Reviewed by Nikyta
Author: Cassie Decker
Series: Sleigh Ride – 2015 Advent Calendar
Heroes: Tucker & Cal
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 28 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
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Blurb: Fate has a way of bringing people together, like it did when Tucker Wright and Callum Richards met unexpectedly in an airport coffee shop and formed a deep connection in the short time they had to spend together. But fate can also be cruel. When Tucker loses Cal’s phone number in his hurry to catch his plane, he has no way of reaching Cal. Then a dead car battery and a snowy night force their paths to cross again, will Cal believe Tucker and ring in the New Year with a little help from kismet?
When Tucker and Cal meet in an airport bar, they hit it off immediately. But their time together is cut short when Tucker has to catch a flight so they exchange numbers. Unfortunately, Tucker’s not even out of the airport when he loses Cal’s number. Now months later, Tucker’s on his way to a New Year’s party when his car breaks down and it’s fate when Cal shows up to tow him home. But Cal’s just a little bitter that Tucker never called and now it’s up to Tucker to convince Cal he really did lose his number by accident.
This wasn’t a bad story but I wouldn’t say I necessarily loved it. I felt like it was very rushed and I didn’t connect with either of the characters. I found it unrealistic that if Tucker really tried to find Cal so badly, why didn’t he just call every mechanic shop in Vail to find him? Even if he had moved, chances are good that at least someone would have known him and at least let Tucker know that he had moved.
In the end, this one had a lot of potential but I couldn’t connect with either character and I didn’t buy into the fact Tucker did ‘everything he could to track Cal down’. Although, this is a cute story and I would recommend it if you want a little drama mixed in with your New Year’s story.
Overall Impression: It was good
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*