Kismet by Cassie Decker ~ Book Review by Feliz

kismet_DSP_AC2015Title: Kismet

Author: Cassie Decker

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Paul Richmond

Rating: 3.50 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 12/01/2015

Length: Short Story (<15K)

Genre: Contemporary, Gay, M/M Romance, Winter Holiday


Fate has a way of bringing people together, like it did when Tucker Wright and Callum Richards met unexpectedly in an airport coffee shop and formed a deep connection in the short time they had to spend together. But fate can also be cruel. When Tucker loses Cal’s phone number in his hurry to catch his plane, he has no way of reaching Cal. Then a dead car battery and a snowy night force their paths to cross again, will Cal believe Tucker and ring in the New Year with a little help from kismet?

My View:

The blurb actually tells most of the story. Cal and Tucker meet at the airport café, form an instant connection and exchange numbers. But Tucker’s phone breaks, and all hope seems lost. However, months later pure coincidence brings them back together, giving them a chance for a new beginning.

As the title implies, this story requires an awful lot of suspension of disbelief, even though there’s an almost logical explanation for most of the unlikely coincidences. The only thing that seemed really contrived was Cal’s reaction once they’re reunited, it was so, so over the top after a single encounter of merely a few hours.

On the other hand, this story totally met my personal requirements for a holiday read. It was sweet, positive and hopeful, and a little magical, just like Christmas itself is supposed to be. A pleasant treat best enjoyed with a cup of tea and a sugar cookie or two.  🙂


Kismet on Goodreads
Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

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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