Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Oliver surprises Lucas by asking him to come home for the holidays to meet his folks. It’s nice to see an established couple. The author makes it easy to feel Lucas’s nerves at meeting the Han family during an important holiday. Oliver seems just as nervous. Since a lot of them don’t speak English and Lucas doesn’t speak Mandarin, what could possibly go wrong? Apparently, quite a bit. The author is great at capturing the bittersweet torture of a large family gathering. I don’t want to spoil the plot, but not everyone acts respectfully, so it’s quite emotional, but heartwarming too. I really enjoyed this chaste short story.
The cover art is by Brooke Albrecht. I assume it shows Oliver and hints at Chinese culture.
ebook, 1st edition, 33 pages
Published December 1st 2018 by Dreamspinner Press
Edition Language English