Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
I really enjoyed this cute holiday story about second chances, and of course I was thrilled to review another of E.J. Russell’s books after reviewing the Fae Out of Water series here on Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words earlier this year. I enjoy her characters, who have just the right combination of snarky and sweet…
Keith and Parker were best friends in high school, despite significant differences in personality – Parker was popular, involved in everything, friends with everyone, and Keith was an introverted geek and computer genius who really only had Parker. At the winter formal senior year, Keith attempted to kiss Parker under the mistletoe, but Parker freaked out and ran. He later rationalized his actions, thinking that he would have held Keith back from becoming the success that Parker knew he could be. After graduation, Keith left for Stanford, Parker stayed in Oregon, and though he thought of Keith often and regretted his actions, he allowed lingering embarrassment to keep him from staying in contact, and they drifted apart .
Ten years later, Parker is organizing the class reunion. He was surprised to get a text from Keith, but happy, and he starts thinking he might be able to make up for that missed opportunity 10 years ago. Keith also wants Parker, for business as well as personal reasons, but since he never knew the reason behind the missed kiss so long ago, he is very unsure about what will happen.
What follows is a comedy of errors, accidents, and misunderstandings that almost sabotages their reunion. But when the probability of mistletoe is high, anything can happen…
Very enjoyable Christmas read!
Cover art by Paul Richmond is humorous, cheery, and brands the stocking stuffers for 2017.
ebook, 43 pages
Published December 1st 2017 by Dreamspinner Press
Series2017 Advent Calendar Daily – Stocking Stuffers