Exit Through The Gift Shop (CrabbyPatty’s Review)


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

Blurb:

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?


Ever wonder what makes someone want to be a cast member at The Most Magical Place on Earth (or in this case, Poseidon’s Planet?) Well, meet 34-yr-old Rory who has worked there since he was a kid. And when he meets Alex, on vacation with his family over the holidays, they fall into insta-love with no angst and an abundance of cuteness and holiday spirit. For such a short story, Fielding introduces us to a lot of characters and they all feel well-fleshed out (and Alex’s family is so darn cute and a close family unit). The story is light on sex, but heavy on sweetness. 4 sweet stars for “Exit Through the Gift Shop.”


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