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One 5 Star and Two 4 Star Reviews for Worth the Wait (Sleigh Ride – 2015 Advent Calendar) by Caitlin Ricci and Cari Z. #MM #Holiday

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Title: Worth the Wait (Sleigh Ride – 2015 Advent Calendar)
Author Name & Publisher: Caitlin Ricci and Cari Z. (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: November 30, 2015 – 32 pgs

Synopsis

When Tate promises his niece Addie he’ll get a book signed by her favorite author, he never expects to end up in a line four blocks long with sleet coming down around him. It’s three days until Christmas and he’s cold and miserable, but Addie will be devastated if he gives up.

A cute guy who offers him an umbrella is just the encouragement Tate needs to stick it out, especially when Brandon brings him something hot to drink. But the signing ends before Tate can get to the front of the line, and Tate is sure he’s ruined Christmas for his niece. Luckily Brandon gets him in to see the author, who happens to be his mother.

A simple thank you isn’t enough for Tate, and neither he nor Brandon wants to end things there. For two men unused to such an instant mutual attraction, the Christmas season just got a little more merry.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Advent Calendar package “Sleigh Ride”

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FiveStars

Oh, this was such a CUTE story. I loved the premise and the nod toward authors/readers… and their families.
I would’ve liked a bit more of a well rounded ending, but it was still a really great little story about an unexpected meeting that brought two men together who would’ve likely never met otherwise.
I would love to read more about these two men and where they end up going as a couple.
Renee

FourStars

This was a very cute story about Tate who is standing in line to get a book signed for his niece when he meets the authors son in line. He does not realize it at the time though.

I thought this story was so cute and the attraction between these two men was so sweet!

All together I really liked this holiday story!
I would recommend this!

Kara

fourstars

This was a really short and sweet story but not much of an ending. The ending just kind of leaves you hanging. The authors just make you love both Tate and Brandon and I did. I really would like to hear more about Tate and Brandon. It just kind of felt incomplete. The meet and went out together and even agreed to spend Christmas together and it just ends. I suppose that may be the authors leaving things up to the reader imagination but I really wanted more. Overall I really loved the book.

Lynn

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TWO 4 Stars for Leap Through Eternity (Sleigh Ride – 2015 Advent Calendar) by Sara Stark #M/M #Holidays

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Title: Leap Through Eternity (Sleigh Ride-2015 Advent Calendar)
Author Name & Publisher: Sarah Stark (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length:November 30th 2015- 26 pages

Synopsis

Being evacuated from his apartment in the middle of the night because some idiot forgot his cookies in the oven isn’t the ideal way to meet a guy, but Mason’s hot neighbor Cole sure looks great in his underwear. The trouble is, Mason is the idiot who started the fire, and Cole doesn’t appreciate being lied to any more than he appreciates being driven out into the cold. It looks like their romance might end before it gets started, but Christmas is a time for second chances….

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Advent Calendar package “Sleigh Ride”.

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fourstars

This was a light Christmas story and it was a super sweet that was just right for the holidays. I love the interaction between Mason and Cole, although Mason does seem to be a little forgetful. There was some light humor in it which is always great.

Lynn

FourStars

This was a cute little story with an funny premise. I really loved how the men met and how the story sort of threw some surprise twists at the reader.
Overall, it was a sweet holiday read that was very lighthearted and a good cleanser between heavier stories for me.
Renee

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5 Stars for Teddy Bear Christmas (Sleigh Ride – 2015 Advent Calendar) by C.C. Bridges #M/M #Holiday @ccbridgeswriter

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Title: Teddy Bear Christmas  (Sleigh Ride – 2015 Advent Calendar)
Author Name & Publisher:  C.C. Bridges  (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: November 30th 2015- 31 pages

Synopsis

Two lonely men, a lost teddy bear, and a sprinkle of holiday magic….

On a snowy night before Christmas Eve, Tyler Martin finds himself stuck in a Chicago airport, unable to get home to his family on the East Coast. After missing last year due to his jerk of an ex-boyfriend, the idea of not making it this time hurts. When he finds a lost teddy bear in the waiting area, his night changes for the better.

Aaron Klein is a bored airport worker, taking the Christmas shift because he’s Jewish. He doesn’t expect to hit it off with the hot guy who brings a lost teddy bear to his desk, but it might end up being everything he didn’t know he was looking for.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Advent Calendar package “Sleigh Ride”.

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FiveStars

I find it absolutely fitting that my last review of the Dreamspinner’s Advent Calendar series is a 5 stars rating. This whole series has been absolutely amazing. This was another amazing holiday story that the characters’ were well thought out and very lovable. It was also charming and very inventive.  The authors writing made it a very easy read and I would love to hear more about Tyler and Aaron. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves sweet and tender holiday stories.

Lynn

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4 Stars for Somewhere To Be (Sleigh Ride – 2015 Advent Calendar) by Amy Yip #M/M #Holiday

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Title: Somewhere To Be (Sleigh Ride- 2015 Advent Calendar)
Author Name & Publisher: Amy Yip (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: November 30th 2015- 37 pages

Synopsis

Jamie Goh’s life took a downturn when he lost his job, and a bad relationship left him disillusioned and afraid to trust again. But his friends and family want to see him happy, even if he’s turned off by the idea of dating. Following a Christmas disaster that proves the UK really can’t handle snow, Jamie discovers not everyone is out to hurt him—and loyalty means something to some people—when a sweet guy goes above and beyond for him.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Advent Calendar package “Sleigh Ride”.

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FourStars

This was another amazing story in Dreamspinner’s Advent Calendar and by a new author for me (and she does have any other books out yet). I really hope to see more stories from this author because this story was an amazing, sweet and the characters were complex and lovable. There was also diversity in the story and it was great to see how other nationalities react to gays and their rights.

Lynn

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4 Stars for Old Acquaintance (Sleigh Ride – 2015 Advent Calendar) by Avon Gale #M/M #Holiday @avongalewrites

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Title: Old Acquaintance (Sleigh Ride- 2015 Advent Calendar)
Author Name & Publisher: Avon Gale
Publication Date & Length: November 30th 2015- 37 pages

Synopsis

Andrew Starling thought when he sold his medical database software to a national corporation, it would finally give him and his wife the financial security needed to build their dream home in the exclusive, wealthy community of Ponte Vedra, Florida. But Andrew’s wife leaves him for another man before the ink dries on the contract, leaving Andrew to enjoy the fruits of his labors—and their sprawling, oceanfront home—all alone. Despite being convinced he has nothing much to celebrate, Andrew goes to the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club’s annual New Year’s Eve party… and meets Elias Rivas, the young, good-looking server who’s always had his eye on Andrew. It might be the new beginning Andrew didn’t even know he needed.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Advent Calendar package “Sleigh Ride”.

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fourstars

This is the second book I’ve read by Avon Gale and this story was great. This was a holiday story about New Year’s Eve (which you don’t find many of) and I really enjoyed it.  I love the duo POV type story which you don’t really get very often. Needless to say I’ve wanted to read her book Breakaway, but I had a lot of book reviews due this month and could not find the time but I’m definitely going to buy it soon. This author had quickly become a “must buy” for me. This was an excellent job in just 37 pages.

Lynn

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4 Stars for Nøtteknekkeren (Sleigh Ride – 2015 Advent Calendar) by Felicitas Ivey #M/M #Holiday

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Title: Nøtteknekkeren  (Sleigh Ride – 2015 Advent Calendar)
Author Name & Publisher: Felicitas Ivey (Dreampsinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: November 30th 2015- 55 pages

Synopsis

Thijs and his older brother, Rik, are spending Christmas Eve at their uncle Yvo’s annual gathering. For Thijs, it’s the first time he’s been there in almost a decade.

Thijs has vague memories of the magical Christmases spent with his uncle. But he doesn’t know if the images in his mind of the enchantment that happened while he waited for Santa are dreams, memories, or the product of years of therapy for an accident he doesn’t remember. He just knows when he stopped visiting Uncle Yvo, the dreams stopped too.

Are his dreams of a prince waiting for him every Christmas Eve just dreams? Tonight might finally be Thijs’s chance to learn the truth.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Advent Calendar package “Sleigh Ride”.

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fourstars

This book was surprising good as I had no idea what to expect as this was a new author for me and the blurb seemed really of the wall. The authors writing style made this a really easy read and all I can say that this book was sweet and cute. The author was able to take characters and make them come alive even with the fairy tale feel of the book. I will definitely be looking for more books by this author. 

Lynn

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3 Stars for Not the Best Day (Sleigh Ride – 2015 Advent Calendar) by Brynn Stein #M/M #Holiday @BrynnStein

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Title: Not The Best Day (Sleigh Ride- 2015 Advent Calendar)
Author Name & Publisher: Brynn Stein (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: November 30th 2015- 32 pages

Synopsis

Henry hates Christmas shopping. Hates it with a passion. But here he is, downtown shopping two days before Christmas. It would almost be bearable except for the jerk in the trapper hat and plaid scarf who keeps turning up like a bad penny, apparently with no other goal in life than to make Henry’s already crappy day even crappier. Henry doesn’t know what’s up with the guy, but Henry wishes he’d just go away. That doesn’t seem to be in the cards, however. In a day full of surprises, the biggest is yet to come.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Advent Calendar package “Sleigh Ride”.

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ThreeStar

Well I was kind of disappointed with this book. The romance just did not seem to be there. I really had high hopes because I’ve read books by this author before and really enjoyed them. But this one just did not do it for me. The author writing was very good and I loved the initial chaos, but that were it ended for me. I think maybe if it would have been a tad bit longer then you would get more of the out of it.

Lynn

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