Rating: 4 stars out of 5
What happens when the flamboyant (and alliterative) Frankie Faraday finally finds his boss in the storeroom at the end of annual inventory? Not much until both men freak out when the lights go out and the door accidentally locks behind them, leaving them alone in the building because Bill, the boss, had told the others they could leave.
Frankie is ever resourceful, however, and fearing starvation twenty minutes or so into the forced captivity, he breaks out the chocolate Santas and starts eating. It isn’t until he finds the excess Peppermint schnapps, however, that his mind and his mouth really act independently and he babbles his life story. But Bill Mason, son of the owner, and manager of the store, finds Frankie cute, adorable, and remarkably funny and intelligent. Frankie’s stories aren’t his usual airheaded tales, although he does tend to talk with his hands. He’s quite insightful and pulls Bill into a conversation about what he’d really like to do with his life. He then offers suggestions for improvement of the store and for how Bill can incorporate his love of floral design.
The next few hours before rescue go by rather quickly, but the time isn’t wasted as Frankie and Bill finally act on their attraction and find more to do in the storeroom than just simple inventory.
I thoroughly enjoyed this short thirty-nine-page story. Infused with humor and laugh-out-loud moments, I knew immediately I’d want to share this with others who enjoy a good holiday laugh. Though there are serious moments, overall this is simply an enjoyable light-hearted MM holiday romance. Those who enjoy a quick pick-me-up will definitely like this one.
Cover art by Paul Richmond is the 2017 Stocking Stuffer Cover for most of the stories, full of humor and romance.
ebook, 39 pages
Published December 1st 2017 by Dreamspinner Press
Series2017 Advent Calendar Daily – Stocking Stuffer