Don’t Stop Believing (Minnie’s Review)

Don't Stop BelievingTitle: Don’t Stop Believing
Author: Gwen Hayes
Publisher: Self-Published by Author
Release Date: November 3, 2015
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 60 Pages
Reviewed by: Minnie
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.7 Stars out of 5
Blurb:

The Ogre from the Hill

Simon 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 City

Adam 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 Remember

Adam smells like cinnamon and redemption and Simon aches to run his fingers over the scrape of stubble on his cheeks. To pull him into a kiss. To reignite feelings he’d denied himself for too long. Life is right there, blazing in the eyes of the town librarian. A man who isn’t afraid of him. 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.


I requested this book because the description reminded me of another story and I wanted to know if it was as good as the one I read. Well I can safely say that it was. I think the author did a good job in touching my heart and making me fall in love with this characters. I think they were perfect for each other and that they complimented the other in different ways.

What I didn’t like was that it was a really short story. The author, I think, can expand on this and take it to a whole new level of greatness. She could have delve deeper into this two characters’ past and expand a little more on their present.

As for that ending I LOVED it and would have been more touching if I’d had more time to connect with the characters. I just found that the author had to do a little editing here and there but it was nothing major Ind I think that be release day it could all be solved.

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ARC of Don’t Stop Believing provided by Gwen Hayes in exchange for an honest review.

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