- 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: #36,173 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Giving Chances Kindle Edition
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Mitch comes from a large Catholic family who has not accepted his coming out well. They have ignored him, seemingly turned their backs on him, and only this year decided to invite him back. A lot of the current political climate with the legalization of gay marriage as well as the Presidential election results were brought up regarding his side of this story. I can honestly admit I don't enjoy politics in my holidays, but I do understand the author's motivations for including the content as it does a great job of explaining the motivations behind his family's actions after he came out.
Jackson has just come out of his latest long-term relationship with strict orders from his closest friend to avoid starting up with a new relationship immediately. I loved Jackson being both a very sensual man due to his career as a massage therapist as well as his comfort with his sexuality along with his desire to have a solid, long-term relationship which could result in marriage, children, a dog, a house with a picket fence, and the whole works. It's rare to see a man who wants permanence. I loved how up-beat he was since his positive attitude is what helped encourage the Christmas theme throughout.
The novella has an epilogue set a year after the events of the book which I truly was grateful for as it showcased how both characters had experienced growth both independently as well as together. Overall, I'd rank it a solid four-star read filled with lots of holiday goodness to warm up the Christmas spirit inside any reader. I'm adding Tanya Chris to my list of authors-to-watch for the future!
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.
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The MC's, Mitch & Jackson, are sexy & sweet together. This was a short but very cute Christmas story.Read more