Title: The Healing Power of Eggnog
Author: Jamie Fessenden
Narrator:: Robbie Ravena
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Run Time: 1 Hour, 55 Minutes
At a Glance: I would definitely recommend this audio even if you have read the book
Blurb: Will Sutherland hasn’t been home to see his parents in four years – not since they reacted badly when he came out. This Christmas, he’s finally worked up the courage to go home, where he’s surprised to find they’ve taken in a boarder. Ryan Bennett is just a couple years younger than Will, cute, sweet…and openly gay.
As Will deals with his jealousy of the man who’s been receiving the love and acceptance he was denied, Ryan finds himself falling for Will’s brooding good looks. But Ryan also suspects the Sutherlands may be using him as a pawn in their long-standing conflict with their son. Will this Christmas finally tear the family apart, or is there a chance they can put their hurt and anger behind them.
A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2013 Advent Calendar package
Review: This truly is a Christmas Story. Eggnog, Christmas Party, Christmas Decorations and the mending of a family, all in the spirit of Christmas. I usually don’t like novellas, not as much detail and background are written into the story, and they seem so rushed, but this story just moved along nicely. It had a beginning—Will arriving for Christmas meeting Ryan. Lots of great sensual sex scenes—those parts Jamie seemed to take his time with. Family drama that kept Will away from home, and Ryan’s family drama that drew him to Will’s house. And finally, the story ends with a happily ever after, both for Ryan and Will, and Will’s parents, all on Christmas morning.
I would definitely recommend this audio even if you have read the book. Robbie Ravena uses a lot of different voices to portray the characters. I enjoyed listening to him especially when he was speaking the role of Gary, Will’s Dad. “Squirrels! They think they own the damned place.” I could just see him saying that.
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