Release Day Review: Glass Tidings by Amy Jo Cousins

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Eddie Rodrigues doesn’t stay in one place long enough to get attached. The only time he broke that rule, things went south fast. Now he’s on the road again, with barely enough cash in his pocket to hop a bus south after his (sort-of-stolen) car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, Midwest, USA.

He’s fine. He’ll manage. Until he watches that girl get hit by a car and left to die.

Local shop owner Grayson Croft isn’t in the habit of doing people any favors. But even a recluse can’t avoid everyone in a town as small as Clear Lake. And when the cop who played Juliet to your Romeo in the high school play asks you to put up her key witness for the night, you say yes.

Now Gray’s got a grouchy glass artist stomping around his big, empty house, and it turns out that he . . . maybe . . . kind of . . . likes the company.

But Eddie Rodrigues never sticks around.

Unless a Christmas shop owner who hates the season can show an orphan what it means to have family for the holidays.

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* I got an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

I love Christmas stories. I read them all year round, but there’s something truly special about reading them while the day is cold and rainy – or snowy with a bit of luck – outside.

Glass Tidings is one of those Christmas stories that made me want to own a fireplace so I could lounge in front of it while reading. But it was also one of the stories that surrounded me with warmth even without the fire burning.

Eddie and Grayson were great characters, and I was able to relate to them both. Eddie was restless, and appeared to be really sure of himself, but he was also insecure, deep down. And Gray fancied himself a hermit, but hadn’t realised how much he missed company until Eddie was thrown into his life. I loved how both of them grew as their relationship developed.

And speaking of their relationship, that was a thing of beauty. It was slow at first, but I just adored how they went from strangers to friends to something more. They were very different people, but fit together nicely. I rooted for them from the start. Amy Jo’s writings really brought these characters and their relationship to life.

If you’re in the mood for a warm Christmas story, I recommend you pick this one up; it’s a winner.

Genre: Contemporary Orientation: Gay Pairing: M/M Publisher: Riptide Publishing Review Tag: Holidays

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