Review Tour – Jingle Spell by Chris Ethan

A big welcome today to Chris Ethan as part of his review tour with Signal Boost Promotions for Jingle Spell from Dream Trek Imprint.

Review

Jingle Spell is a sweet Christmas story. At first Davey comes across as shallow but as the story progressed and I got to know him I changed my mind. I love when that happens. Christmas can be a lonely time of year, especially for those not in relationships, and I thought the author captured the feelings of bitterness that often accompany that aloneness perfectly. Avery’s a nice guy, and I enjoyed seeing the two men’s relationship grow, although realistically they were both second guessing themselves. After failed relationships on both sides, it was understandable that they would, which I appreciated. I liked the way they took the time to become friends instead of just jumping into bed first.

The supporting cast were more stereotypical, but given the length of the story, and the fact that they were seen through Davey’s perspective, I think that was a reflection of his mood rather than a true representation of who they were.

One highlight for me, followed by an ‘aww’ moment was Davey’s description of the picture frames he makes as “keepers of memories.” I hope these guys have a long happy future together making memories to fill Davey’s frames.

I’d recommend Jingle Spell to readers who enjoy a sweet Christmas romance story, and men who take the time to become friends before they become lovers. 4 out of 5 stars.

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Length: 119 pages

Cover Design: Ethereal Ealain

Blurb

It’s the most horrible time of the year.


Smooches under mistletoes and tacky reindeer decorations. 

Newly single, Davey has had enough of wasting his love and having his heart broken. Better to be single, he decides. No more dates. No more falling in love. No more dreaming of happy ever afters. 

Those are for movies.

He’s resolute.

And then Avery steps into his life, bringing care, compassion, and tenderness in his path.
Davey’s so tempted to hope again. But can an online date and a brief encounter turn into anything other than an ephemeral sexual encounter?

Is there a future for them? Will Avery stay? And most importantly, can Davey bear to offer up his heart to the season’s love—just one more time?

A sweet romance by Chris Ethan, author of The Guy With The Suitcase.
November 22 – RAM PA Group, Valerie Ullmer
Author Bio



Chris Ethan is a book whore. He enjoys selling his feelings for money and other pleasures and is blatantly unashamed to do so for as long as he breathes. Chris Ethan is also a persona for Rhys Ethan, author of fantasy and sci-fi. He uses Chris Ethan to share stories of adult queer romance with those who need it. Before you delve into his books however, be warned. He likes putting his characters through shitstorms and hates anything conventional. But then there’s that darned happy-ever-after. Also, he likes swearing. Deal with it!


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About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with a cat with “tortitude” who is convinced that the house is run to suit her; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date, it appears as though Kaylee may be winning. In 2008, Anne completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher, a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra. She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth. She also hosts and reviews for other authors, and writes monthly blog posts for Love Bytes. She is the co-founder of the New Zealand Rainbow Romance writers, and a member of RWNZ. Anne’s books have received honorable mentions five times, reached the finals four times—one of which was for best gay book—and been a runner up in the Rainbow Awards. She has also been nominated twice in the Goodreads M/M Romance Reader’s Choice Awards—once for Best Fantasy and once for Best Historical. Anne can be found at https://annebarwell.wordpress.com
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