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Reviewed by Marieke
SERIES: Stocking Stuffers, 2017 Advent calendar
AUTHOR: Kasper Quill
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 34 pages
RELEASE DATE: December 1, 2017
Growing up an orphan meant Charlie never celebrated Christmas. He’s committed to making sure his newly adopted cat, Max, doesn’t miss out like he did. Unfortunately, he discovers that giving Max the perfect Christmas might be easier said than done—and not without risk.
Charlie’s landlord, successful and wealthy real estate developer Aemon Scotfield, is charmed by the gorgeous redhead and his shameless alley cat. He finds himself compelled to help orchestrate a memorable celebration for Max—and Charlie—despite the mishaps that seem to just keep coming. As difficult as it will be to pull off the perfect holiday, the real challenge might be walking away when it’s over.
Charlie is a somewhat neurotic, slightly clumsy, strangely naïve and a whole lot of sweet. He hasn’t had a great childhood, and is socially awkward even on his best day. But he has one good friend at work, who he confides in and hangs out with, sometimes. But that’s it; that’s his social life. Until he crashes his bike and nearly causing a car to run him over, when he’s trying to avoid running over a cat. The owner of the car is a handsome gentleman who speaks very posh English.
He decides to adopt the cat, and emails his landlord where he can deposit the pet deposit. Turns out the landlord is the guy who almost run him over. The accidents keep on happening when Aemon is near, but does that stop the handsome man from coming around?
This story was super sweet and funny, making it a great holiday read. For a short story, we even get a reasonably good sense of personality. I usually don’t like short stories, at all. The action is always fast paced and superficial. Even though this was still the case with this one, it was so funny and quirky, that it doesn’t matter. It was lovely to read about a person so caring, yet so awkwardly naïve.
Aemon was a bit one dimensioned for me, but thankfully Charlie is the main character. Aemon does feel like he will be the stable, calm influence in this relationship…and far too indulgent LOL.
It was hilarious and a definite recommend from me.