A Certain Kind of Holiday by Andi Van ~ Book Review by Caroline

28028700Title: A Certain Kind of Holiday

Author: Andi Van

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Paul Richmond

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 11/30/2015

Length: Short Story (<15K)

Genre: M/M Romance, Winter Holiday


When Elliot Knapp took a business trip over the holidays last year, he didn’t expect to run into the professor his first serious boyfriend cheated on him with. The man was handsome, certainly, but Elliot has better things to do than deal with drama from a decade ago.

Luckily for him, Howard Wise wasn’t going to let him get away without an explanation. A year after meeting again, the couple is making their first holiday trip to celebrate Christmas. Everything is fantastic, but Howard is obviously keeping secrets, and Elliot can’t help but wonder what his silver fox has up his sleeve.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Advent Calendar package “Sleigh Ride”.

My View:

I liked this. It can be difficult in short stories to give the reader just the right amount of information within a few pages and this hit the mark just right.

It’s a lesson to us all that first assumptions can often be wrong and sometimes it’s worth waiting around for the explanation. If Elliot had been given more facts ten years ago perhaps his life would have been different. As it was he wasn’t so he finds himself all these years later coming face to face with a man he once thought of as a friend but now looks at as an enemy.

A short chat will clear any misunderstandings up and from there the story moves at a good pace. Not a lot of detail but just a look into their lives each Christmas as they take A Certain Kind of Holiday.


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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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