Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: The Peppermint Schnapps Predicament
Author: Clare London
Series: 2017 Advent Calendar Daily – Stocking Stuffers
Heroes: Frankie & Bill
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 39 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2017
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Frankie Faraday is a promising young salesperson at Mason’s Emporium. Bill Mason is his boss, the son of the store’s founder, and the object of Frankie’s long-suffering, deeply devoted crush. Bill is steady and sober; Frankie is frivolous and flaky. Or so they seem to each other, until the night of the annual inventory, when they’re trapped together in the Seasonal Gifts storeroom, with nothing but candy and peppermint schnapps to sustain them until they’re rescued. And then the real truths—and something definitely more intimate—emerge!
This was a super cute story! It’s about Frankie, a salesperson at Mason’s Emporium. He knows absolutely everything there is to know about Mason’s Emporium and he loves his job. Add to that, he has a massive crush on his boss, Bill, who’s his complete opposite. When Bill asks for volunteers for the annual inventory, Frankie jumps at the chance. But while helping, Frankie accidentally locks them in the storeroom with no way out. Thankfully, help is bound to come but they’re stuck there with only candy and peppermint schnapps to keep them company. Whatever will they do to pass the time?
This was a great little story. I loved the pacing of it and how completely opposite Frankie and Bill were. I loved that Frankie was so happy, so enthusiastic because it made him really entertaining. Bill was more sedate but tended to do what he was supposed to instead of what he really wanted. I liked that while locked in the storeroom they got closer and really adored their chemistry and slight bantering.
But while I LOVED it, I was a little saddened that we didn’t really get to see much of Frankie’s quirkiness. I mean, Bill had a lot to say about how eccentric Frankie was and how Frankie often spoke in alliteration but yet we saw more of that from Bill than Frankie.
In the end, this was a great little Christmas story about Frankie and his boss being stuck in a closet and getting just a tiny bit closer. Definitely give it a go if you’re looking for a short, sweet story with some offie romance!
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*