A Holiday to Remember 2017
Publisher: Mischief Corner Books
Sub-Genre: Contemporary, Holiday
Mel finally gets to go home for Christmas. In his absence, his hometown has changed, and Carlos, his best friend’s little brother, is all grown up and interested in a relationship. But Carlos has his work cut out for him since Mel’s having trouble seeing past the little brother part and his big brother, Aldo’s determined to keep them apart.
But to Love More is a sweet story about two men who reconnect and whose friendship blossoms into love. It’s low on angst, and I loved the feeling of family throughout the story. Even Aldo, who is determined to keep them apart, is only acting out of love for his brother and friend, and because he cares. I liked Mel’s realisation that what he has with Carlos is what he’s been missing in previous relationships and the focus on the importance of friendship and feeling comfortable within a relationship. I especially loved the sense of community in this story, and the final scene especially left me with a lovely fuzzy feeling. The characters are well drawn and easy to like, and I loved Carlos’ grandmother and how she steps in at the end of the story.
Although this story is set around Christmas, I think it’s one that will be enjoyed at any time of year. I’d recommend it to readers who enjoy a sweet romance with likeable characters that is low on angst and has a wonderful sense of family and community. 5 out of 5 stars.