Out for the Holidays

 Out for the Holidays: An Out Novella
Author: Cara Dee
Publisher: Self-published
Release Date: December 12, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary/May-December/Epilogue
Page Count: 299
Reviewed by: Renée
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5


I’m not saying Henry jinxed us when he chose to send out two hundred holiday cards stating we were going to have a blissful Christmas at home…

Before we knew it, our peace and quiet went out the window, and we were headed to Mexico for a photo shoot my agent had neglected to tell me about. Of course, we had to deal with the man who didn’t want us to be together, and then we ended up back in LA, and we had to figure out what was going on with my brother, and, and… Okay, deep breaths. FYI, Philadelphia is nowhere near our home in northern Washington. Additionally, I wonder how Viagra really works, and what’s it gonna take to get a proposal around here?

Honestly. I’m not saying Henry jinxed us, but I’m writing the damn card next year.

Warning: This story contains more sugar than the cookies you leave for Santa, and it’s chock-full of greetings and updates from other characters written by Cara, titles including Noah, Home, Path of Destruction, Uncomplicated Choices, and more. (This is the sequel to Out, not standalone.)


This short novella, acting as an epilogue for Book 1, is just what I like to see when I finish a good story.

Out was one of my favorite reads of the year, and I’m so glad I got to see a future glimpse of Zach and Henry.

It’s approximately 18 months after Out left off, and our guys are solid. The boys are in college, Zach is still modeling, and everyone rotates residences between Camassia and California pretty smoothly.

What Zach is really looking forward to is a quiet holiday alone with Henry, especially since the previous year’s holiday wasn’t exactly relaxing.

But nothing goes entirely to plan for this couple.

Dee packed a lot into this one. Cameo appearances by Noah and Julian again, drama from Zach’s brother that ties back into other Camassia stories, and feelz galore between our MCs.

The sexy times were aplenty – almost too much for this shorter story, if I’m being honest.

Overall, great follow-up to a great story. If you haven’t read Book 1 yet, get on that ASAP!

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Galley copy of Out for the Holidays provided by Cara Dee in exchange of an honest review.


I love boys who love boys! I’m in my 30s, from the southern US, and my crack is m/m romance.

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