Christmas is a time for peace, love, and goodwill toward mankind. Not! More like cheating exes and absentee friends.
For Emmett Byrd, spending the holiday season with his old college friend Terry in San Diego is supposed to be about mending his broken heart. But when Terry deserts him at the last minute, leaving Emmett alone in his condo for Christmas, it's just the icing on the cake of a crappy year full of betrayal and lost love. The only Christmas spirit this Scrooge is feeling is the alcoholic kind. Then a slightly kooky, unsophisticated farm boy named Sky knocks on the door looking for Terry, and a case of mistaken identity reawakens Emmett's hope in happily ever after.
©2013 Chris Scully (P)2014 Dreamspinner Press
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4 out of 5 stars
By JC on 23-06-15

Short, sweet, but has open-ending

I actually enjoyed this short holiday story. I liked the interaction between Sky and Emmett, and some of the dialogue made me smile.
This is my fourth audiobook which was narrated by Michael Stellman, and it's been a consistently pleasant experience. His voice suited the story, and it was easy to follow along even while I was doing other tasks because he narrated it clearly and at just the right speed.
This doesn't end with a definite HEA, but I enjoyed the chemistry between the main MCs enough to not mind. And you're left with a definite feeling that these guys will get their HEA eventually so it's not like it was a sad ending.
Will definitely be looking for more stuff from this author.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Morgan A Skye on 30-09-16

Funny and cute HFN

Emmett is very angry and drunk. His friend Terry left him alone on Christmas while he’s still nursing a broken heart. Sky is a farm boy who mysteriously shows up at Terry’s apartment. Emmett thinks he’s one of Terry’s “Rebound Boys” so he treats him poorly. But Sky is actually a very sweet, warm-hearted boy who stays to help Emmett through his hangover and the holiday.
The two end up bonding and really clicking. They don’t actually “hook up” and in fact the entire story is just the couple of days when they first meet, but there is a bonus chapter that tells what happens next. (Not in audio format, of course)


This is a very sweet story, no heat, not even a HEA or HFN (but the bonus chapter gives us that).

The narration was nice, Emmett’s drunken slurs were funny and the sound quality was good.

If you are in the mood for a sweet, cute “meeting” story this is for you. With the follow up chapter, it will even satisfy those of us looking for the HEA.

I enjoyed it and give both book and audio a 4 of 5 hearts.

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