Title: Magic and Mistletoe
Author: Annabelle Jacobs
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: 11/30/15
Genre(s): M/M Holiday, Magical
Page Count: 114
Reviewed by: JLoves2Read for Gay Book Reviews and Alpha Book Club
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Christmas is Harry’s favourite time of the year, but it looks like he’ll be spending it alone. When it comes to the men he fancies, his luck is non-existent. Harry’s nerves always get the better of him—especially when he tries to talk to Andrew, the hot guy downstairs.
Everything changes when Harry meets a mysterious girl in the woods who professes to be a witch. He dismisses her claims, but when odd things start happening to him, he has to reconsider.
Andrew was attracted to Harry from the start, but their awkward encounters put him off. All goes well until Harry opens his mouth—and ruins it with his stupidity and silly comments. When Harry suddenly becomes more relaxed and they have a proper conversation, Andrew realises his first impression was wrong. As the days count down to December 25, they get swept up in the Christmas spirit and their relationship moves faster than either expected.
A little winter magic might have been the push they needed, but Harry worries that when it wears off, he’ll no longer be the man Andrew wants.
I enjoyed this story. It is a cute lighthearted read perfect for the reader looking for a fun holiday book. Author Annabelle Jacobs is new to me however after this story I will not hesitate to pick up something of hers in the future.
This book tells the story of a socially awkward man, Harry who is crushing on a cute hunk from his building, Andrew. Harry wants to ask Andrew out for coffee or dinner however every time he tries to talk to him, nothing but inappropriate comments or nonsense comes out his mouth or worse yet he blurts what he is thinking as his brain to mouth filter doesn’t seem to work around Andrew. This all changes after Harry runs across a witch, Melia, who puts a spell on him and proceeds to help him make a good impression on Andrew, thereby earning that first date.
I encourage all to read this sexy, fun, story however I would have liked the relationship explored a little more, an increase in the “get-to-know-you-phase” and less instalove, and maybe a little more background on Melia.
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