Reviewed by Morgan
Title: Benoit’s Christmas Surprise
Author: Catherine Lievens
Heroes: Benoit Girault/Jake Manning
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 50 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: January 20, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Belgium expat Benoit Girault has only worked in the administrative department of Toys for All in Milwaukee for a few short months, but it’s long enough for him to miss everyone back home and to fall for coworker Jake Manning—not that Jake ever notices him. Or so Benoit thinks.
Jake notices Benoit all right, but he doesn’t want to risk mixing business with pleasure, not when it could create problems in the office. So when Jake’s friend and boss, Randall, tells him to team up with Benoit to organize a Saint Nicholas party, he’s less than thrilled. But as they work together and Jake nurses Benoit through an illness, he realizes some people might be worth risking it all for.
This is a short story – very straight-forward. Man crushes on co-worker. Co-worker crushes on man. Forced to work together and voila – attraction sparks to lust to love.
It was cute and flowed well, but didn’t really stir me.
There were no hurdles, no tension, nothing to really make me “care” about the couple.
They were sweet and it was nice.
Overall Impression: It was good
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*