Rating: 3.75 out of 5
Growing up an orphan meant Charlie never celebrated Christmas. He’s committed to making sure his newly adopted cat, Max, doesn’t miss out like he did. Unfortunately, he discovers that giving Max the perfect Christmas might be easier said than done—and not without risk.
Charlie’s landlord, successful and wealthy real estate developer Aemon Scotfield, is charmed by the gorgeous redhead and his shameless alley cat. He finds himself compelled to help orchestrate a memorable celebration for Max—and Charlie—despite the mishaps that seem to just keep coming. As difficult as it will be to pull off the perfect holiday, the real challenge might be walking away when it’s over.
Guys, think of a super silly, but charming and adorable Christmas story. All Creatures Great and Small is just like that!
This book was my first holiday read in this season and I really enjoyed it!
I don’t know why, but I do love all the Christmas stories. I’m such a sappy this time of year. Don’t judge! Lol
The story started with Charlie in a motivational lecture where the speaker was trying to sell the slogan “small risks lead to great rewards”. Charlie couldn’t help but be intrigued by it since he never took any risk in his life. He was that type of person who did always the same thing every day. Then, on his way home, he had a little accident with a street cat and with the motivational slogan in mind he decided to adopt the little creature.
Charlie was such a sappy with the cat, Max, and that was so cute! He would buy presents for Max. Would take hundreds of pictures of the little animal and would proudly show around. It was adorable.
Since Charlie lived in a Condo, he needed to pay an animal deposit now that he was the owner of a little cat. When Charlie’s landlord, Aemon, arrived to take the deposit, he was immediately charmed with how much Charlie wanted to make Christmas special for his new animal. Aemon decided then to help Charlie to make a really good Christmas for Max.
Of course, there was an attraction between Charlie and Aemon, but I won’t give you any spoiler. Don’t even ask!
What I can say is that I really liked the characters and their interaction, the subtle evolution in Charlie taking risks and the silliness of the novella.
It’s a super short and adorable Christmas story. If you are looking for something like that, go there and read it. I hope you enjoy!
The cover by Paul Richmond is generic for the Christmas and doesn’t fit this story, but it shows a nice Christmas spirit.