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- Print Length: 67 pages
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- Publication Date: December 13, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MRX7F8F
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Noah knows he looks young for his age, but that's not going to stop him from getting to know this handsome photographer who's also his sister's business partner. When an unexpected offer gives them the chance to get closer, Jamison gets a hands-on lesson in the power of peppermint.
This is one of those lovely holiday reads that hits the sweet spot perfectly -- not too sugary, not too Grinchy, and with a lovely, realistic (and pyroclastically HOT) buildup that will have you cheering by the end. Excellent work, Ms. Blakeley!
I love, love, love May/December romances. Jamison, the photographer, is 15 years older than Noah, the elf. Jamison seems so serious, but Noah is lighthearted, so they're wonderful foils for each other. Their chemistry is off the charts (once Jamison realizes Noah is, indeed, an adult), and the smexytimes blew me away. A candy cane, eh? Whodathunk? The power of peppermint, indeed.
I'm not going to give away any spoilers. They're not necessary. Just pick this one up, relax with a blanket, some hot chocolate, maybe a cat in your lap and enjoy the magic of Christmas.
No spoilers here. Just the age old tale of should I or shouldn't I and two extremely hot men.
A very enjoyable holiday novella. Curl up on a cold night, by a warm fire with a glass of wine or a mug of hot chocolate and a fuzzy blanket and get lost in the world of Jamison and Noah and a taste and tingle of peppermint.
I received an ARC from the author in exchange for my honest review.
I really enjoyed the writing in this one, I loved how Jamison and Noah first meet (trust me, I've worked retail so I am familiar with the hell that is the Area Where Santa Claus Sits haha) and how Noah is able to make Jamison relax a bit and loosen up. They had great chemistry from the start. This line made me crack up - <i>"Jamison was wound so tight that a lump of coal up his ass would likely result in diamonds inside of a week."</i> See? The guy is tense! Add in a 15 year age gap, some sexy times involving peppermint, and I am all over this story!
I just wish we had more time with these guys. It's a HFN type ending, which with the length of this story that isn't surprising, but I feel like these two definitely have more story left in them.
It very much follows the blurb and it's pretty believable, but I'd have liked to see more of the guys, in either a short HEA or follow-up novel. The younger guy (24yo, 5ft 4 inches tall, a salon owner) seemed to want to find a life partner, and had been looking ever since he started dating, and the other (39, a bit of a loner, closed off) hadn't really expected or had time for love, yet they both clicked and it sounded as if there would be more.
Because it ended abruptly, I couldn't tell if they'd be the real thing, or an Xmas fling, which is why I'm not rating it higher.
ARC courtesy of the author for my reading pleasure.
I absolutely love May-December romances, especially when they're as sweet and fun as this one. Predictably, Jamison, the older man, is stuffy and uptight; Noah, the younger man, is charming and bubbly. But underneath the obvious exteriors, both of them defy their age stereotypes. They make a perfect match. Neither of them falls into the trap of playing "teacher" or healing each other with magic sex. They're just two guys who happen to fall for each other.
For readers who enjoy it, there's a bit of teasing, a lot of ogling, fluffy instant-love, and meddlesome-but-not-really family. In another context, I might enjoy it less, but it works perfectly for a holiday romance. It all has a tongue-in-cheek feel to it. They have good chemistry, and although they move fast, there are no declarations of forever at the end. They do, of course, have magical sex, but it didn't feel like too much or too perfect. There's a nice balance of sweet and steamy. I highly recommend this for people who aren't looking for anything heavy, just a little Christmas fun.
For a gift-wrapped romance, sexy guys, and a sweet twist on classic tropes, this gets 5 peppermint sticks...er, stars.