One Holiday Ever After by Tere Michaels, Elle Brownlee, Elizah J. Davis ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl

One Holiday Ever After Title: One Holiday Ever After

Author: Tere Michaels, Elle Brownlee, Elizah J. Davis

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: AngstyG

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Blurb:

The holidays are a time for celebration, discovery, coming home, and maybe even miracles for those who are lucky. From the streets of New York City, to the wintery wonderland of the Maine woods, to the quaint, small town charm of Idaho, the men in these stories have different holiday desires. They’re looking for familiarity or fresh starts, but they have one thing in common—their happily ever afters might be waiting in the last places they think to look. Come see what they unwrap in these stories by three acclaimed authors of male/male romance.

Holiday Roommates by Tere Michaels

As an actor without prospects, Nate Brandywine needs an emergency roommate for the month of December. During a humiliating gig as a Christmas elf at a NYC department store, he meets Sean Callahan, his producer and a man struggling under the weight of a past-due loan. Sean’s desperate for a place to stay in the city for a few weeks. A month of sharing a workplace and an apartment with someone you can’t stop flirting with? Maybe the holidays won’t be so terrible after all.

Holiday Sanctuary by Elle Brownlee

Chris Declan is trekking through the wintry wonderland of rural Maine, searching for inspiration and himself, when he’s literally and figuratively taken by storm. First by the surprise blizzard that finds him seeking refuge in Paul Bak’s secluded cabin, and second by Paul. Making the best of being snowed in together soon becomes a comfortable friendship with fireside chats, a quaint holiday celebration, and more. But despite their growing closeness, there’s one thing they avoid—what will happen when the snow clears and the holidays end.

Holiday Homecoming by Elizah J. Davis

Gavin Anderson never thought making it as a writer in LA would be easy, but when his latest project falls through, he gives up on Hollywood and heads to Bonabri, Idaho in hopes that the peace and quiet of his childhood home will help him figure out his next move. Instead he finds Eric Nichols, his parents’ cute and charming housesitter who is there to experience the small town Christmas festivities. Gavin’s plans for quiet reflection are no match for Eric’s holiday cheer, and he soon finds himself swept up in the spirit of the season. Gavin thought his life had hit a dead end, but in coming home he finds what might be a new beginning.

PizzyGirl’sView:

I found this collection to be very fun. Each story was unique but they all shared a common thread of humor and fit well together.

Holiday Roommates by Tere Michaels

This was a cute holiday tale about overcoming life’s obstacles. Sean and Nate were both struggling to make their own way in the world when they met. It was an instant attraction that the I could feel leaping off the page. Even though these men were hot together, it was the playfulness, sarcasm, and humor that I connect with the most. I also liked that even though this was a light holiday story, it had meat, backstory, and a good message that was organic to the tale without being thrown in my face or forced. There was just enough angst to cut the holiday sweetness and to give a bit of development to the characters. I liked it, the ending felt a bit long, but I liked it.

Holiday Sanctuary by Elle Brownlee

This story was just as the title suggests, about a holiday sanctuary during a snowstorm. The writing style was very descriptive, but overall had a light and snarky tone. Even though they were strangers, Chris and Paul fit well together and their sarcastic teasing was fun and they were so adorably nerdy. I like that the author left a little bit of mystery surrounding these men. But once she revealed their secrets, it made for well rounded and likable characters. It gave the story a bit of depth and added just enough seriousness to the tone to make this story feel like more than just a quick fling.

Holiday Homecoming by Elizah J. Davis.

I enjoyed this short, humorous tale. There was a great message and some soul searching, but overall, this one was rather light. The tone and the interaction between these two men made the biggest impression on me. Their snark and bantering was wonderful. And can I also say that this author has mastered the art of using snark to make a statement. Her commentary on the nature of a bisexual was perfect and had me laughing out loud! I like that this one ended with a hopeful HFN because there really wasn’t much development and to make this  a HEA would have felt forced. Nicely done.

Buy Links

Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks
Barnes & Noble
Kobo US
Kobo UK

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

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