Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: And to All a Good Night
Author: Felicitas Ivey
Series: 2016 Advent Calendar – Bah Humbug
Heroes: Kobbi & Wytt
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 50 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2016
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
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Blurb: Kobbi Aackers was excited to have a traditional family Christmas with his younger sister Franzi, a famous rock star. But instead of the peaceful holiday he had planned, she’s turning it into a televised musical extravaganza, in a desperate bid for publicity.
Kobbi can adapt, especially since the show’s host Wytt Kanard is easy on the eyes and easy to work with, even if he doesn’t believe in Christmas at all. Wytt is alternatively amused and horrified at the simplicity that is Kobbi’s life and the enthusiasm he has for the holiday, all while taking care of his houseful of unexpected guests.
Maybe Kobbi can convince the cynical Wytt that Christmas isn’t an event to be managed, but something special to be shared. Maybe he can muster the courage to confess his attraction and offer Wytt a surprise present.
I LOVED this little Christmas story! It starts off a little slow with Kobbi allowing all these people into his home that he didn’t expect to show up. He just wanted to spend some time with his famous little sister. Little did he know that his sister was setting him up to star in a televised stunt to help her get some good publicity. Kobbi doesn’t mind that much since he gets to spend time with his sister and try to instill a little holiday spirit with one of his unexpected guests, Wytt.
I really adored the fact that Kobbi was such a homebody. I just loved that he was really down to earth as well as so into the holidays. It was cute the way he sometimes had to defend his actions that might have seemed staged but were really just all Kobbi. Wytt was an interesting character because he starts off aloof and then slowly thaws to Kobbi’s attempt at getting him back into the holidays.
My only complaint with this one was Kobbi’s sister, Franzi. I absolutely hated her. She was such a spoiled brat and I HATED the way she talked to Kobbi and about him as if he was the ugliest man alive and no one would want him because he was so grotesque and was content to never really leave his home. It grew more and more annoying as the story went on and I still don’t feel like she’s learned anything from her mistakes.
All in all, still a great story. I adored Kobbi and Wytt and really loved the secondary characters (except Franzi) as well as Kobbi’s cat. I loved that while the story was short, it didn’t feel rushed or too slow. It could have been longer and I would have definitely loved to have more of these guys but as it was, it was the perfect little short story for me!
Overall Impression: I loved it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*