Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Loving and Loathing Vegas
Author: Lex Chase
Series: Sleigh Ride – 2015 Advent Calendar
Heroes: Jackson & Vegas
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 62 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Jackson has loved Vegas since God created Man—literally. As demonic incubi hailing from the Seventh Circle of Hell, Jackson and Vegas have never been anything more than roommates. Now living among humans, they run Eaven, a TripAdvisor-recommended detour-worthy diner famous for its devilishly decadent pies. Business is dead on the holidays, and Jackson will gleefully stab himself with a spatula if he has to clean spotless pots and pans one more time.
For fun—or torture—Vegas makes him a bet that should Jackson win, they take a much-needed vacation. Should he lose, he’s doomed to clean out grease traps for all eternity. When the challenge is to fall in love with other people by Christmas, it proves Vegas isn’t the least bit interested. But when they find an abandoned baby in the trash, she could be the Christmas miracle to warm Jackson’s cynical heart.
Jackson’s been in love with his best friend for so long he’s followed him to a tiny backwater town and agreed to open a diner so Vegas could be a chef. Unfortunately, Vegas doesn’t see him as anything more than a friend so while the diner is dead for the holidays, Vegas proposes a bet that they have to fall in love in a month. But when they find a baby in the dumpster, their lives may just be changed forever.
I absolutely ADORED this book! I found Vegas’ bet about finding love in a month very amusing and really liked that Jackson was so jealous of Vegas being with someone else. What I really loved, though, is the little baby. It was so funny how she cried anytime Vegas tried to hold her or when the situation would get in the way of Jackson and Vegas getting together. My only issue is that I was really confused in the beginning. I felt like I was dropped right in the middle of a story so I didn’t understand some of the things they talked about when it related to their nature.
All in all, though, I loved this story. It was cute, fun and a quick read. I loved Jackson and Vegas as characters and really hope the author considers writing more about them in the future because I feel like there’s so much more potential left in 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.*