Title: Devin December
Author Name & Publisher: Kate McMurray (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: December 23, 2015 – 102 pgs
A freak blizzard strands flight attendant Andy Weston at LaGuardia Airport on Thanksgiving. Tabloid reports about Hollywood It couple, Devin Delaney and Cristina Marino, breaking up in spectacular fashion keep Andy sane. And then Devin Delaney himself turns up at the gate Andy is working. Against all odds—and because there’s nothing else to do—Andy and Devin begin to talk, immediately connect, and, after Devin confesses the real reason he broke up with Cristina, have a magical night together snowed in at the airport. But the magic ends when Devin boards his flight home the next morning, and Andy assumes it’s over.
Then Devin turns up on his doorstep. Andy is game for a clandestine affair at first—who could turn down one of the hottest men on the planet? But he soon grows tired of being shoved in Devin’s closet. As Christmas approaches, it’s clear that this will never work unless Devin is willing to make some big changes. Devin has a holiday surprise in store—but will it be enough?
This book was the typical type of book were one of the men is in the closet and one is out and proud. What made it different was the story behind it and how Devin came to realize that if he wanted a relationship with Andy he had to come clean about who he was. Let me say I wasn’t going to give this story a 4.5 stars rating until I discovered that the author had put an epilogue on her website. The epilogue made the whole story complete. I don’t know what Ms. McMurray was thinking about when she wrote a story that just abruptly ends but it was a good that she posted the finish of story the way she did. Great job Kate, I always loved your stories and will continue to read.
Hmmm, where to start? Devin and Andy are adorable. Their relationship begins kind of in a whirlwind – they are stuck at the airport, during a holiday. To pass the time, they chat, make out, and try to fight their attraction.
What I loved about this story was that you got to see both sides of the relationship. It was well thought out, methodical and did not have a rushed feel to it. I really loved how Andy’s personality allowed him to shine in this story. Devin was the “famous” person, but I felt that Andy had much more presence.
Despite their hidden relationship – I felt that they spoke a lot, were really open and their communication was key to their relationship.
Overall, this was a sweet story about finding and being your true self. Allowing love to conquer.
Love in a blizzard, in an airport, between a femme flight attendant and a hot famous actor. The concept is good, but the airport part went too long. It lasted about 50% of the book, so I found it lagging, and, regretfully, boring.
After the airport, it got much better. The growing relationship between the actor and the flight attendant was wonderful. I loved the attendant’s personality and his ability to speak his mind. The ending was great with a wonderful happy ending. It seemed to me, though, incomplete. I wish the author would have completed it.
Overall, it was a good book. If you press through the first half you get the reward of the last half which is really good.
Kate McMurray is a nonfiction editor. Also, she is crafty (mostly knitting and sewing, but she also wields power tools), she plays the violin, and she dabbles in various other pursuits. She’s maybe a tiny bit obsessed with baseball. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with a presumptuous cat.