Title: Checking Him Out For the Holidays
Series: Checking Him Out
Author: Debbie McGowan
Length: Novella (75 pages)
Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing (December 21st, 2014)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Freelance engineer Sol Brooks doesn’t do the festive season. He thinks it’s boring and overly sentimental. With the rest of the household laid up with ‘the flu’, Sol’s planned to use the time to crack on with some work.
His mother, however, has other ideas.
And so does Sol’s husband, Adam.
A stand-alone holiday special featuring Sol and Adam from Checking Him Out.
Product Link: http://www.beatentrackpublishing.com/?n1=publications&id=137
Review: Even though this is marketed as a standalone holiday sequel to Checking Him Out, it would probably be best to read book one. The background in the first book really does help explain Adam’s behaviour while he is sick in this one.
This is a quite charming story of a couple trying to get their separate beliefs together for the holiday seas. Sol is Jewish and Adam is Christian. They’ve been together for a while now, they’re also married and life is good since they have relocated to England.
We also learn a lot more about their families, particularly Adam’s brother Noah and friend/ex-boyfriend Matty. In fact, Matty is a sweetheart and I want to hug him and make it all better. Actually, I wouldn’t mind learning more about Noah and Matty.
I think this book actually makes me think on Checking Him Out in a much better light. This one has a fairly simple plot and a few sick family members (and a bitchy move from Sol’s sister). It’s easy enough to enjoy and easy enough to understand the insanity of families.
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