Reviewed by Morgan
Title: Rebound Remedy
Author: Christine D’Abo
Narrator: Nick J. Russo
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 3 Hours, 43 Minutes
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: November 23, 2016
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: The last thing Cole expects to get for the holidays is dumped. But there he is, in the airport on his way to Banff for a romantic getaway, helplessly watching as his boyfriend’s ex declares undying love, proposes—and is accepted. With a few weeks to go until Christmas, Cole’s mood dives from jolly to jaded. But instead of sitting at home alone and feeling sorry for himself, he goes to his favorite bar, McGregor’s, for a pint and some company.
The moment Owen McGregor sets eyes on Cole, he knows there’s something wrong. So he takes it upon himself to ensure that Cole has a happy holiday: twelve outings for the twelve days before Christmas. Even if he can’t quite think up twelve activities that don’t involve getting the forlorn hunk into his bed.
With each outing they take together, Cole realizes that the love he thought he’d shared with his ex was less than perfect. And that Owen might prove to be more than just his rebound remedy.
Review – Book: Both Owen and Cole are sweethearts! Cole has just been dumped by a “rebound boyfriend” and is obviously hurting. Owen sees Cole in his bar and wants to cheer him up with some outings, one a day, before Christmas.
Since both are in denial (or have chosen to believe this can’t be anything “special”), neither will admit that the outings are leading to love.
There is a lot of sexual tension and some tender moments. Cole has to decide if it’s too soon to have a boyfriend and Owen has to decide if he wants to settle down at all, especially with a man (He’s bi, but mostly been with women.)
In the end, we are given a lovey HFN/HEA and a hope for their future together.
There wasn’t anything dramatic or exciting but a nice, mostly believable forward movement of two men falling in love.
If you’re in the mood for something light, Holiday themed, snow filled and low on angst – this is for you! It’s more about the tension than the fulfillment, but it does have a sweet ending.
Impression: I really liked it
Review – Audio: Nick J. Russo is awesome! I will pretty much listen to anything he narrates because he’s so reliably good. I love the quality of his voice and can listen to him for hours. I trust that he’ll handle the emotions well. He excels at dialog and the emotions involved in a good sex scene! But he can also carry the non speaking parts as well.
He does another great job here. Owen’s voice is delicious and Cole’s is lovely as well. Nick manages to give the women feminine but not screechy voices and to give everyone a unique voice without using OTT accents. Highly enjoyable and the best way to enjoy this story!
Impression: It was amazing!
Overall Impression: I loved it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*