Rebound Remedy

Rebound Remedy

by Christine d'Abo

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Overview

The last thing Cole expects to get for the holidays is dumped. But there he is, in the airport on his way to Banff for a romantic getaway, helplessly watching as his boyfriend's ex declares undying love, proposes-and is accepted. With a few weeks to go until Christmas, Cole's mood dives from jolly to jaded. But instead of sitting at home alone and feeling sorry for himself, he goes to his favorite bar, McGregor's, for a pint and some company.

The moment Owen McGregor sets eyes on Cole, he knows there's something wrong. So he takes it upon himself to ensure that Cole has a happy holiday: twelve outings for the twelve days before Christmas. Even if he can't quite think up twelve activities that don't involve getting the forlorn hunk into his bed.

With each outing they take together, Cole realizes that the love he thought he'd shared with his ex was less than perfect. And that Owen might prove to be more than just his rebound remedy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626493544
Publisher: Riptide Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 11/06/2015
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.34(d)

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Rebound Remedy 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
MaraJ73 More than 1 year ago
Another great story by a new author, for me at least. Some might find the insta-connection between Cole and Owen a little unbelievable but once again it is fiction, but those kind of immediate bonds to happen in all forms, friendship, lovers, kindred spirits. As for Owen and the health issues his father is dealing with really drew me in because my grandmother went through memory issues and my mother has some gaps that she don't remember from when she was in the hospital, it isn't the same but it made me connect to the character. That alone makes this an amazing story because when an author can create that kind of compassion between characters and the reader, you know you have something special in your hands.
Nolabooklver71 More than 1 year ago
*ARC provided by author/publisher via Divine Magazine in exchange for an honest review* Cole has the holidays all planned out. Take his boyfriend, Steve on a romantic getaway. What he didn't expect was for Steve's ex, Adam to show up at the airport and beg for Steve to comeback to him, or for Steve to abandon him at the airport for Adam. Cole leaves the airport and heads to his local bar and starts talking to the bartender/bar owner, Owen. They have seen one another in the past, and when Cole tells him about the break-up, Owen decides to come up with a plan to distract him and keep his mind off Steve. He plans some fun filled activities for them to do. Cole agrees to the plan, but neither planned to fall for the other. I LOVED this book. There was nothing I didn't love about it. I adored both Owen and Cole. They were both lovable characters. They had so much in common and just clicked. Some characters you read about just fit from the first scene together. Owen and Cole were one of those couples. The chemistry was amazing. The sexual tension palpable. The sex was hot. This book was a sweet, funny and sexy holiday read. It was well written and flowed well. It's the perfect book to snuggle up with under the covers. This book left me wanting more, in a good way. This is my first book by this author, and she left me impressed. Highly recommended!!
ravenwolf_EPTX More than 1 year ago
Medium length Holiday Novella. Likable Story and Characters. ⭐ ⭐ Provided by Netgalley in Exchange for an Honest Review ⭐ ⭐ Judging a Book by it's Cover: Cozy pair of males, lounging fully clothed Holiday graphics overlayed. Looking Deeper: Third-person narrative with a dual-angle perspective. Holiday novella: 150 - 200 pages. Do nice guys always finish last? Cole planned a wonderful holiday vacation for him and his boyfriend only to be left - dumped - at the airport when said boyfriend's ex shows up with a dramatic apology and marriage proposal. Now Cole is alone for the holidays in an apartment that holds no holiday joy. Enter Owen, local pub owner. He's seen Cole come into his pub on many occasions, seen Cole's unwavering and selflessly kind spirit. Now he sees a broken-hearted man and, for some reason, is compelled to "fix" him. Both lead males are great characters with plenty of positive attributes. There are minimal secondary characters. While the compatibility is obvious from the start, the chemistry is a slow and natural progression. Neither man is in a place to rush things and they are smart enough to enter into the friendship with open eyes. The dialogue and interactions are mostly believable. The plot is good and the flow is great. There are a few small conflicts along the way, but they are resolved in a timely manner. Predictability is low. The conclusion was not as satisfying as I'd hoped, it felt unfinished and rushed... too abrupt. I'd have liked to have seen an Epilogue that detailed Owen's father's prognosis as well as the guys meeting each others' families down the road. Overall, not bad. I just was not a huge fan of it ending like it did. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rating: 4.25 [R] ~ Score: 4.1 ~ Stars: 4 -------------------------------------------------------------------------