Author: Ellen Holiday
Genre: MM / Contemporary
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (March 17th, 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts
Blurb: When runaway Cal Harrison steps into a bar to escape the freezing rain, he meets Matt Kirkland, who buys him a meal and eventually takes him home for the night. But Cal’s been on hard times, and he doesn’t believe something as good as Matt could possibly happen to him. Not without setting him up for disaster. So Cal leaves—only to discover Matt’s not just a rich kid but a well-known millionaire. Soon Cal begins to question whether he should have swallowed his pride and left his difficult life behind.
Review: A very sweet and touching story, Small Miracles tells the story of Cal, a homeless young man who is downright hopeless. On one of those most horrible days of his life, when he’s soaked wet from the rain and trying desperately to prevent fainting from cold and hunger, he is offered some kindness when gorgeous Matt offers him a cup of coffee and a meal. But, Matt’s offering continues when he offers Cal a place to crash for the night without any “payment” from Cal.
And that’s how Cal finds himself in danger of believing the fairytale. It’s so easy to soak up Matt’s warmth. It’s so easy to get lost in his generosity and it’s too easy to give himself to Matt. their attraction is huge and undeniable. But, the hurt and pain that comes when dreams shatter is not worth the try, or is it?
Yes. This story is very much the “contemporary fairytale” kind. It’s too easy to get attached to Cal. his life story is irresistible and quite heartbreaking. He’s had quite the bad luck and when a slight break comes his way, he is too afraid to take the risk and dare hope that things might change. His resistance is perfectly understandable and even though, at some point I was shaking my head at his stubbornness, I still could feel for this character.
Matt though is a different story and he is a character I totally distrusted. Wealthy beyond reason and way out of Cal’s league, he just picked Cal in an impulse and gave him “everything”, reasoning it as him being selfish and Cal being his soul mate. It’s this character that makes this whole read look like a fairytale.
But, it was such a nice reading, I loved the writing very much. The author’s ability to evoke emotions and deliver sentiments is great. The pair’s lovemaking was exquisite and quite romantic as well. It felt almost like poetry when those two came together.
In the end this is a book I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to people who love a good happily ever after and romance.