Max moved away from his family to be with Michael, and his family never got over it. Now, for the first time in almost a decade, he�s going to return to London for the Christmas celebrations. He�s confident his family will welcome Michael with open, loving arms. At least that's what he tells himself.
Michael doesn't have his head buried in the sand. He knows he has a lot to prove this Christmas, and he�s not sure if he�s up to the task. All these years and he�d never considered having to spend a holiday with Max�s family. Now that it�s happening he�s not scared to admit it�he�s terrified.
A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2014 Advent Calendar package "Celebrate!".
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Meg Harding’s novella, Quite a Spectacle, is a frothy, tasty confection. Max and Michael have lived eight years together in Toronto. During that time Max Stewart hasn’t spent a Christmas with his family in London. Michael is the successful owner of an art gallery in Toronto. Max is a doctor, but he works at a low-paying job in the morgue. Although Michael insists that Max’s family hate him, he has nevertheless agreed to spend this Christmas with the Stewarts in England. Michael even slogs through dreadful winter weather with Max to do it. And Max’s mother and father—both successful London lawyers—are initially abrupt with Michael. Their previous visits with him had ended badly, due to his displays of incompetence in their presence. When Max’s father goes so far as to suggest that Michael keeps his impracticable gallery open with Max’s money, Michael decides he’s had enough and talks back. I’ll go no further with the plot than to say this reader admired the Michael and Max characters and enjoyed reading their story.
Sweet, fluffy, holiday goodness. It's a quick and delightful read.