Sequel to Bowl Full of Cherries
Last Christmas, Tyler Lang accidentally accepted David Griffith’s invitation for dinner. Yes, it was an accident. See, hipster (don’t call him that!) Tyler doesn’t date guys, and even if he did, he certainly doesn’t date jocks. A rude and hasty exit right when the date was getting good left things awkward between them.
David Griffith isn’t really a jock. Well, he’s a former athlete who loves sports, but “jock” has a certain connotation that doesn’t quite fit the intelligent, hardworking store owner. A jock wouldn’t have given Tyler Lang the time of day. But even after that little, ahem, stunt with the fire escape, David can’t stop thinking about the hipster a year later. Which would be fine if fate didn’t keep butting her nose into their business, making it impossible for the jock and the hipster to avoid each other this Christmas.
A hilarious holiday romp, set to the music of the Winter Sounds.
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This was an enjoyable sequel to Bowl Full of Cherries, focusing on Tyler, Rell's hipster twin brother. Previous to Bowl Full of Cherries, David had asked Tyler out on a date that had ended with Tyler freaking out and leaving via the fire escape. Fast forward a year, and Tyler's life is now filled with Rell and Crowley living in the apartment with him and fate jumping in to insure that David keeps popping up unexpectedly in his life. David is a gem. He is kind, understanding, and oh so patient. He has never lost that attraction to the person he knows is underneath all that hipster snark Tyler puts out into the world. He doesn't give up, and Tyler can't help but be drawn to him. Tyler mellows in this book, losing some of his pretentiousness that rubbed me the wrong way in Bowl Full of Cherries. And we have more Crowley and Rell, too, getting some chapters from their POV. A very enjoyable read.
4.5 weirdly awesome stars ---- The best way I can sum up this holiday read is quirky. There were times I thought it clung too much to the clichés it was making light of (holidays and hipsters mainly), but then I found myself smiling and laughing. A lot. There were times I found the pacing awkward or the characters one dimensional, but then realized it was hard to put the book down for long. Looking back I have 21 quotes highlighted, and those were just my very favorites. The dialogue was often rapid fire and fun, keeping the story on track and me invested. I liked all the characters, the main and secondary characters were all a tad eccentric and occasionally over the top, but they made it entertaining. While the main characters did develop, it just wasn't a deep sort of book. The outings, road trips, and odd scenarios added to the fun and lightness. The romance(s) were honest and sweet with some sexy dollops on top. Clearly, even though I had a few issues with the mechanics, I immensely enjoyed this read. The 12 Days of Hipster is technically the second in the series, and while we catch up with the couple featured in the first book, it works perfectly as a standalone. In fact, I'll likely go back now and read that book if I get a chance before the holidays end. I'll definitely read more from this author, and will be reading this book again next Christmas. If you want some levity and happiness this holiday season and love to laugh, I recommend picking up this book. *ARC Provided by Dreamspinner Press. Honest review done for Alpha Book Club without influence from publisher or author.*