Author: Skylar M. Cates
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page/Word Count: 126 Pages
At a Glance: I have mixed feeling about A Guy’s Thanksgiving, but I did enjoy the story for what it was.
Reviewed By: Karen
Blurb: Two proposals. One giant dog. Reunited lovers.
Welcome to Glamour, Arizona, where the holidays are never dull. Glamour may be a small town, but the surprises keep coming.
Everybody’s looking forward to Thanksgiving. Only Mac Sharma is a reluctant guest. Even as Anthony and Dean make him feel welcome at the Carrino table, Mac feels awkward among the close-knit group of friends. Life gets even more complicated when Conor Harvey shows up in town.
Mac has been in love with Conor since his university days. Too bad Conor broke his heart—right before he fled to his hometown in Ireland without explanation. Conor’s still a wild artist and as sexy as Mac remembers. But they’re no longer kids. This Thanksgiving, Mac must decide if he can give Conor a second chance.
Review: When I read the blurb for A Guy’s Thanksgiving, my first reaction was, “Awesome! We’re getting Mac’s story!” I really have enjoyed this series and was thrilled for whatever was next. So, as soon as I received the book I jumped right in…and then my mixed feelings about the book started.
While we get Mac and Conor’s story, we also get follow ups and continuations of the relationships from the previous couples in the series. Now, I as did say that I really do enjoy this series, what is my issue, you may ask? The problem is I felt that the split focus took something away from Mac and Conor’s story and that they got cut short, so we missed out. I enjoyed what we did get with this book, but I just felt we could have gotten so much more if the storyline hadn’t been divided up among the other couples.
I was happy to get to see the proposal and the previous couples living their happily ever afters, though, and am not wishing we didn’t get those updates, because I do love a good follow up, but I wish it would have been separate from Mac and Conor’s book, as I felt the story bounce around a bit, and I couldn’t really focus on what was going on with the new relationship, not with so much else going on.
So, as much as I like this series and Skylar M. Cates’ writing, and I did enjoy the story for what it was, I was also left feeling a little disappointed in the end.
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