Review: The Mistletoe Effect

The Mistletoe Effect - Cate Ashwood

Such a cute Christmas story with no angst whatsoever.

Danny is driving to Las Vegas to get a job, when his car breaks down. He hasn’t slept or eaten in days, so when he accidentally finds out the door to the little town’s bakery is open, he sneaks in. After he eats some cookies he falls asleep on the couch.

This is how Merrick, the owner of the bakery, finds him the next day. Merrick sees a young man in desperate need of a break, so he offers him a place to stay and a job.

The two become fast friends, and it’s not long before the sexual tension is getting to be too much for them…

These guys were adorable. I especially liked Danny. He felt young and carefree, despite his hard life.

I did notice that some things didn’t quite add up in this story. Like how Danny hasn’t eaten in several days, except for the cookies he found, but can immediately work the entire day without fainting. Or when he goes home to Merrick’s but doesn’t bring a bag. Clothes are not mentioned at all in this. I kind of like those little details, they make a book real.

But other than that, this was a lovely feel-good holiday read.