Rating: 4 stars out of 5
To honor his grandmother’s final request, Trenton Appleton drops everything to visit the family’s ancestral home: Hummingbird House, where he experienced his first kiss and first heartbreak with Callum Eason. Eight years ago, confused by his attraction to Trent, Callum reacted badly. But with help he never expected, Callum found himself and learned to accept who he was. Now Trent is back at Hummingbird House, and Callum has his opportunity to salvage their friendship, at least. But Trent is less receptive than he was all those years ago. Still, Callum is determined to show Trent he has changed and keep his promise to Trent’s grandmother. When past mistakes repeat themselves, Callum must break the cycle before his last chance with Trent passes him by.
This short work was a lovely, sweet read, and I was able to finish it in an afternoon. I really enjoyed it. It was romantic, charming, and heartwarming. I didn’t want it to end. Indeed, I wish it was a full length novel. Trent was amazingly strong once he set his mind to it. I really enjoyed Callum as well; he was determined to fight for what he wanted.
Both gents have a big past of each other’s lives. They have made their mark, and it was only a matter of time before they were reintroduced back in each other’s lives. Trent was dealing with his emotions and grief from the death of grandmother. I wish we could have seen actual moments in time with her; she was really warm and loving for him. Trent’s own mother was no where to be found, and while she decided she didn’t want to be a parent; his grandmother did with open arms. We start the book by her writing letters because she has the feeling that her time is ending. I loved what she had to say, and all her sneaky ways of getting letters to Trent at different times.
Upon her death, she made sure he went back to the United Kingdom to the family’s Hummingbird House Estate which has always been in the family. It was hard for Trent returning to a place where his first heartbreak ended, but he would have done anything to please that woman. The family theme is heavenly in this book. Callum’s family welcomed Trent back with open arms and warm hearts. I found myself cheesing through certain moments in the book. I love how Callum decided that he wasn’t going to just walk away because Trent told him. Callum was very patient, and I thought he was cute for interacting with the grandmother and no one knew new about it.
I would definitely recommend this sweet read to people who want to see your one true loves returned to each other. I wish we could have gotten this in full length, who knows maybe one day down the road Kenzie might produce a full length sequel.
Cover Art by Catt Ford. I actually liked this cover a lot. I loved the snowy background, because it was Christmastime in the novel. I think both of these guys descriptions are spot on with Trent & Callum.
eBook, 51 pages.
December 1st, 2014 by Dreamspinner Press
Part of Dreamspinner Press Celebrate – 2014 Advent Calendar
Edition Language: English