December Holiday Reviews 2012 – One A Day – #2

To get everyone into the mood for celebrating winter, the final month of the year, or any of the many religious and non-religious festivals that will occur in the next 31 days, we will showcase reviews for a range of holiday-themed books right here. One a day, and since the books on the web site are all from this year, we’ll give books from previous years some extra attention here on the blog. I hope you will join us in having a look at them!

This is another great book, reviewed by Serena, who read John Goode’s “The Boy Behind the Red Door” last year, and loved it. You can also find it on the Rainbow Book Reviews site by clicking here.

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Book Blurb

Matt Wallace thought moving away from Foster, Texas, would change his life. But ten years after high school, he’s still just as miserable and just as in love with the boy who lived down the street as he ever was. Now on a trip home for Christmas he finds out that running away from your problems isn’t always the best way to deal with them, and that for mending a broken heart, sometimes there’s no place like home.

Book Review

I really liked this story. It is well written, thoughtful, has a main character who learns something about himself, there is great Christmas spirit – and it is funny to boot! It is also about a man still struggling to accept himself (and his differences from other gay men) ten years after moving away from the town (and his all-straight friends) he thought was at fault for him being miserable.

Matt has a great sense of humor and his ability to critically analyze himself is priceless. He calls himself ‘the worst gay guy’, bitches about his family and still dreams about the boy he admired from afar when he was in high school. He is at the point when he realizes he might be meant to be unhappy when his life finally changes.

Tyler was really funny as well. He hasn’t been very lucky in life so far, but isn’t blaming everyone else. He is trying to make the best of it and when he runs into Matt again, he grabs the bull by the horns, so to speak. Thank God he did, Matt might still be thinking about it otherwise!

If you like stories that make you laugh, if you want a character who changes from miserable to happy as you watch, if you’re looking for Christmas spirit and a happy ending – this is the story for you!

DISCLAIMER: Books reviewed on this site were usually provided at no cost by the publisher or author. This book has been provided by Dreamspinner Press for the purpose of a review.

Buy the book here.

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