outings for the 12 days before Christmas. Even if he can't quite think up 12 activities that don't involve getting the forlorn hunk into his bed.
With each outing they take together, Cole realizes that the love he thought he'd shared with his ex was less than perfect. And that Owen might prove to be more than just his rebound remedy.
©2015 Christine d'Abo (P)2016 Riptide Publishing
Reviewer for Delighted Reader Blog
I didn't realize one of my favorite narrators was telling this one so that was a pleasant surprise, but beyond that, I loved the connection between narrator and story/characters so it enhanced the story. Each character was distinct. Emotions such as the humor, the sadness, and whew boy the passion stood out.
Maybe it is because I recently listened to it, but I thought this one was like A Fortunate Blizzard the way both guys were adamant about there being no chance of a relationship, the fun activities, the friendship, and the hot sexual connection.
I think the hunt for the Christmas tree because it was light, funny, and sweet. Also, I loved that moment when Owen was ready to go to pieces from all that was happening and they shared that hockey game and just a moment of guys hanging out.
Tough call. I loved both main characters for sure, but Owen's mom and the two bar tenders were great secondary characters adding to each scene.
This is a quick novella and standalone.
I received this book free.
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