Exit Through The Gift Shop (Belen’s Review)

Title: Exit Through The Gift Shop (2018 Advent Calendar – Warmest Wishes)
Author: Kim Fielding
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1st 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Holiday
Page Count: 34 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 1 flame out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


Alex’s traditional family Christmas Compromise means spending the holiday at a second-rate theme park, Poseidon’s Planet, but Alex doesn’t mind. He enjoys the rides and the company of his family, and it’s a good break from his going-nowhere existence back in Indiana. Then he meets a certain sexy employee in a pirate costume, and Alex’s vacation gets even better. But thrill rides last only a short time, and sooner or later everyone has to return to real life. Alex long ago gave up on marrying a handsome prince—will he have to give up on his pirate as well?

This was so freaking cute! Single, third-person, POV with insta-love, no angst, no steam, a happy family, and a very happy ending.

Twenty-seven year old Alex is on his family’s annual “Christmas Compromise” holiday vacation in Florida when he meets and feels an instant connection to thirty-four year old Rory, a sweet and sexy worker at Poseidon’s Planet.

For as short as this is, only 34 pages, it didn’t feel like anything really got left out. The characters felt well-fleshed out and while I could have happily read more it does end with a solid, and sweet, HFN.

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Galley copy of Exit Through The Gift Shop provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.


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.

A sampling of my “Favorite M/M” stories:

Carry the Ocean The Half of Us Red Dirt Heart Adulting 101 Tied Up In Knots
Shelter the Sea Manties in a Twist David, Renewed Ethan who Loved Carter Perfect Imperfections
Wolfsong Fight the Tide How to Walk Like A Man The Lightning-Struck Heart Forging the Future

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