Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Tutus and Tinsel
Author: Rhys Ford
Series: Half Moon Bay #2.5
Heroes: Deacon & Lang
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 79 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 21, 2018
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Zig Reid-Harris has everything an eleven-year-old girl could ever want: a great home, two fantastic fathers named Deacon Reid and Lang Harris, and all the books she could possibly read.
When a school assignment about holiday traditions unexpectedly broadsides her, she discovers burying the past isn’t as easy as it looks, and the stark reality of her life before her adoption sinks in. Ashamed of the bleakness and poverty she came from, Zig struggles with the assignment until an epiphany strikes the whole family—it’s time to start their own traditions.
Zig and her fathers plunge into the insanity of holiday joy, exploring everything the season has to offer and learning how precious family truly is along the way.
I read Fish Stick Fridays and Hanging the Stars so many years ago, I almost couldn’t remember their stories but when I saw this one coming out, I knew I’d remember as soon as I started reading and I wasn’t wrong! I was so happy to get back to seeing Zig and Deke and Lang again… not to mention we get to see Angel and West and Roman. I loved seeing Zig come to terms with the holidays she used to have and creating new traditions now with her dads. At first, when we got to the end and Zig was sick, I was like oh man, no 😦 But I really loved seeing Zig’s presentation and seeing things from her point of view was really icing on the cake for me! Plus, we get to see the three of them try traditions in different religions so that was super fun.
While I adored this one, I will say that I’m a little sad it wasn’t longer. I wanted to see the whole ornaments making and the Christmas bike ride. I wanted to really explore more of what they go through for Zig’s project and really get into the meat of it.
All in all, though, I really liked this one. It was a great addition to the series and honestly made me sad that it’s been so long since we got a new book in this series! I loved getting back to Deacon and Lang but I also loved seeing West and Angel and how Roman and Zig get along. I hope we get more in the Half Moon Bay series because there’s still all of Angel’s friends who need a story!!
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*