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Title: Wrapped Up In You by Lucy Whedon
Genre: M/M Romance, Contemporary
Published December 1st 2013 by Dreamspinner Press
Length: 33 pages
Rating: 4 Stars
Review Copy Provided by Publisher
Friends of Norris Mason and Danny Falk said their relationship was guaranteed to last. But lack of communication and individual insecurities broke them apart, and their love affair ended with Danny seeking employment in Japan. Now it's two years later, Danny is back in town, Norris hasn't let go of his love for Danny, and their friends are determined to see them happy again—together. A bit of Christmas matchmaking may encourage a new start for Norris and Danny… if they're willing to take a chance.
A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2013 Advent Calendar package "Heartwarming".
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This is a very nice, heart warming short story about reconciling lovers at a Christmas party with their close friends.
Norris and Danny's friends are endearing in their way of helping these two forlorn lovers reunite. They set up several chances for Norris and Danny to talk and reconcile. But Norris is too stubborn, afraid, and hurting after Danny left him. Even though Norris was the one who told Danny to get out, he didn't mean it and still regretted saying it. Now Danny is back from Japan and plans to work close to Norris, Norris doesn't know how to handle his own feelings. He rejects Danny twice and Danny is about ready to give up. Their friends, however, want to try one more time to bring them back together.
I like that Norris is so conscience of Danny's presence but is afraid of getting burned again and keeps rejecting Danny's advances. It's clear that both of them have communicating issues but the passion between them is still burning even after two years of separation.
Even though there are too much detail about their friends and too many characters all have some role in the story, the story is very cohesive and engaging. The ending is heartwarming and leaves a very hopeful feeling for the future of these two lovers. Overall, this is a very enjoyable short story that's perfect for the Christmas holiday.
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