Author: John Amory
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
George is an anxious, neurotic mess. The only thing that calms him is his partner of ten years, Scott. So despite how nervous it makes George to travel alone, he decides to go to Europe, where Scott has been working for two months, to visit for Christmas. George plans a day on his own in London before traveling to Paris, where Scott is staying. But on George’s day of sightseeing and shopping, everything goes wrong, from a misunderstanding with the hotel concierge to getting lost in Harrods. All George wants is to be with his partner for Christmas, but he’s not sure he’ll survive long enough for that to happen.
A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2014 Advent Calendar package “Celebrate!”.
Best Laid Plans by John Amory is a sweet tale of one Christmas in the life of two partners George and Scott. George just can’t win. He is trying to get from the US to Paris in order to spend the holidays with his partner of ten years. However, the gods of travel seem to want to do everything they can to keep him away… until he finally calls Scott and tells him of his troubles.
On the surface, this story seems like a comedy of errors, however at its core the message is one of love and support. George and Scott have been together for ten years. I do not get completely why they are spending so much time apart, other than Scott has to work in Paris, but I do feel George’s desperation to get to Scott. I also feel his discomfort in being alone so far from home.
We aren’t given enough information to connect with Scott, but that is okay. This story is about George and his journey and his realization that he can depend on the love of his life, even from another country. What we do see from Scott is someone who puts his partner first and wants to take care of him in any way he can.
Sometimes a sweet and loving established couple story is heartwarming and just what this wife of 13.5 years needs.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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