Wednesday, December 6, 2017

DSP 2017 Advent Calendar: Stocking Stuffers Review: The Mature Man's Guide to Surviving Change by Chris Scully

Title: The Mature Man's Guide to Surviving Change
Author: Chris Scully
Category: Holiday, Contemporary
Pages: 59

In the sunny playground of Palm Springs, growing up was something confirmed bachelor and bad-boy chef Joel avoided at all costs—until a close friend’s death made him reevaluate his priorities. Ever since, he’s been dedicated to helping his widowed friend Perry get back on his feet by teaching him to cook and providing a shoulder to cry on. But when Perry announces that he’s ready to start dating again and then begins receiving gifts from an anonymous secret Santa, Joel is forced to confront the feelings he’s suppressed for so long.
As Joel struggles with jealousy and guilt amid the holiday season, he must decide if he’s ready to grow up and reach for what he’s always wanted but never thought he could have.

4 Stars!

This was such a lovely story. I loved that both Joel and Perry are older men and even if they are out and proud, they had other issues to deal with, like the fact that Perry was just moving on after his husband's death and that Joel had a lot of insecurities and guilt to deal with as well. 

It was certainly a different kind of read, but no less engaging and interesting for it. It was well-written and very enjoyable! Very recommendable!

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

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