Guest Reviewed by Morgan
Title: The Working Elf Blues
Author: Piper Vaughn
Heroes: Garnet Evergreen/Wes
Genre: MM Fantasy
Length: 53 Pages
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Release Date: December 17, 2014
Available at: Less Than Three Press and Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Garnet Evergreen has never heard of an elf abandoning the North Pole for a human, but he yearns to be the first. Ever since he saw Wes, the boy with sorrowful eyes, Garnet felt an undeniable kinship. Over the years, he’s watched that boy grow into a man, and now he’s determined to give Wes a Christmas he’ll never forget. If only Garnet had thought to test his father’s sleigh before leaving…
Orphaned as a child, Wes spends every Christmas alone at his cabin. When he’s woken by a suspicious boom and finds a wrecked sleigh and an unconscious elf, he doesn’t know how to react. Wes isn’t fanciful. He doesn’t give much credence to the stories about Santa Claus and flying reindeer. But a part of him wants desperately to believe when Garnet promises forever, even if life has taught him that no one ever stays…
This is a super cute short story about an elf (yup – one of Santa’s helpers) who falls in love with a boy, and over the years, watches him grow into a man with sad eyes. He kinda, sorta, stalks him – but in a non-creepy, totally love-struck way, until one day he decides he can’t take it anymore and decides to leave the North Pole for good and be with Wes forever.
It can’t just work out easy like that. Santa isn’t going to just let an Elf abdicate without an explanation, and Wes isn’t just going to accept that someone with pointy ears wants to spend the rest of his life with Wes because of his eyes…
But the two end up figuring things out and they end up in love and together forever. *happy sigh
This is a fade to black as far as the sex goes, and it totally works. It’s a sweet story, and though everyone is very much a grown up, the story remains a tender-hearted romance, with only a touch of sexual attraction. In just a few pages, we get a fully developed little story of love and devotion and every reason to believe it will last forever.
I highly recommend this lovely little bundle of holiday joy!
Overall Impression: I loved it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*