Friday, December 28, 2012

7 Days of Christmas

Author: Nicole Dennis
Publisher: Silver Publishing
ISBN/BIN: 9781614958420
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Series Holiday
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

Noel Hudson spent his childhood in a state run orphanage. Now that he’s an adult, he’s alone and on his own. Moving to Hamilton River was supposed to be a new start but instead, he lost his job then his apartment and ended up living on the streets. For two weeks, he’s spent his days inside Justin’s bookstore reading until the store closes in the afternoon. Justin can’t help but wonder about him and when he learns of Noel’s past he’s determined to make a change in his life. Justine offers him a job, a place to stay and seven red envelopes, each with a little hope, love and Christmas magic inside.

7 Days of Christmas is part of Let It Snow 2012 and Nicole Dennis wrote it to be part of her Hamilton River series.

This is a cute story—a gently holiday tale of hope and love set during the Christmas season. Some might say it’s too sweet—that Justin and Noel are too perfect and that they didn’t have any conflict, but I didn’t care. I love both characters. Their personalities are perfectly crafted, there’s just enough back story, the descriptions pulled me into the plot and I loved the use of the red envelopes. It’s a unique and creative approach I didn’t expect. The slow courtship between Justin and Noel is wonderful. The soft touches, kisses on the cheeks and spending time together—sharing Christmas traditions while they got to know each other instead of jumping into bed is appreciated. Ms. Dennis not only captured the heart of both men but the spirit of the season with this joyful and entertaining release. 

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