Title: Grateful (Sleigh Ride – 2015 Advent Calendar)
Author Name & Publisher: Kim Fielding (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: November 30, 2015 – 41 pgs
Nate Roth’s latest dumb stunt has left him with a broken arm, black eye, and stitched chin—and extra trepidation about visiting his family for Hanukkah. He fears his relatives will put him through another round of criticism for his foolish choices and his nonexistent love life. Several mishaps during his short journey to his parents’ house don’t bode well. But along the way he meets impossibly gorgeous Gio DiPietro—and maybe it’s time for Nate’s risk-taking impulses to turn out well for a change.
A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Advent Calendar package “Sleigh Ride”.
Nate pulls a lot of dumb stunts which ends up getting him hurt a lot. He has several mishaps on his trip to his families for the holidays but that leads him to meeting Gio who helps him when Nate realizes he has left things at home for his family that were really important.
I really loved the way this author wrote this sweet holiday story and these characters! I don’t really want to go to much into this and give away any spoilers because this is a short story but I will say I loved Nate’s character and these two men together! They were so cute and sweet together.
So I will leave this review with this was such a sweet Holiday novella and I really loved this story! I would definitely recommend this novella!
This was a very sweet story about an accident prone man during the Hanukkah season. I absolutely love Nate and felt I so wanted to see him find someone. Then we meat Gio and it was clear that Nate had finally found someone to love. I loved the part when Gio and Nate meet and the situation behind it. It was original and very touching. Great job Ms. Fielding.
Kim Fielding lives in California and travels as often as she can manage. A professor by day, at night she rushes into a phonebooth to change into her author costume (which involves comfy clothes instead of Spandex and is, sadly, lacking a cape). Her superpowers include the ability to write nearly anywhere, often while simultaneously doling out homework assistance to her children. Her favorite word to describe herself is “eclectic” and she finally got that third tattoo.
All royalties from her novels Stasis, Flux and Equipoise are donated to Doctors Without Borders.