Saturday, December 26, 2015

ARC Review: Devin December by Kate McMurray


Blurb:
A freak blizzard strands flight attendant Andy Weston at LaGuardia Airport on Thanksgiving. Tabloid reports about Hollywood It couple, Devin Delaney and Cristina Marino, breaking up in spectacular fashion keep Andy sane. And then Devin Delaney himself turns up at the gate Andy is working. Against all odds—and because there’s nothing else to do—Andy and Devin begin to talk, immediately connect, and, after Devin confesses the real reason he broke up with Cristina, have a magical night together snowed in at the airport. But the magic ends when Devin boards his flight home the next morning, and Andy assumes it’s over.

Then Devin turns up on his doorstep. Andy is game for a clandestine affair at first—who could turn down one of the hottest men on the planet? But he soon grows tired of being shoved in Devin’s closet. As Christmas approaches, it’s clear that this will never work unless Devin is willing to make some big changes. Devin has a holiday surprise in store—but will it be enough?


Dani's rating:




Hollywood stars don't make the best MCs, but Devin Delaney is not your typical big name actor. He's nice and down to earth. Devin loves acting, and he likes fame too, but being famous has its price.

Having just broken up with his girlfriend *cough, beard, cough* of three years, Devin is stranded at LaGuardia airport the day before Thanksgiving. This is how he meets Andy, the short, feminine gate/flight attendant with the floppy hair and big heart.

Andy and Devin become fast friends and lovers; the attraction between them simmers and overflows. Devin pursues Andy, but Andy doesn't want to get hurt. He's already falling hard and fast for the beautiful, closeted Devin.

The story is told from Andy's first-person POV, but I would have preferred a dual POV. Devin has an epiphany of sorts after he meets Andy, and I wanted to see what was going on in his head.

Devin December, as the title suggests, takes place in December, and it has a definite holiday fairy tale vibe: ordinary boy meets his prince.

This is a low-angst, quiet story. The men actually talk things through and listen to one another. Devin accepts Andy for who he is, messy apartment and all, and Andy sees the real Devin, a guy who likes Thai food and Christmas trees, not just Devin Delaney the famous actor.



I would have liked more steam and a longer ending; we get a tentative HEA, but the book ends rather abruptly.



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