Reviewed by Ami
Author: Sam Burns
Series: Homemade for the Holidays
Heroes: Luce & Darren
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 20 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2019
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Pediatrician Luce Wright’s bad breakup gets worse when his drunk ex drives a car through his house a week before Christmas. His whole family is coming over in just a few days, and he can’t have a hole with a tarp over it in the middle of his dining room.
Fortunately his neighbor’s son is moving back into town, and he owns a construction company. Can Luce and his homemade cookies persuade Darren to mend the hole in the house… and maybe the one in Luce’s heart too?
Short story is tricky – I think. Sometimes author can maximize the length and make an impact, sometimes they don’t. Unfortunately, I think this one doesn’t really offer something more in the span of 20 or so pages. You read the blurb of this one, and that’s the story. Luce has a bad break-up, his ex then drove a car through his garage and makes a big hole, and Luce needs it fix before the family coming over.
There isn’t enough story in page for relationship progress between Luce and the neighbor’s son. Although there are cookies. And kisses.
Suddenly it’s over.
Nice enough but I can’t give more star ratings
Overall Impression: It was good
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*