Saturday, December 1, 2018

DSP Advent Calendar Review: An Everyday Hero by EJ Russell

Title: An Everyday Hero
Author: E.J. Russell
Category: Holiday, Advent
Pages: 54

Dreamspinner Press ~ Advent Calendar Full Set

When Adam Tyler’s sister announced she was pregnant, Adam decided to move from Portland, Oregon, to Phoenix, Arizona, to fully embrace the uncle experience. However, he didn’t count on the move being delayed until three days before Christmas—and three days before his sister’s due date. And he definitely didn’t count on finding a scorpion in his bedroom. Cue the panicked calls to exterminators.

Garrett Strong doesn’t consider himself at all remarkable—his ex certainly didn’t think so—and Garrett’s pest-control business is circling the drain. Although Adam is his first new client in months, that isn’t the only reason Garrett goes above and beyond for him. He feels a real connection to the younger man and intends to do everything in his power to make sure Adam feels safe and welcome in Phoenix—venomous intruders notwithstanding.

3.5 Stars! 

A book that says, 'I like you and you like me, so let's see where this goes' - and I liked it!

If creepy crawlies such as scorpions and rattlers are not your thing, then maybe think twice about reading this, because the former gets a lot of mentions and my scalp prickled more than a few times.

That aside, I've never seen a romance where scorpions and rattlers bring a couple together, and I like that. I like EJR's sense of humour, and that the tale didn't seem forced. It is one of the shorter Xmas novellas I've read, but it had decent leads, goodwill and I am convinced it's the start of something that could be meaningful for the guys.

ARC courtesy of Dreamspinner Press and Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure.

4 Stars

I really liked this book. It was definitely a feel-good adorably cute story. I liked both of the main characters Adam and Garrett a lot. They were both super cute. I also really enjoyed the storyline we got. I was laughing out loud at Adam’s antics when he realized that he was terrified of the critters in his house. I would have probably acted in the same manner as he did. Garrett was patient and understanding and I loved how he totally fell for Alan right from the start. These two men were really cute together. My only complaint is I wish this book was a little longer, I just wanted more.

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

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