HELLO THERE FRIENDS, IT IS DAY 26 OF OUR COUNTDOWN TO THE HOLIDAYS BOOK REVIEW EVENT AND MY GIRL AMY REVIEWED THE STOCKINGS WERE HUNG BY CASSIE SWEET! THIS BOOK IS PART OF DREAMSPINNERS 2016 ADVENT CALENDAR BAH HUMBUG, SO LOOK BELOW FOR AMY'S REVIEW, THE LINK, AND EVEN AN EXCERPT!! LET'S HAVE A LOOK!!
THIS QUOTE IS SO TRUE AND PERFECT FOR THIS STORY! HERE IS AMY'S REVIEW!
The Stockings Were Hung
by: Cassie Sweet
"Bah Humbug" Dreamspinner Advent Calendar 2016
reviewed by: Amy
Hill hates Christmas.
The shoppers. The cheer. The drama. All of it.
Each holiday season is a painful reminder that seven years before, his lover, Drew, walked out of his life and moved across the country, leaving Hill like a cup of rotten eggnog. Now Drew is back and wants Hill to put a little jingle in his bells. Well, not this Scrooge.
Drew admits he moved to get away from Hill—but not for the reasons Drew gave him all those years ago. Some of his best memories are of Christmases he celebrated with Hill, and he wants nothing more than to spend a little holly jolly with the only man he’s ever loved. However, getting Hill to agree to a reunion is going to take a Christmas miracle.
A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2016 Advent Calendar "Bah Humbug."
First I'll start out by saying I really loved this book, but it was way too short, I want more so much more!!! It's a great story!!
Drew moved 3000 miles away from Hill to "find himself", to grow up but never explained to Hill. They were living together, loved each other or so Hill thought until Drew just up and left. For seven years Hill has held onto his hurt and pain, a shattered heart that has ruined Christmas for him. Drew being just as miserable missing Hill but couldn't make himself call Hill in all that time. Drew has now moved back.
Drew wants Hill back, wants to love him and be with him. Can he convince Hill he won't leave again? Well one way to get Hill alone is take him to the family cabin for Christmas and try to bring back the good memories. But a snowstorm that comes earlier than predicted leads them stranded.
I really did love these guys, what a great couple!! I was cheering them the whole way. Cassie Sweet did a great job, now I really hope she writes more of Drew and Hill!!
I give this book 5 "Happy New Years" because that is a time to start over, move forward and maybe just maybe find love again!
"The end of the year was the perfect time to say good-bye to the past and embrace new beginnings."
THANKS AMY: GREAT REVIEW!! I LOVED THIS BOOK ALSO, BELOW IS THE BUY LINK SO YOU GUYS CAN READ IT AND LOVE IT TOO!!
HERE IS AN EXCERPT:
Hill pushed his way out of the store as throngs of rabid shoppers tried to shove their way inside. God, it was worse than spawning season on the river. Didn’t anyone believe in the power of online shopping and UPS delivery? Each heartbeat brought his blood pressure closer to the stroke range.
After an elbow to his kidney by some little old lady and a hit to his shin with her walker, he was outside. He took a big gulp of crisp winter air and held it for a count of ten. Slowly, he let his breath out and tried to regain some sense of zen, but it had blown out with his breath. Retrieving a calm center was pointless at ground zero of the holiday Armageddon.
Why did he even bother? He didn’t even like Christmas and hadn’t for some time. The holiday had become an excuse for his family to get together and see which one could out-drama the others. Forget hanging with his friends—save Jen. Most of the others went away for winter vacations, and he wasn’t about to ask to tag along to visit someone else’s personal family hell.
He stepped off the curb and into a puddle, submerging his suede shoes in six inches of icy water.
At some point the day got so awful it required a good hearty laugh, because no matter what else happened, it wasn’t going to get any better. No, he’d pretty much been swallowed by the abyss of Christmas cheer.
Each step to his car was made with an odd squish-creak from his right foot. It sounded like he needed a good dose of WD-40 on his shoe. The sound was so ridiculous he laughed as he opened his door and got in his car. He started the engine, then set about fastening his seat belt. Hair on the back of his neck tingled. He glanced up and slammed into a pair of the most gorgeous crystal-blue eyes he’d ever seen staring at him from the car parked next to him. The rest of the package wasn’t bad either.
Memories of another pair of blue eyes hit him square in the chest.
THANKS FOR JOINING US FOR DAY 26, YOU GUYS REALLY NEED TO READ THIS BOOK! THANKS AGAIN AMY, FOR A WONDERFUL REVIEW, SEE YOU GUYS TOMORROW!!
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