Friday, December 16, 2011

Patchouli for Christmas by Bren Christopher

New York City event planner Michael Cove has a business to run and no time for a relationship. Especially when all around him he sees the pain caused by the inevitable failure of those relationships. He prefers to spend his time planning celebrations for others, seeking only the occasional fling when the need for company becomes too great. But when a wealthy client demands that her grandson’s dark and gloomy paintings be used to decorate her Christmas party, he visits the brooding artist in his loft and discovers an unexpected attraction to the patchouli-scented, modern day hippie.

Artist and do-gooder Jude Kendrick has his reasons for disliking Christmas, and prefers to withdraw alone to his loft for the holidays. Although he is in no mood for a visit from a party planner, he cannot deny the heat that flares between them the moment they meet.

They have nothing in common except the loneliness of the holidays. Can Michael lift the spirits of the moody Jude, and can Jude convince Michael to risk his heart?

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable: male/male sexual practices.

Reviewer: Carolina Fruitfly
Michael is an event planner in New York City and running his own business leaves little time for a relationship. Besides who needs one, when one-night stands and flings will do just fine? He is in the process planning a big Christmas party for a very important client who wants her grandson’s paintings to be hung for the Christmas party. One problem… how can you make a cheery holiday party with paintings that invoke a dark and gloomy atmosphere?

Jude is an artist and activist for environmental and animal rights. With the Holidays approaching Jude has become withdrawn with memories of the past he’d much rather forget. He does not appreciate Michael showing up at his apartment, but seeing as it’s for his grandmother – what choice does he have?

This was a really fun read; I loved the way Michael and Jude acted around each other, it had just the right touch of humor! You can’t go wrong with a meddling grandmother who loves her grandson, an inspiring yoga session, and chemistry that bring together an artist and an event planner and gives them hope. I would love to see more of Michael and Jude in the future – maybe?

I give this 3.5 stars, was very enjoyable!

Publisher: Loose Id
Review Courtesy Of: ManicReaders


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