{Review} Rebound Remedy by Christine d’Abo

{Review} Rebound Remedy by Christine d’AboRebound Remedy by Christine d'Abo
Published by Riptide Publishing on November 9, 2015
Genres: Christmas, Contemporary Romance, M/M Romance
Pages: 155
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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.

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Erin: Rebound Remedy is my favorite kind of holiday read: light, sweet, and very low angst. I am a fan of slow-burn romances as well as friends to lovers so this book ticked a lot of what I look for in a book. The blub totally drew me in, not to mention that pretty fabulous cover! Getting dumped right before Christmas sucks but THEN to add insult to injury, you witness your ex being proposed to in the airport in front of oodles of strangers? Well, it’s no wonder poor Cole goes to drown his sorrows in the bottom of an empty pint glass in his favorite bar. Enter the sexy and confident Owen, bartender extraordinaire to get Cole into the holiday spirit.

I liked these two together. They were fun and sweet and sexy. There’s a ton of chemistry between Cole and Owen and the sexual tension just made it even better and hotter. I am NOT a fan of grown men having multiple communication factors that lead to unnecessary drama and wish this over used plot device wasn’t present here. That said, the writing was really good and some of the descriptions very lovely and helped set the mood of the season. The ending was a tad rushed due to the shortness of the book, but it wasn’t too much of an issue. In the end, I really enjoyed this book and it sure did give me all those warm, fluffy feelings a good holiday story is supposed to leave you with.

Erin

Erin is a book addict! She loves books of all kinds, but her favorites are Contemporary Romance or YA (and she reads both boy/boy AND boy/girl, sometimes even girl/girl!) She's been reading since she could hold a book in her hands and doesn't see that changing any time soon. Give her a Coke, kick ass tunes from her favorite playlists, and a book, and she's in reading heaven.

She's a Texan, though she drinks her tea plain and NOT sweet. She loves cheesecake, strawberry limeade's from Sonic and her favorite color is purple. In her books, she loves an HEA, but she never minds if the road is rough to get there, as long as the reward is worth the struggle.

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