Tuesday, December 4, 2018

DSP Advent Calendar Review ~ Mosquitoes and Mistletoe by Ren Holly

DSP Advent Calendar Review ~ Mosquitoes and Mistletoe by Ren Holly

Title: Mosquitoes and Mistletoe
Author: Ren Holly 
Category: Holiday, Advent 
Pages: 59 

After Andrew’s boyfriend dumps him just before Christmas, he decides to take a job far, far away from city life. It’s a dishwashing job on a remote island off the coast of Georgia. Expecting sunshine, palm trees, and some quality alone time, Andrew is surprised to find alligators, mosquitoes, rattlesnakes, and Garrett—a devilishly handsome naturalist. Andrew desperately tries to resist Garrett’s charm, because a twice-broken heart before Christmas is just not an option. Besides Andrew’s new friend Anna might already have a thing for Garrett.

But where do Garrett’s interests lie, and will Andrew find out before he’s surprised by a visit from his ex?

3.25 Stars

This was an okay read. Andrew and Garrett were sweet and likable, but I just didn’t feel a connection to them and I found the story kind of boring and frankly, as a person who lives in the south and deals with mosquitoes practically year round, I was itchy and a bit uncomfortable reading.

Overall, this wasn’t a bad story, I just think maybe it wasn’t for me.

*copy provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange for an honest review*

4 stars

This story sort of reminded me of a Hallmark movie. It was cute and a little cheesy but I still enjoyed it. Andrew was sweet and I love that he went to work on an island when he definitely is not the outdoorsy type. I am a sucker for a first time gay experience and Garrett talking to Andrew about being gay and that entire scene was lovely. There was a little bit of drama in this short story but nothing too distracting. I liked getting the sort of epilogue at the end and seeing a more concrete ending to this couple!

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

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