- File Size: 2744 KB
- Print Length: 219 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: November 14, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B076YMPPYC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,391 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Wrapped with Love Kindle Edition
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This story was very sweet, and often heartbreaking. Landon's comic relief was a great tension breaker, and though he was a little over the top, it was in a good way. I appreciated the incorporation of one of my favorite Christmas movies, as well as the adorable Harry Potter references. Mostly, I loved the fact that Jordan was head over heels for Reed, and Reed just wanted to be sure that they didn't make the same mistakes again. The conversations between them were wonderful. While I occasionally felt impatient for them to reconcile, I did enjoy the slow burn. This was a great book, and it's part of a very entertaining series.
Reed is a painfully shy guy only at home in his kitchen and Jordan just knows how to comfort him. They split up, for no lack of love, but lack of communication. They reunite on a cooking show. Their time apart was the best thing that ever could’ve happened to them. With them reigniting their chemistry they get a second chance at love’ but will they spoil it?
I loved how intense and commanding Reed was in the kitchen, and how that sharply contrasted with his anxious demeanor when he wasn’t. You could clearly see the difference between his personal and professional personas, and how when he needed the courage for something personal, he put on his professional face to get himself through. Jordan on the other hand is confident and outgoing, so they actually complement each other well in that respect.
I really liked getting to see the characters from Taste on My Tongue again, and thought it was sweet how they were trying to push Reed and Jordan together again. It’s abundantly clear that the two of them are incredible together, and I really enjoyed watching them work their way back together again. There’s a nice dose of flashback scenes to help readers understand how the two met and how their relationship developed the first time around, and those are spread through most of the book.
Wrapped with Love was sweet with a dash of spice, and was a great holiday second chance book that I would definitely recommend to any M/M romance fan. Reed and Jordan are wonderful together, and they’re getting 4.5 stars from me for their story. While this is part of the Five Points world, this can absolutely be read as a standalone…though I honestly think you’ll enjoy it even more if you read The Rainbow Clause (Nick and Colin’s story) and Taste on My Tongue (Landon and Quentin’s story) first. This one is meant for readers 18+ for adult language and sexual content.
Wrapped with Love is a cute holiday novella featuring a second chance love story between Reed and Jordan. As Jordan is now retired from his professional football career, this isn’t really a sports romance. However, it does include a good amount of cooking/foodie aspects because Reed is a chef and the two men meet again while working on a cooking show. I really liked the way food and recipes wound through the storyline and brought these heroes together a second time. I also liked the way their love was reignited. I’ll keep it vague to avoid spoilers, but there was plenty of evidence highlighting their lingering feelings for each other once they meet back up. With the depth of the residual emotions readily apparent, Jordan and Reed were was easy to root for. Despite a cute couple who I liked and a storyline I enjoyed, I didn’t really feel a strong investment or connection to the characters. I think that disconnect was further hampered by the pacing. There were a lot of timeline jumps, and while I understood that as a way to explain Reed and Jordan’s backstory at the beginning of the story, I didn’t expect or need it to continue through the entire novella. I didn’t feel the backward leaps in the second half necessarily helped develop the story or chemistry and would have rather seen more of them as a couple in the present day as they tried to reconnect. Though I enjoyed the holiday storyline and romance readily enough, I can’t say that I was enticed enough to further explore the Five Points series.
Wrapped with Love was a cute holiday novella that heavily featured cooking references and featured likable primary and secondary characters. I think fans of this series will likely love this one, because there was a new story plus plenty of appearances by favorite past characters.
*Reviewed for Alpha Book Club*