Reviewed by Cinnamon
TITLE: Jigs and Reels
PUBLISHER: JMS Books LLC
LENGTH: 58 pages
RELEASE DATE: September 16, 2017
Elijah works in a cubicle, lives with his parents, and never goes on dates. It isn’t an exciting life, but it’s safe and easy and that’s good enough.
Then he meets Peter, a whirlwind of a man who leads a traveling renaissance band. Peter represents everything Eli usually avoids, but his boisterous enthusiasm is infectious… and his band needs a fiddle player.
When Eli agrees to fill in for a weekend, he awakens a part of himself he thought long gone. With Peter’s help, he shakes off the dust that has settled on his soul and remembers how to have fun.
But when the band asks him to join them permanently, is Eli’s newborn sense of adventure — and insane crush on a man he barely knows — enough to make him leave the safety of a life he’s clung to for years?
Jigs and Reels is an absolutely delightful modern fairy-tale. I had a permanent smile plastered on my face while I was reading it.This is a short story full of fun, passion and the promise of a life well lived.
Eli is a talented musician who still lives at home with his parents who also talked him into a practical degree and job. He is not particularly happy but lives his life as it goes. One crazy night changes it all. He is asked to fill in for the weekend in a band at a renaissance fair playing his beloved fiddle with some talented musicians. This opportunity reminds him of the joy music brings him and when the gig is over he has a choice that will change his life for good. Choosing his passion of music, the unknown, the unstable income or stay with his steady but monotonous life. The question seems easy but in real life it never is.
The writing is wonderful and I just wish I was musically talented to be able to jam with these guys. The atmosphere created here is contagious and all the characters added their own unique, quirky personalities to make this short read truly enjoyable.
Peter is a truly adorable love interest. Their chemistry and playful encounters are very well written and the park picnic scene will stay with me for a long long time.
If you enjoy music, young, lovable characters, this book will provide a fun hour of reading experience.