Series: Dreamspinner’s Warmest Wishes Advent Calendar 2018
Author: A.D. Ellis
Genre: Contemporary, Holiday
Length: Short Story (43 Pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 1, 2018)
Heat level: Low
Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 4.5 Hearts
Blurb: No peacocks were harmed in the making of this story.
Rafa’s nautical skills are less than stellar. He’d rather be a full-time artist, but he has a duty to the family business and a fear of standing up to his father and brother.
Carpenter Lucas is determined to rebuild his business after a lover’s betrayal nearly destroyed it. But he runs into a snag when he misses the last boat to the job site.
Rafa offers to take him, but Rafa isn’t much of a sailor.
When they end up on the wrong island, fears for survival gradually give way to an appreciation of the beauty around them—and each other. Rafa insists a holiday miracle will save them, and he teases Lucas for being a Scrooge.
In the end, Rafa’s miracle might come from the last place he expects: inside himself.
Review: On a boat headed towards love. Rafa decides to give Lucas a ride to an island for work but they end up on an island that has many drawbacks but might just lead them to the life they truly needed.
This is a cute little story that really should have been longer. Here is a young man that is a true artist working for a father that is pretty much an ass. There were some parts to the story that felt off and made it feel like the author tried to throw in so much information that it felt blown. Other than that it was a pretty good story and the peacock added color to it.
It was well written but to make it absolute fun, it needs to be longer in length. I enjoyed the story and look forward to seeing what other stories this author has going on.