- File Size: 441 KB
- Print Length: 34 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: November 29, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B018R38KQW
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,059,003 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Two Ruined Christmas Eves Kindle Edition
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Two Ruined Christmas Eves is a short novella (31 pages!) set over a night at a folk music event in Germany. Fritz is not a fan of folk music but has to accompany his grandparents to the event. He's unhappy to be there and is miserable with the entertainment. At the after-party reception, he meets a very forward Jonas who makes his interest clear and arranges for a hook-up later that night.
Jonas was supposed to perform but was stuck in traffic and missed his performance. He has to use the reception to make up for missing the performance and hopes that he hasn't killed his career completely. The next morning, he meets Fritz' grandparents, his grandmother being a huge fan of Jonas'. Though both men thought they were just having a hook-up, they're surprised by their connection and continue their relationship.
This is a quick, easy read and will fit in nicely in your holiday reading! Both characters are likeable and there is a sweet epilogue that lets you see where Fritz and Jonas are at in the future, and Fritz is still not a fan of folk music!
Rating: 4 stars
It’s hard not to feel sorry for Jonas. Here’s his big chance at a breakthrough for his music career and literally everything goes wrong for him. Fritz’s issues made me smile, maybe because I’ve found myself in his situation once or twice in the past; being forced to sit through an even of music you not only dislike but actively detest can be very grinding.
I love the uncomplicated way in which these two men came together. They’re attracted to each other and act on it. No soul searching, no heavy conversations just an almost irresistible pull and two men more than willing to give in to it. And when they do meet in Fritz’s hotel room they sure know how to heat up a cold and snowy night.
I liked that we were given a glimpse of Fritz and Jonas a year later. They’re still together and Fritz still doesn’t appreciate folk music It was a perfect ending to a very enjoyable read.
Jonas is a somewhat popular folk musician who is in danger of at least “denting” his career if he misses his all important Christmas Eve gig. At that same even there is Fritz, who escorting his grandparents. His grandmother loves folk music, so he can only curse the music style in his head. Fritz loves rock and metal.
They are a veritable odd-couple but even with under 10, 000 words, the chemistry between them is magic. I might even go as far as saying it is incredibly cute. To put it in another way: I wish these guys had a longer story, but I am more than happy to read about Jonas and Fritz meeting.
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from the author. My review is also available on http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *
I am a bit sad this was only a short story as I could have read more from these two.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
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There is Love and a very hot sex scene. HEA <3