Blame It on the Fruitcake by Pat Henshaw ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

BlameItontheFruitcakeLGTitle: Blame It on the Fruitcake

Author: Pat Henshaw

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Paul Richmond

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 12/01/2015

Length: Short Story (<15K)

Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance

Blurb:

Fruitcake is the laughingstock of the holiday season. But can it be an aphrodisiac instead? Motorcycle mechanic Sam McGuire is surprised to find a gaily wrapped box on his doorstep with a piece of fruitcake accompanying an invitation to a holiday party.

Wondering if he’ll fit in, Sam attends the party—mostly to get more of the fruitcake he falls in love with—and meets Jay Merriweather, his new neighbor. The lure of Jay’s big family and its holiday tradition of enjoying Grandma’s fruitcake hook Sam, as does the sexy man himself.

But Sam can’t imagine why handsome, college-educated Jay would want someone like him, who was raised in a children’s home and barely graduated high school. Maybe the magic of the holiday season can help two men who seem so different come together like the ingredients in a well-made fruitcake.

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

My View:

Blame it on the Fruitcake is such a sweet little tale. It has some characters that annoyed me, but mostly I just enjoyed the story of opposites attracting and left it at that.

I am not entirely sure what the deal was with the brother. He seemed fine for a while, and then he was… well… not. That was a bit of a whiplash moment. However, I couldn’t have loved Jay and his Nana anymore if I tried.

Once again Henshaw delivers a sweet comfort read with characters you can’t help but love. This time with a holiday theme.

Links

Blame It on the Fruitcake on Goodreads
Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

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,

Brandilyn
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