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Reviewed by Amber
TITLE: The Last Gift
SERIES: 2017 Dreamspinner Advent Calendar – Stocking Stuffers
AUTHOR: Chrissy Munder
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 48 Pages
RELEASE DATE: December 1st, 2017
College student Nick Reed works late shift at a convenience store and dreams of graduation, a job he can be proud of, and finding the man of his dreams.
But the man of his dreams is about to find him.
A change in his lab hours forces Nick to swap shifts with a coworker. But no one prepared Nick for Mr. 5:25—Aaron Hampton—a beefy blond who’s Nick’s perfect guy, but professionally and socially out of Nick’s reach. Soon Aaron becomes the highlight of Nick’s workday, and when the overly focused lawyer needs Nick’s help with holiday gifts, Nick is eager to spend time with Aaron.
They become friends, share book recommendations, and are surprised to find themselves at the same charity run. But is that all? When Aaron learns Nick is heading back to his old shift, will he find the courage to ask for one last, very special gift?
This is the type of story that really needs to be a full length novel. There’s so much here that could really be drawn out and made into so much more. The whole idea about chance meetings, attraction, and missed opportunities definitely ping on my radar of interest.
On his new temporary work shift, Nick meets Aaron and he’s unprepared for the strong pull he feels towards the man. Too nervous and shy Nick crushes on Aaron “over the counter” while letting his overactive self doubt cloud the things he really wants. Nick believes Aaron out of his league but both men flounder when it comes to the other.
A chance meeting at a charity run pushes things forward and both men seem to realize they need to make a move or the opportunity may be lost forever.
The length Aaron goes to seek out Nick is friggin adorable. I can’t say it enough I would have loved for this to be full length. Even the side character stories were interesting and you were left with a feeling that something else was going on.
This was a sweet, cute, fun little Christmas story that wasn’t over the top with the Christmas theme and that made me like it even more.