Old Aquaintance by Avon Gale ~ Book Review by Karen

old-aquaintance-coverTitle: Old Aquaintance

Author: Avon Gale

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Paul Richmond

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 12/01/2015

Length: Short Story (<15K)

Genre: Contemporary

Blurb:

Andrew Starling thought when he sold his medical database software to a national corporation, it would finally give him and his wife the financial security needed to build their dream home in the exclusive, wealthy community of Ponte Vedra, Florida. But Andrew’s wife leaves him for another man before the ink dries on the contract, leaving Andrew to enjoy the fruits of his labors—and their sprawling, oceanfront home—all alone. Despite being convinced he has nothing much to celebrate, Andrew goes to the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club’s annual New Year’s Eve party… and meets Elias Rivas, the young, good-looking server who’s always had his eye on Andrew. It might be the new beginning Andrew didn’t even know he needed.

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

My View:

A bit of Christmas cheer for spring !

Andrew is all work, work and has neglected pretty much everything else in his life. So at 43 he’s divorced and lonely all the work and money count for nothing. Elias has fancied Andrew for a while, and takes the opportunity to kiss him on NYE – well things heat up and they spend the night together.

Its a really well crafted short story, big on hope and future – and it doesn’t try to cram a lot in, so the snapshot of two people finding each other in one night – is just delicious.

 

Links

Old Aquaintance 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.

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.

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