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Don't Stop Believing: The Librarian Checks Out the Lumberjack Kindle Edition
The Ogre from the HillSimon Powell, the town recluse, only comes to town to deliver firewood and get supplies. Two days before Christmas, he sees the new librarian’s car in a ditch and knows he can’t leave him on the road, but it’s too late to take him back to town. He’ll have something he’s never had in his cabin in the ten years that’s he’s lived there…company.
The Book Nerd from the CityAdam Parker moved to the small community to make big changes in his life, but being snowbound with the bearded lumberjack in his rustic cabin was something he’d thought only existed in his fantasies. Simon pushes away anyone who wants to get close to him, but Adam sees what he’s hiding in his heart and he wants it. Badly.
A Christmas to RememberAdam smells like cinnamon and redemption and Simon aches to reignite feelings he’s denied himself for too long. But he learned long ago that everything he touches gets tainted, and he’ll do anything to keep his darkness away from Adam’s light. But Adam has something else on his side—he’s been a very good boy this year and all he wants for Christmas is Simon.
- ASIN : B016J6X7QW
- Publication date : November 3, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 2232 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 51 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #867,213 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Wonderfully written, heartwarming, caring and loving, this tale is what a Christmas short story should be.
Highly recommend ! ENJOY !!!
Who doesn't like a good old fashion tale of love with the help of a Christmas miracle to open a lonely closed off heart? I've never read Gwen Hayes before but I'll definitely be keeping an eye out now because Don't Stop Believing is wonderfully heartwarming. Don't let me kid you, there is certainly some heartbreaking drama, well maybe "heartbreaking" is too strong a term but definitely heart-hurting. Simon may like his hermit life but fate has other ideas when he finds Adam stuck in the snow during a storm, fate can be a devious trickster that way at times but she usually knows what she's doing and this time Adam may be just what Simon needs but will he let in Adam in? For that you have to read the book yourself but you won't be disappointed. If you're looking for something to put you in the holiday mood, then this is the story for you.
In her Romancing the Beat, author Gwen Hayes does an excellent job of explaining the most important aspects of romance stories (the book can used to provide aid, no matter the length of the story you’re writing) and how to make sure you stay true to the genre. I was particularly delighted to learn that not only did she describe how to create beats for each phase romance story, but also provided an example of the beats Hayes used for one of her romance novels, a tool I found particularly helpful.
Still, if one is looking for a very short gay Christmas “happily ever after” escape, this one might satisfy as a tiny bit of holiday sugar.
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Simon, aka The Ogre, in all his lumberjacky-type gorgeousness, is a big brooding bear of a man that likes to think he's a bit of a grinch, truth is, he's a big ol’ softie deep down, who even takes in the town's strays! And then there's Adam, the sexy bespectacled librarian, who just can’t stop lusting after Simon – and who could blame him? This well written festive short is set in the small town of Silver Pines, which pretty much reads like a picture postcard and even features a blind puppy named Bingo in dire need of a home. A touch of humour, heat and heartbreak, but mostly just a big dose of HEA, make this the perfect holiday romance, without being overly saccharine.
Although you see the view point from both guys, Adam's the character we probably identify with the most. Whereas, Simon is our dream guy (lol) handsome, rugged, masculine, and unemotional. He is the most interesting and I enjoyed his internal conflict.
Many times as I read I was saying to myself "go on Simon, say something to him" or "Simon, just touch his hand."
The only negative for me was, that despite being snowbound, I would have been terrified, taken to a log cabin in the woods by a bearded lumberjack with emotional issues who doesn't communicate well. Maybe I've watched too many nasty TV series and films.