Title: Fireworks and Resolutions (Sleigh Ride-2015 Advent Calendar)
Author Name & Publisher: Leandra Dohman (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: November 30th 2015- 20 pages
Something big happened at the office Christmas party between Joseph and Carter, his coworker and ultimate crush. Too bad Joseph doesn’t remember it. Now, it’s New Year’s Eve, and Joseph finds himself locked in the bathroom with Carter. Joseph doesn’t understand why his natural confidence fizzles out whenever Carter is around, but the man reduces him to an awkward mess. If he can just find the courage to be himself, there might be more fireworks in his future than the ones they watch from the balcony.
A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Advent Calendar package “Sleigh Ride”.
I loved the office romance type deal and love awkward flirting. I loved the story line because it wasn’t your typical office romance. Joseph was great and I loved Carter and the author was able to take this holiday romance and build it into a really great story. This was another cute holiday story from Dreamspinner’s Advent Calendar.
I normally love office romances and the awkward start to
relationships, but this story missed it for me. It was too rushed and
I felt like I didn’t get a chance to connect to either character at
all. I didn’t really care for all of the telling in the story. We were
told of all these things that had transpired between the characters at
other times and it just didn’t draw me in the way I would’ve liked.
However, I felt like the times when it was the two men in real time,
it was much better. There was a tiny flare of heat and chemistry
there. But again, because I didn’t connect with either character it
wasn’t as good as it could’ve been.
So, sadly, this story just wasn’t for me. I felt if it had been
expanded upon, it could’ve been much better.
She never misses a TV match of her favourite soccer team—go Gunners! What makes her happy are pictures of koala bears and little cute bunnies. Every now and then she likes to sit down in the middle of her room and stare at her bookshelves for about fifteen minutes while having a glass of cheap wine. Bus rides inspire her and make her want to write books about real people—how they fall in love, how they fall apart, and ultimately, how they survive.