- File Size: 957 KB
- Print Length: 87 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: November 14, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B076Z3YYXX
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,252 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Giving Chances Kindle Edition
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This is a heartfelt story about love and family and forgiveness.
A short, quick read, but the story certainly pack a punch. There is nothing missing from this book; from the sweet and amusing first meeting of the MC's to the incredibly steamy middle to the lovely finish (HFN but not a cliffhanger).
Although this is undoubtedly in the vein of the "dreaded and criticized" instalove, somehow this brilliant author just makes it work beautifully.
The writing is smooth and intelligent, and ABSOLUTELY not a single editing mishap! What a pleasure!
I highly recommend this adorable Christmas story.
♡☆(¸.•♥'4.5 Giving stars.
So, holiday themed. Check.
Happily ever after. So double checked.
A lesson learned. Triple checked.
"You've known him for forty-eight hours and you're obsessed." ~Carolyn to Jackson
Can I start waxing lyrics on how much I enjoyed this book? Regardless of how fast-paced and sappy it became, I loved the growth of Mitch throughout the pages. As the eldest child, much was required of him. His life had become that of suffrage and trying to understand and make sense of why his parents had an issue with whom he had become.
In meeting Jackson, younger sibling in complete opposite to Mitch being an older sibling, Jackson was able to show Mitch that being on the extreme end of things had a way of making issues different. I loved Jackson. His infectiousness was bubbly. He loved and he loved hard. He was a guy who loved love and wore his feelings on his sleeves. I felt for him when he stated: "I just have a tendency to fall too hard, too fast." As all he wanted was to love and be loved in return.
For Mitch, Jackson was needed in his life and he became a better person for it. I even forgot this was a Christmas story, so caught up as I was in the romance aspect. This is definitely a read for the season.
I voluntarily and honestly reviewed this book without bias or persuasion from the author.
Mitch came out to his parents over a year ago and hasn’t seen them since. So when the invitation to come for Christmas this year is issued, he’s nervous and scared while still happy it happened. But this sends him scurrying to the mall for gifts. Where he and Jackson both grab the last toy on the shelf. This leads to a discussion about who needs it most. Mitch’s 12-year-old sister or Jackson’s 5-year-old niece. When Jackson points out the age range for the toy, Mitch must admit that his sister is too old for it. And leaves Mitch without any ideas for his sister.
Caring and nurturing Jackson now feels bad, because Mitch is so lost about what to get now. So, he offers a few suggestions before hurrying away to his job. Both he and Mitch wish they’d taken the time to exchange info or at least let the other know there was interest. As Mitch wanders the mall, he takes Jackson’s suggestion for his sister then sees a massage shop. He thinks this might be a great gift for his mother. And look who works there. Jackson. Well, one thing does lead to another. They each have an interest in the other, so maybe they should see where it goes, at least for one night. Jackson invites Mitch to his place for a massage. And a massage wasn’t the only thing that table was used for. Their one-night stand turns into a morning after. Neither wants to stop there, leaving Jackson to invite Mitch to a friend’s get together.
Through all of this, Jackson keeps telling Mitch to give his parents a second chance. That is what the season is all about. Forgiveness. But Mitch wants to hold on to his bitterness just a little bit, how could his parents have done this to him? And yet, when he goes home, he and his family start the slow healing process.
Well written, but like I said, very short. And that is the only negative for me. There was more I wanted, like what happened with Mitch’s brother Joseph? The year gap at the end, I needed more of Jackson’s and Mitch’s relationship. How did they get there, a year down the road?
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