Review: “Jingle Spell” by Chris Ethan

TITLE: Jingle Spell
AUTHOR: Chris Ethan
PUBLISHER: Dream Trek Imprint
COVER ARTIST: Ethereal Ealain
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
LENGTH: 114 pages
RELEASE DATE: December 7, 2016
PRICE: $3.51 -e-book / $6 -paperback


It’s the most horrible time of the year.
Smooches under mistletoes and tacky reindeer decorations.
Newly single, Davey has had enough of wasting his love and having his heart broken. Better to be single, he decides. No more dates. No more falling in love. No more dreaming of happy ever afters. Those are for movies.
He’s resolute.
And then Avery steps into his life, bringing care, compassion, and tenderness in his path.
Davey’s so tempted to hope again. But can an online date and a brief encounter turn into anything other than an ephemeral sexual encounter?
Is there a future for them? Will Avery stay? And most importantly, can Davey bear to offer up his heart to the season’s love—just one more time?
A sweet romance by Chris Ethan, author of The Guy With The Suitcase.

Davey hates Christmas. He works at the mall, and he has to deal with shoppers all day, but Christmas is the worst period of the time for him. Until he met Avery, who could be his Christmas miracle.
It was a sweet novella that I enjoyed a lot.

Davey is a young man who’s been hurt by life. All his ex-boyfriends dumped him after a few weeks, each time for the same thing. They don’t want to be with him, to be attached to him. When he meets Avery, Davey is prepared to be dumped by him after a few weeks. He is prepared to be unimportant, unwanted. He wasn’t prepared for the contrary.

The book is written with Davey’s POV. We follow his thoughts all along the book and what he thinks of Avery and his intentions. I admit that I thought that the author saw me and my thoughts each time I meet a new man. Really, this book was probably the most “real” when he comes to dating in our époque. I found a lot of me in Davey’s fears and insecurities, his question about Avery, and the sadly “he’s too good to be true”. I appreciated that. I appreciated to be able to identify myself with a character.

The book is well written, the plot and the story well-built and I couldn’t put it down until I’d finished.
I read it straight from the beginning to the end, and I enjoyed every chapter. There was no repetitiveness, no self-pitying party, just one man who wants to be loved and meet his prince charming.

I highly recommend this novella, it’s sweet, fun with a happy ending and it leaves you with a smile on your face (that’s what it did to me)
It’s 4 OptimuMMs for me.

***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***


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