Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Bewitched at the Pumpkin Patch
Author: Jackie Nacht
Series: Holiday Jobs That Don’t Suck #1
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 42 Pages
Publisher: Extasy Books
Release Date: October 15, 2012
Available at: Extasy Books, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Pumpkins and corn mazes—can Lawson stick it out long enough in his hellish holiday job for a chance to be with Hayden?
College football player Lawson’s funds are starting to get a little thin for him to make it to the end of the semester. Finding the flyer to work at the Pumpkin Patch seems to be the answer to his empty pockets, until he starts working there. Now he finds himself stuck in a job from hell. The only motivation he has is hoping that the pumpkin artist—art major Hayden—will notice him before the season ends.
Can he stick it out long enough to ask Hayden out? And will Hayden run screaming for the door when he finds out where he lives?
Hoping to earn a little extra cash, college football player, Lawson, gets a job at a pumpkin patch. But what he hoped would be an easy job turns into a job from hell when he constantly has to put up with devil children who make his job miserable. The only reason he hasn’t quit is Hayden, the pumpkin artist who makes his job somewhat bearable. Can Lawson finally get up the courage to ask Hayden out or will a possible relationship together be over before it even begins?
I learned something very interesting last night. I have a HUGE weakness for college stories where the huge jock is scared the small artist will reject him. And by that I mean I am a HUGE SUCKER for these stories so when I started reading this one, I about fell in love already! Lawson is just so cute and I loved that he was freaking out over Hayden and just being friends. At the same time, I loved that Hayden was scared of meeting Lawson’s fraternity brothers, who have a reputation of being gigantic douche bags. Together, they’re adorable and complete opposites and I couldn’t help loving them.
The only thing that could have made this story better was for it to be LONGER! OMG, I just adored the book but I really wanted to see more of it and really get into the meat of the story. Figuring out why Lawson freaked out and seeing more of Lawson and Hayden together, even if they were just ‘friends’ at the time. Plus, seeing them AFTER they finally become a couple!
Overall, this was an adorably cute short story that I loved to pieces. A nice start to the series because it’s just long enough to get an impression of the characters and their situations while also getting an HEA. I’ll be looking forward to reading more in this series especially since I’m hoping Lawson’s best friend, Cooper, gets his own story soon!
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*