Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Talk Turkey
Author: Bru Baker
Series: Sleigh Ride – 2015 Advent Calendar
Heroes: Carson & Tom
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 58 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Carson is a California transplant settling into life in the Windy City. On his first Christmas away from home, he assures his worried family he’ll be having a real Christmas dinner.
Recent culinary school graduate Tom Stockton earns some extra money giving out cooking advice at the Talk Turkey hotline. Tom’s honeyed voice and sharp sense of humor are attractive to the lonely Carson, and Carson finds reasons to call the hotline again and again. But on Christmas Eve, Carson’s call is less playful and more panicked with the big meal looming. Carson is just looking for advice, but Tom has a surprise in store that might lead to much more.
Carson picked the worst time to take a new job and move to Chicago. Now it’s right before Christmas and he’s left alone, promising his mother he’ll make a turkey himself. Unfortunately, Carson has no idea how to cook a turkey so when he calls a turkey hotline, he talks to Tom who’s more than willing to help. Tom took a job on the Talk Turkey hotline to make a little extra money but when Carson calls in, he can’t help but feel a connection. As the two get closer, Carson has no idea the great guy he’s talking to is in Chicago as well until something happens that causes Tom to run to Carson’s rescue.
This story was so cute! I loved that Carson was so clueless when it came to cooking a turkey and had no idea what Tom was talking about when he was going over what Carson would need. I also loved that they had such hilarious conversations. Tom was a little bit of a mystery but I loved how patient and funny he was with Carson.
This was such a great story but I wanted it to be so much longer! I would have liked to see more of them after they get together, to see how they work out being face to face instead of just a voice over the phone.
In the end, this was a great little Christmas story. I loved how adorable the characters were and how much fun it was. I wish it had been longer but I hope this won’t be the last we see of these two! Definitely recommended for those looking for something quick, fun and cute!
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*