Author: Eli Easton
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 11/25/2015
Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)
Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance, Winter Holiday
Micah is the hippest, most chill guy on campus. But when he gets the hottest kiss of his life from a cute guy during a game of ‘spin the bottle’, Micah’s cool turns into a puddle of anxious goo. Sure, Micah’s always been a little bi-curious, but he never thought he’d pursue a guy, much less a guy who doesn’t seem to be interested in getting caught.
Leo is passionate about two things: gay rights activism and acting. He stays focused and in control, and he never, ever, dates straight guys. When a chance spin of a bottle at a party has him locking lips with Micah Springfield, president of the Delts, dread-headed, serial-dating, straight Micah, Leo is determined to forget about it, no matter how incendiary the sparks or how gorgeous Micah may be.
Leo has bigger problems. His senior project is directing Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream just before the Christmas break. When his venue cancels at the last minute, Micah offers the use of his parent’s barn in rural Pennsylvania. Leo’s play may be saved, but what about his heart? Between Micah’s sweet lips, his family’s welcoming arms, and a devious bulldog who is determined to play Puck, Leo may find himself falling under the spell of Christmas magic.
If you read this blog or follow me on Facebook, you probably know of my love for Eli Easton’s Christmas tale, Blame it on the Mistletoe. Heck, you probably know of my love for almost anything she writes. Of course, I jumped at the chance to read and review her latest holiday offering, A Midwinter Night’s Dream.
As the name suggests, it is Easton’s take on Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. A story of a love polygon of epic proportions. Set against the Pennsylvania winter and PSU college, we revisit some beloved characters from last year’s Unwrapping Hank. While you don’t have to have read Unwrapping Hank in order to enjoy this story, it doesn’t hurt at all to read it. Hank and Sloane’s story is certainly worth a read, and they both features prominently in this story.
We first met Micah in UH as he helped facilitate the relationship between his brother Hank and Sloane, whether intentional or not. He returns to us in this installment as a Grad student, with an unexpected crush on theater major, Leo. I say unexpected because Micah has never before crushed on a guy in a serious way. Heck, he has never before crushed on anyone in a serious way.
Leo, for his part, is a new character. He is serious about his craft and serious about telling Micah no.
It takes most of the story for these two to find their way finally together. I feared it was going to echo the way Sloane and Hank found each other in their story. While there are definite parallels between the two stories, they are certainly unique.
If you are a Holiday story fanatic as I am, you will not want to miss this one.
I would like to thank the author for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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