Reviewed by Ami
Title: An Everyday Hero
Author: E.J. Russell
Series: 2018 Advent Calendar – Warmest Wishes
Heroes: Adam & Garrett
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 54 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2018
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: When Adam Tyler’s sister announced she was pregnant, Adam decided to move from Portland, Oregon, to Phoenix, Arizona, to fully embrace the uncle experience. However, he didn’t count on the move being delayed until three days before Christmas—and three days before his sister’s due date. And he definitely didn’t count on finding a scorpion in his bedroom. Cue the panicked calls to exterminators.
Garrett Strong doesn’t consider himself at all remarkable—his ex certainly didn’t think so—and Garrett’s pest-control business is circling the drain. Although Adam is his first new client in months, that isn’t the only reason Garrett goes above and beyond for him. He feels a real connection to the younger man and intends to do everything in his power to make sure Adam feels safe and welcome in Phoenix—venomous intruders notwithstanding.
I haven’t read many of Russell’s published stories – but this one is most likely to be one of the favorites.
From the get go, when Adam is hyperventilating when he sees the scorpion, I felt like I was in for a charming read. The humor SHINES in this book – mostly coming from Adam, whose ramblings are entertaining. Garrett is more restrained as a character, mostly because he doesn’t feel like Adam is in his league – but gosh golly, he’s such a solid dependable guy, I love him immediately.
The connection is strong with these two. Although the ending might be a happy for now, but I’m not complaining much because the story has a short time-span. I feel like they’re going on the right way, I imagine many dates between them, with superhero flicks to watch together. Yep, I approve.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*