Thursday, December 21, 2017

2017 DSP Advent Stocking Stuffer Review: The Last Gift by Chrissy Munder

Title: The Last Gift
Author: Chrissy Munder
Category: Holiday, Contemporary
Pages: 48

College student Nick Reed works late shift at a convenience store and dreams of graduation, a job he can be proud of, and finding the man of his dreams.
But the man of his dreams is about to find him.
A change in his lab hours forces Nick to swap shifts with a coworker. But no one prepared Nick for Mr. 5:25—Aaron Hampton—a beefy blond who’s Nick’s perfect guy, but professionally and socially out of Nick's reach. Soon Aaron becomes the highlight of Nick's workday, and when the overly focused lawyer needs Nick's help with holiday gifts, Nick is eager to spend time with Aaron.
They become friends, share book recommendations, and are surprised to find themselves at the same charity run. But is that all? When Aaron learns Nick is heading back to his old shift, will he find the courage to ask for one last, very special gift?

4 Stars!!!

This was a sweet and short holiday story. While I loved the characters, there was a moment near the end in which I really wanted to slap some sense into Aaron, and maybe Nick, too, for taking him back. I needed more of a grand gesture, but I guess it worked well for them. The ending was a bit rushed and I wouldn't have minded another chapter, maybe, just to round things up. Still, it was an entertaining story. Recommendable!

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

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