His Holiday Crush by Cari Z is now live!
Tis the season for unexpected packages.
Workaholic attorney Max Robertson is one meeting away from making partner at a big NYC firm when his best friend calls and guilts him into coming back home for Christmas. But there’s a reason he hasn’t been back to Edgewood for a decade–too many bad memories. The plan was to go for just one night, until a wild deer and a snow bank wrecked everything.
Former Army Sergeant Dominic “Nicky” Bell is the new guy on the Edgewood police force, so of course he drew the short straw and is stuck working the night shift. But his evening gets turned upside-down when he gets called out to a wreck in the snow–and it’s his one and only high school crush, looking even sexier than he did back then.
When they both end up stranded together at Dominic’s house, sparks start to fly and Max isn’t sure what to do. But everyone deserves a present this holiday season, right?
Cari Z. is a Colorado girl who loves snow and sunshine. She writes award-winning LGBTQ fiction featuring aliens, supervillains, soothsayers, and even normal people sometimes. His Holiday Crush is her first book with Entangled.
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His Holiday Crush was a short sweet holiday mm romance by author Cari Z. Max is a workaholic and the last thing he wants to do is go back to visit his hometown after ten years but his best friend Hal needs him. Hal’s daughters excitement over his visit seals the deal. When he hits down he also almost hits a deer and definitely hits a snow bank. The officer that comes to his rescue his Dominic. Dominic is Hals younger brother, who always crushed on Max, and who Max completely doesn’t recognize. Max feels an instant pull towards him and when he discovers who he is, that doesn’t lesson. After a few days of spending time together and a snowed in night they know they fit. However, Max’s life is back in New York and Dominic is rooted in Edgewood, so where does that leave them.
I really enjoyed Max and Dominic’s relationship. I loved how Max took charge in the bedroom and showed Max that intimacy between men could be so much more than a quick lay. I loved how he anticipated Dominic’s needs in and out of the bedroom and was able to soothe Dominic’s panic attack. Dominic was precious and it broke my heart whenever his PTSD struck. Max and Dominic were both adorable with their interactions with Hal’s daughter’s who were the cutest.
I think His Holiday Crush could have benefited from being much longer. A good 100 pages more could have turned it into a sturdy romance and less of an “insta love” deal. I know they grew up together but before now it’s implied that Max never looked at Dominic in any other way than him being Hal’s younger brother. Then all of a sudden he’s ‘the one’ after spending a week together. I would have believed the insta love aspect if they were meeting for the first time and hadn’t literally grown up together. I also didn’t enjoy the big “conflict” at the end and thought Dominics reaction was over the top and uncalled for.
The word that keeps popping to mind while thinking of this book was charming. It’s filled with winter fun, snowy walks, snowman building, snowflake pancakes and Christmas morning and don’t forget some mishaps including a fall or two and a few nosy raccoons.