An Alisa Review: Something to Celebrate: Escape from the Holidays by Evelyn Benvie

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Rating:  3 stars out of 5

Niko doesn’t hate the holidays; that would require too much commitment. He just doesn’t care about them anymore. He’s a demi, disillusioned mess and he doesn’t care about much at all. That is, until an enticing stranger blows into his life this Christmas and catches his attention—and his heart.

Fan is lost and lonely, a winter spirit adrift in a human world that has all but forgotten them. And then they meet Niko, a young man with the ability to see them, and they remember what it means to stay somewhere. To want someone.

Chance brings them together. But is chance enough to build a relationship on?

This was interesting.  Niko always feels on the outside because he doesn’t feel like those around him and while he doesn’t feel attraction immediately he longs for the companionship.  Fan is adrift in the world and trying to find an anchor.  I liked seeing them figure out what was going on but felt Fan was quick to assume when they had trouble understanding the world as it was.  It’s kind of a story of two outsiders hopefully finding happiness together which is a great concept.

The cover art by Catherine Dair is nice and gives some visuals for the story.

Sales Link: Mischief Corner Books | Amazon

Book Details:

ebook, ~21,000 words

Published: December 19, 2018 by Mischief Corner Books

Edition Language: English