Rebound Remedy by Christine D’Abo ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

ReboundRemedy_600x900Title: Rebound Remedy

Author: Christine D’Abo

Publisher: Riptide

Cover Artist: LC Chase

Rating: 3.75 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 11/09/2015

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Contemporary, Winter Holiday


The last thing Cole expects to get for the holidays is dumped. But there he is, in the airport on his way to Banff for a romantic getaway, helplessly watching as his boyfriend’s ex declares undying love, proposes—and is accepted. With a few weeks to go until Christmas, Cole’s mood dives from jolly to jaded. But instead of sitting at home alone and feeling sorry for himself, he goes to his favorite bar, McGregor’s, for a pint and some company.

The moment Owen McGregor sets eyes on Cole, he knows there’s something wrong. So he takes it upon himself to ensure that Cole has a happy holiday: twelve outings for the twelve days before Christmas. Even if he can’t quite think up twelve activities that don’t involve getting the forlorn hunk into his bed.

With each outing they take together, Cole realizes that the love he thought he’d shared with his ex was less than perfect. And that Owen might prove to be more than just his rebound remedy.


Twenty percent of the proceeds from this title will be donated to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) National Help Center.

Founded in 1996, the GLBT National Help Center is a non-profit organization that provides vital peer-support, community connections and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Utilizing a diverse group of GLBT volunteers, they operate two national hotlines, the GLBT National Hotline and the GLBT National Youth Talkline, as well as private, volunteer one-to-one online chat, that help both youth and adults with coming-out issues, safer-sex information, school bullying, family concerns, relationship problems and a lot more.

To learn more about this charity or to donate directly, please visit their website:

My View:

As far as sweet holiday stories go, this one certainly ranks. To be honest, I think I forgive some things in holiday stories that I may not forgive in regular stories. One thing I tend to more readily forgive is predictability.

I can’t say that anything in this story surprised me. It was pretty run of the mill breakup, find a distraction, fall for the distraction while realizing everything the ex did was wrong, ex comes back, ride off with the distraction type story. Sound like every other breakup-led story you have read? Yeah, for me, too.

So what makes you want to read Rebound Remedy? Well for me it was the characters and the time of year. It was partially the feel of the magic of Christmas having a hand in connecting Owen and Cole. It was watching these two buttoned-up men find in the other someone they could be themselves with. Someone they could open up to and lean on as needed.

Rebound Remedy is a clean, tight story for the Christmas story lover in you. Also, it is written for a good cause, as part of the proceeds go to GLBT National Help Center.


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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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