Title: O Hell, All Ye Shoppers
Series: 2017 Advent Calendar Daily- Stocking Stuffers
Author: Louisa Masters
Genre: Christmas, Contemporary
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 2, 2017)
Length: Short Story (28 Pages)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts
Blurb: Ethan Hall plans to fill Saturday, December 23, with junk food and bad TV, a day just for him amid the holiday chaos… until his baby sister calls and begs him to go collect a present for her. At the biggest shopping center in Australia. On the busiest shopping day of the year. Hell no. Right?
Ethan’s soft heart gets the best of him. He battles through the parking lot, and in the main shopping concourse, he’s trampled, elbowed, and bombarded with terrible holiday music. Then he enters hell itself, a specialty store aimed at women… where he meets Ty. They bond in a sea of estrogen and manic shoppers, fighting together to attain freedom, only to find they’re not quite ready go their separate ways.
Product Link: Dreamspinner Press
Review: It is a small world for some. Ethan, who just wants to lay around doing nothing on his Saturday, ends up going to the mall. His crazy little sister and her request. At least there is one sexy man there who needed to buy a different present. Can you see two strong men going to a store meant to cater women, crazy.
It is a cute little story but it just gives you a taste. Meet and like each other, then togetherness. Christmas in Australia, warm weather ahead. I am afraid that I would rather have Christmas surrounded by snow. It is cute, but I do hope this author turns around and makes it into a longer story. It has great potential, but as a short story doesn’t really give you a lot. Other than that it is a fun little read.