Author: Lou Harper
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Freshly out of college, shy and introverted Brian Preston travels from LA to Budapest to teach English, ready to embrace life and spread his wings. It’s early December, and the air is heavy with the scent of roasting chestnuts. Getting involved with his new roommate, native Hungarian Zoli Park, promises to be the adventure Brian always wanted. But all is not as it seems, and Brian might find himself in the arms of Krampusz, demonic companion to St. Nick, who punishes bad boys.
A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2014 Advent Calendar package “Celebrate!”.
I enjoyed this short story. I liked that it was not a typical American based Christmas tale. It was not some super sweet tale of love and family. It was a different take on Christmas traditions and taught me about the ways another country celebrates. It was cool to learn of the Hungarian tradition of the Krampusz. Read the story if you want to know the details, it was a great learning experience for me.
I also liked that there was a bit of a twist of fate thrown in and the ending allowed the reader to determine the outcome. What started as a simple fling turned into something with the potential for more. This was an interesting and easy read. I learned something new inside the framework of a simple start to a new life.
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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