Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Worth the Wait
Author: Caitlin Ricci & Cari Z.
Series: Sleigh Ride – 2015 Advent Calendar
Heroes: Tate & Brandon
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 31 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: When Tate promises his niece Addie he’ll get a book signed by her favorite author, he never expects to end up in a line four blocks long with sleet coming down around him. It’s three days until Christmas and he’s cold and miserable, but Addie will be devastated if he gives up.
A cute guy who offers him an umbrella is just the encouragement Tate needs to stick it out, especially when Brandon brings him something hot to drink. But the signing ends before Tate can get to the front of the line, and Tate is sure he’s ruined Christmas for his niece. Luckily Brandon gets him in to see the author, who happens to be his mother.
A simple thank you isn’t enough for Tate, and neither he nor Brandon wants to end things there. For two men unused to such an instant mutual attraction, the Christmas season just got a little more merry.
In order to get his niece the Christmas present she wants, Tate’s willing to wait in line to get a book signed by her favorite author. Unfortunately, Tate had no idea how popular the author was and spends hours in the pouring, cold rain. Thankfully, a cute stranger brings him a hot drink and he’s able to pass the time with Brandon. But when the signing ends and Tate still doesn’t have a book signed, he’s dreading telling his niece he couldn’t get her the one present she wanted… until Brandon lets Tate know that he may just be able to get the book signed for him after all.
OMG, I adored this book to pieces! I loved how Addie had Tate wrapped around her finger and the fact he was willing to get a book signed for her. I also really liked Brandon as a character. I wasn’t expecting him to be the author’s son (I didn’t read the blurb) but I found it endearing how even though he knew his mom was tired, he still asked her to sign one more book for Tate. Such a LOVELY story but what the heck was that ending?! I was so disappointed in how abrupt it was. One second I was enjoying the hell out of it and the next I was wondering if DSP lost a few chapters in the end!
All in all, a great, sweet story. I just loved how Tate was so family-oriented and how Brandon was able to make Tate’s niece’s wishes come true. As a couple, they’re adorable and I loved them together. I hope this isn’t the last we see of these two because I want more, more, more!!
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*