Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Hummingbird House
Author: Kenzie Cade
Series: Celebrate! – 2014 Advent Calendar
Heroes: Trenton & Callum
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 57 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: To honor his grandmother’s final request, Trenton Appleton drops everything to visit the family’s ancestral home: Hummingbird House, where he experienced his first kiss and first heartbreak with Callum Eason.
Eight years ago, confused by his attraction to Trent, Callum reacted badly. But with help he never expected, Callum found himself and learned to accept who he was.
Now Trent is back at Hummingbird House, and Callum has his opportunity to salvage their friendship, at least. But Trent is less receptive than he was all those years ago. Still, Callum is determined to show Trent he has changed and keep his promise to Trent’s grandmother. When past mistakes repeat themselves, Callum must break the cycle before his last chance with Trent passes him by.
A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2014 Advent Calendar package “Celebrate!”.
When Trent’s grandmother dies, her last wish is to be brought back home to Hummingbird House. While there, Trent realizes how much he loved Hummingbird House and the fun times he had there but when he sees Callum again, the boy who rejected him and broke his heart, Trent has to decide if being back to the one place he feels at home is worth facing the man he still loves?
I absolutely ADORED this story! I loved that while it’s been eight years, the feelings between Trent and Callum are still so intense. I liked that Trent still feels hurt over what Callum did all those years ago but I also liked that Callum wants to make things right but isn’t sure how to. He doesn’t know how to act around Trent so when he gets the opportunity to change things, he just makes it all worse!
This was probably my favorite story out of this year’s Advent Calendar but I had a few issues with it. I didn’t like the flashbacks, they would throw me out of the story. On top of that, I felt like there were these little consistencies that would pop up that had me going “Wait, what? This person just said that and now they’re saying this?” It didn’t happen a lot but enough that I took notice.
Overall, this was a sweet story about grieving and finding love. I liked that there was the underlying feeling that family doesn’t have to be blood related and that Callum was so stumped when it came to dealing with Trent. I hope there’s more to come of these two one day because I’d love to read more about them 🙂
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*