Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Book Brief: The Last Gift (2017 Advent Calendar - Stocking Stuffers) by Chrissy Munder

the last giftTitle ~ The Last Gift

Author ~ Chrissy Munder

Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press 

Published ~ 1st December 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance, Holiday





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?


Freya’s Book Brief

Nick is not a morning person, especially on cold winter ones – and he appropriately complains. Unfortunately, if he wants to get through college, he has no choice but to do work at the convenience store - albeit the morning shift is just temporary. It’s not all bad, though. His day always brightens when Aaron, walks through the door.

Told from Nick’s POV, The Last Gift is another addition to the cookie jar of sweet Christmas shortys. Aaron is one of those customers who, with each visit, Nick gets to know more. There is plenty of drooling, lots of palm tingling and imagined possibilities.

The 48 pages are filled with should I, shouldn’t I, life differences, and now or later thoughts. A local running race helps move things along, but it doesn’t solve everything. Aaron is a focussed man, sometimes to the exclusion of all else. As a result, Nick saves Aaron from a couple of potentially sticky situations.

Not going to say more – otherwise, there won’t be any point in reading the story. This isn’t a between the sheets tale. It is more one of Christmas wishes and fate taking a hand in their conclusion. In this even paced ditty, Nick’s assessments are amusing. So, if you’d like a little Christmas cheer, to bring a smile, without much heart in the mouth, this could be for you.

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