A Seasonal Reunion, Anne Brooke

A Seasonal ReunionRating: 4 Stars

Publisher: Amber Quill Press

Genre:  Gay Romance

Tags, Second Chances, Christmas Theme, Contemporary

Length:  30 Pages

Reviewer: Kazza K

Purchase At: Amber Quill Pressamazon.com 







Official Blurb

Danny Brigson makes a serious mistake when he sleeps with Marty, an old boyfriend, one Christmas. He tries to cover it up, but Marty tells all, and the love of Danny’s life, Jake, throws him out. Over the next year, Danny tries to sort his life out with the hopes that when the next Christmas comes around, Jake will give him the chance to put things right.


My review –


And that official blurb sums up what this 30 page e-book is about, but…it’s more than that. It’s the way it is told. The depth of feelings. Danny is truly sorry and the mistake he makes plays heavily on him –


Around me, the decorations he’d already put up for the holidays glittered like an accusation.


Jake is told by Marty just what happened when Danny went clubbing, drank too much, smoked too much, and cheated on him…with Marty. So Danny has made a big mistake. Robert, his boss, takes pity on him, gives Danny a brochure for an addiction program and tells Danny it’s what he needs if he wants to get Jake back, keep his job, and be a better person.


I give Danny credit where credit’s due. He cleans himself up in all aspects of his life. Sees where he’s been less than a decent person to his ex, Marty, when he initially broke up with him. Where he’s messed up stupendously with Jake, who he actually loves. During the year he’s in the program Danny runs into Jake three times. Each time they are civil, more civil, and friendly. Ultimately leading to another year, another Christmas and a nice ending.


If you have the ability to enjoy a story where one person has done the wrong thing but sets about bettering themselves. And if you can understand why someone might just love a person enough to give them a second chance, then this is a nice Christmas short about the power of love and forgiveness. I think it’s a great little Christmas read.

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