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- Print Length: 149 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 197345761X
- Publisher: LoveBow Publishing (December 4, 2017)
- Publication Date: December 4, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B077LH22NG
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- Lending: Enabled
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Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Sebastian Bennett is really looking forward to his Christmas holiday with boyfriend Elliot Bolton in the Gran Canarian sun. The only thing left is for him to sing one last song at the pub as his Drag Queen alter-ego, Donna Tracey. After the wig, make-up and dress come off, he rushes home to pack, only to find he and his chihuahua, Buster, have been deserted by Elliot, who’s taken someone else to Gran Canaria. Devastated, Sebastian turns to his friend and the pub’s manager, Javier Reyes-Martinez, who helps him pick up the pieces.
Javier seems determined to bring fun and laughter back into Sebastian’s life during this holiday season, and Sebastian is both grateful and enchanted. After a family Christmas and a word of advice from his great-uncle, Sebastian starts to look at Javier in a different light. Is Javier as fond of Sebastian as he appears, or is Sebastian being misled by his own need? If he’s reading the signs
right—and if he’s ready to move on from his previous heartbreak—could he and Javier be much more than friends?
This was a sweet story. Sebastian has to be one of the most oblivious people ever and doesn’t see much until after the fact. At least he
has lots of people who care about him that are now ready to make him open his eyes.
Javier is so adorable, I felt bad that he so obviously cared for Sebastian and everyone but he can see it. Sebastian needs someone to
support him and Javier seems to be just the man to do it. I could see Sebastian’s pain at Elliot’s betrayal and his helplessness to fix
everything. It was easy to read between the lines for Javier’s feelings that even though Sebastian seemed unable to process his
actions. I loved the drag queens and I thought Sebastian’s nephew was so cute and I love the support they all gave his desire to follow in Sebastian’s footsteps.
The cover art by Meredith Russell is great and gives a nice visual of the characters and a shadow of Donna.
Things get worse though, when Elliott pushes douchiness into a whole new realm. I’m not sure how Sebastian didn’t see signs of how bad Elliott is or if he was love blinded. Luckily for Sebastian, the manager of the club, Javier, is there to be a friend to both Donna and Sebastian. Javier is lovely.
I found Elliott’s actions repulsive, but also stupid. If he was really after money, he was going about it the wrong way. I wanted Sebastian to get to slap him, if nothing else. But Sebastian had Javier to lean on, as well as his mom who is awesome in her own right. Donna’s drag mother, Belle, is a wealth of knowledge. Or at least common sense and talks some into Sebastian. The introductions at Boxing Day at the club made me laugh.
This is a case of not seeing what is right in front of you, or maybe be distracted by the shiny and missing the best while wading through the garbage of your past.