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Reviewed by Tammy
TITLE: And to All a Good Night
SERIES: 2016 Dreamspinner Advent Calendar – Bah Humbug
AUTHOR: Felicitas Ivey
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 56 Pages
RELEASE DATE: November 30, 2016
Kobbi Aackers was excited to have a traditional family Christmas with his younger sister Franzi, a famous rock star. But instead of the peaceful holiday he had planned, she’s turning it into a televised musical extravaganza, in a desperate bid for publicity. Kobbi can adapt, especially since the show’s host Wytt Kanard is easy on the eyes and easy to work with, even if he doesn’t believe in Christmas at all. Wytt is alternatively amused and horrified at the simplicity that is Kobbi’s life and the enthusiasm he has for the holiday, all while taking care of his houseful of unexpected guests. Maybe Kobbi can convince the cynical Wytt that Christmas isn’t an event to be managed, but something special to be shared. Maybe he can muster the courage to confess his attraction and offer Wytt a surprise present.
Kobbi Aackers is very excited to be spending Christmas with his much younger sister Franzi. Franzi has their father into the rock music industry in fact Franzi is a famous rock star just like their father, Kobbi can also sing but he’s not at all interested in becoming a rock star!
Kobbi is so excited about getting to spend the holidays with Franzi he doesn’t stop to ask why she has decided to spend time with him now. When Franzi turns up on his doorstep with not only her manager/babysitter/fixer Tanya but in walks Wytt Kanard and Bronte, a camerawoman complete with a camera! This is when Kobbi learns that the only reason Franzi agreed to the visit was to film a Christmas musical special for one of the music channels to get herself out of some of the trouble she has managed to find herself in.
The moment Kobbi lays eyes on Wytt he’s smitten. Wytt is a very cynical man who doesn’t believe in Christmas is horrified at the easy affection Kobbi shows toward everyone, even Bronte and himself who he’s never met before. For a moment Wytt thinks that Kobbi has just gone overboard with the Christmas decorations because of the live televised show, then he learns that no, this is Kobbi’s usual Christmas mode.
As everyone settles in for the holidays, they all start getting to know each other by telling stories of their childhood. Franzi’s mother who was one of her father’s backup singers died when she was only seven, then her father died a few years later so Franzi came to live with Kobbi and his mother. Instead of going to university Franzi decided to go to L.A. and break into the music industry whilst Kobbi took a completely different route and became an accountant. Kobbi manages to manoeuvre the interviews so he can smooth over the disastrous impression that Franzi had left with the press. The longer they were all together the more Kobbi could see the walls Wytt has surrounded himself with crumble and the real Wytt start to emerge.
And to All a Good Night is a beautifully sweet and warm short Christmas story in which not only do brother and sister manage to reconnect through their mutual love and memories but Kobbi finds a man he could and would very easily fall in love with. I have no hesitation in recommending this book to everyone who loves Christmas romance stories as much as I do!