‘Tis the Season by Alex Jane
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
*~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*
Aaron has spent the past ten months alone. When he meets a sad, yet strangely familiar man on a cold Halloween night, he impulsively invites him home. But the intimate connection they share lasts only until morning. Aaron wakes up alone—wracked with guilt and devastated to have lost his chance.
Or so he thinks.
Thanksgiving brings Aaron another shot at happiness, but letting go of an old love and accepting a new one isn’t as easy as everyone keeps telling him. And by the time Christmas Eve rolls around, it becomes clear that Aaron’s not the only one struggling to let himself love again.
Christmas miracles are all well and good, but it’s going to take more than the Holiday Spirit for Aaron to get his happy ever after.
A story of grief, sadness, and letting it go; and finding love when you least expect it.
This novella was full of emotions, it contains grief and sadness and it touches you really hard. What was unexpected was the really good character developements despite the lenght. Normally you have left out parts in the character, in this novella there is really less missing. I am not even sure if a longer novel would have revealed a lot more. Maybe a few things would have been deepend but in this case it isn’t necessary.
It contains a bit steamy sex, but all in all it is not too much. This novella shows how to balance the erotic parts with the honest and earnest ones. 🙂 Definitely a plus for this story. :3
All in all it is really sweet but contains also a bit angst, as I said it is full of sadness. The dealing with loss of a person is a topic, also the feelings of a person who is affected by it.
The questions about this are heavy in some parts and they leave you also thinking about the issue itself. What would you do? It goes unexpected deep.
I totally not regret this debut read for me, I will continue reading books by the author 🙂 They are a pleasant read, the character act mature and very thoughtfull in some parts, but they can and are really funny too.
I had so much fun with the minor character for example, so I keep Aaron and Dylan in my heart. As well as Kevin, Joe and Brian. 🙂
5 out of 5 stars. Really recommended, give this new author a great chance. 🙂