Driven to Distraction (2016 Advent Calendar – Bah Humbug)

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Title: Driven to Distraction
Author: Cassie Decker
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1st 2016
Genre(s):Holiday, Christmas, Short novels, Contemporary, Rodeo
sPage Count: 23
Reviewed by: LenaRibka
Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5
Rating: 1.5 stars out of 5

Cowboys Wyatt and Brady are competing in a team roping event in Missoula, Montana’s annual Christmas Eve rodeo. Christmas is Wyatt’s favorite time of year and nothing is going to dampen his holiday spirit, not even his surly, no-nonsense roping partner. They’ve only been riding together for a week, but Wyatt has already secretly fallen head-over-boot-heels for Brady, though it’s painfully obvious Brady only has eyes for the rodeo’s grand prize purse.

When Brady is distracted during a crucial moment in the night’s first roping run and nearly disqualifies them, Wyatt is almost certain he is going to be another of Brady’s many rejected partners. Will Wyatt and Brady be able to sort out their differences and work together to win the grand prize? Maybe if Wyatt can show Brady that Christmas really is a time for miracles.

This book is a perfect example for my avoiding all these calendar short novels during Advent season. I have an impression that publishers hold a contest who releases the most mediocre Christmas MM romance book on the market.

A short story doesn’t mean a boring extended sex scene wrapped up in dull dialogues uttered by stereotypical characters.

Why it is about Christmas?

…because there were shimmery garlands draped everywhere, the rodeo clowns were all dressed as Santa, and even some of the horses had candy canes and snowflakes painted on their rumps.

And it was my favorite sentence from the whole novel.

Happy reading.

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A passionate reader from Germany. I learned to read at the age of 4 and never stopped since then, though my books from that time were very different from what they are now. English is my third language, and I'm sorry for all grammar mistakes I made in my reviews. But I assure you, that my reading English is much better than my writing English. I'm a seeker for the books that differ from mainstream, that provoke the reader or have very often very opposite ratings.