HEART OF THE HOLIDAYS BY PAT HENSHAW: BOOK REVIEW
Everyone hopes his road to happily ever after will be carefree and smooth, but too often hair-pin turns and detours seem to get in the way.
Having thought he was on the road to forever before, former Silicon Valley programmer Dan Lassiter is leery about pedaling down it again. His elderly companion Charlie urges him to get to know Rick Reardon whose bakery is across the street from Dan’s bicycle shop.
Under the watchful eye of Charlie, Dan and Rick take tentative steps towards each other, all the while trying to avoid potholes such as exes, homophobes, and family problems.
As summer turns to fall and then winter, they hope that the road will be smooth going from their first date and first kiss to having what Rick’s sister euphemistically calls their “sleep overs”. At each step, though, they are tripped up and wonder why there seem to be so many bumps in their road.
Maybe Dan and Rick should heed some of Charlie’s sage advice or maybe they should listen to their hearts instead of the warnings from their pasts.
This was a sweet contemporary, opposites attract Holiday Romance.
I loved how the author portrayed a sweet slowburn burn friends to lovers romance between Dan and Rick.
This book gave me all the feels with a splash of holiday cheer.
The storyline was engaging and the characters were likeable, relatable and well fleshed out.
If you like an adorable, slowburn, friends to lovers romance laced with a little holiday magic, be sure to give this one a go.
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