A Dye Hard Holiday (Curl Up and Dye Mysteries #5)

Title: A Dye Hard Holiday (Curl Up and Dye Mysteries #5)
Author: Aimee Nicole Walker
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: November 24th 2017
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Length: 148 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5


It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of year for Gabe and Josh Roman-Wyatt as they celebrate their first holidays as fathers, but someone’s war on St. Nick threatens to ruin their holly jolly Christmas.

The Norman Rockwell holiday they had envisioned implodes and shenanigans ensue in true Josh and Gabe style, but that only makes the couple more determined to rejoice in the love and joy they have found in one another. A Black Friday showdown, two foul-mouthed birds, one lumbersexual, ugly Christmas sweaters aplenty, four invading grandparents, and a sexy twist on an advent calendar lead up to oh, holy nights. Catch up with your favorite characters and meet some new faces in a tale that is sure to make you feel as warm as Josh’s creamy, hot-buttered rum concoction.

A Dye Hard Holiday is a funny story about two fathers trying to hold it all together as they juggle busy careers and family life while planning the perfect holiday season. Will they be rocking around the Christmas tree or will it be a blue Christmas? The book is approximately 50,000 words long and is not intended as a standalone book. This supplements the Curl Up and Dye Mysteries series, which should be read in order. This book contains sexually explicit material and is intended for adults 18 and over.

Josh and Gabe return for holiday shenanigans.

Side note: even though this is Book #5 in the Curl Up and Dye Mysteries, this actually picks up after Unscripted Love and Someone to Call My Own in the Road to Blissville series, which is an offshoot of this series following Josh and Gabe’s friends.

So, when I first started reading this I was somewhat confused because up to 9% it references situations that occurred in the two Road to Blissville books. However you don’t really need to read those to follow along, but if you’re a fan of Walker’s writing style, and of the series in general, you might want to check those out before starting this.

Regardless, in this book there is a lot happening as Josh and Gabe’s children are coming up on a year old and both sets of their parents come for several months. There’s a mystery where someone keeps stealing and vandalizing all the Christmas decorations, some relationship drama between Josh’s coworkers, and some news for bestie Meredith. It’s a lot of love and life packed into all the craziness of the holidays.

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I am an unapologetic book addict/lover. I'm happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand. I love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), a little BDSM when I'm in the mood, and I love a good ménage story. I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA! My biggest no-no's are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

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Wolfsong Fight the Tide How to Walk Like A Man The Lightning-Struck Heart Forging the Future