Sunday, December 9, 2018

DSP Advent Calendar Review: Holiday Island by A.D. Ellis

Title: Holiday Island
Author: A.D. Ellis
Category: Holiday, Advent
Pages: 43

Dreamspinner Press

***No peacocks were harmed in the making of this story.

Rafa’s nautical skills are less than stellar. He’d rather be a full-time artist, but he has a duty to the family business and a fear of standing up to his father and brother.

Carpenter Lucas is determined to rebuild his business after a lover’s betrayal nearly destroyed it. But he runs into a snag when he misses the last boat to the job site.
Rafa offers to take him, but Rafa isn’t much of a sailor.

When they end up on the wrong island, fears for survival gradually give way to an appreciation of the beauty around them—and each other. Rafa insists a holiday miracle will save them, and he teases Lucas for being a Scrooge.

In the end, Rafa’s miracle might come from the last place he expects: inside himself.

4.5 Stars!

This was such a lovely story. I will admit that I wasn't too sure at first, seeing as Lucas was a little grumpy (with good reason) but Rafa won us both over and then it was lovely seeing them falling for one another. I would've loved for it to be a bit longer, but the HFN seemed very solid to me. Very recommendable!

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

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