Early Review: Roger by S.J.D. Peterson

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: Roger
Author: SJD Peterson
Heroes: Colt & Killian & Roger
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 51 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 20, 2017
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Texas native Colt Burrow isn’t happy about his third cold, lonely Christmas in frozen Michigan. But when fate sends him a gift in the form of an abandoned puppy, he can’t keep his heart from melting. With the puppy’s companionship, he doesn’t feel so isolated anymore, and the holidays don’t seem as bleak. He even finds enough Christmas spirit to take Roger tree shopping. But just when Colt’s starting to hope Roger’s owner doesn’t show up… he does, and Colt doesn’t want to say goodbye.

Will Roger end up being Colt’s Christmas heartbreak… or his Christmas miracle?



Colt moved to Michigan from Texas to get away from a bad breakup. He loves his job now but hates the cold and in no mood for another lonely holiday. When he finds a dog shivering on his back porch, he tries to find poor Roger’s owner but to no luck. He can’t exactly keep the dog but as the days go on and no one claims him, Colt starts thinking Roger is his Christmas miracle. But what happens when Roger’s owner does show up? Colt will be back to a lonely Christmas… or will Roger’s owner be more of a miracle than Roger was?

This was a very sweet story about a man finding a dog but it’s definitely not a romance. Colt seems slightly depressed until he finds Roger. And what a dog Roger was! Such a smart and cuddly little cutie and he made Colt get back into the Christmas spirit. Killian, the love interest, doesn’t show up until the last chapter (most than 50% through) so you really don’t know much about him. While I liked that the focus was on Colt and Roger, I was a little sad that there wasn’t more to Killian and Colt. As it was, I didn’t get a connection between Killian and Colt at all.

In the end, I still enjoyed this one because of the relationship Colt has with Roger but the romance story was severely laking. But readers should definitely give it a go if they enjoy stories about pets!

Overall Impression: I liked it

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*

Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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