Title: Blame It On the Mistletoe
Author: Eli Easton
My Rating: A
Genre: Contemporary Romance (m/m)
Main Characters: Fielding and Mick
Release Date: November 2013
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Sexual Intensity: hot
Story Overview:A Christmas novella
When physics grad student Fielding Monroe and skirt-chaser and football player Mick Colman become college housemates, they’re both in for a whole new education. Mick looks out for the absent-minded genius, and he helps Fielding clean up his appearance and discover all the silly pleasures his strict upbringing as a child prodigy denied him. They become best friends.
It’s all well and good until they run into a cheerleader who calls Mick the ‘best kisser on campus.’ Fielding has never been kissed, and he decides Mick and only Mick can teach him how it’s done. After all, the physics department’s Christmas party is coming up with its dreaded mistletoe. Fielding wants to impress his peers and look cool for once in his life. The thing about Fielding is, once he locks onto an idea, it’s almost impossible to get him to change his mind. And he just doesn't understand why his straight best friend would have a problem providing a little demonstration.
Mick knows kissing is a dangerous game. If he gives in, it would take a miracle for the thing not to turn into a disaster. Then again, if the kissing lessons get out of hand they can always blame it on the mistletoe.
What a sweet, fun little Christmas novella. I loved every moment of reading it!
Fielding is a lot awkward. At 19, he's in the Physics grad program and moving away from home for the first time. He's brilliant mentally, but socially he needs some help. Mick is just the opposite. He's spent the last two years of college partying hard as part of the football team and getting laid. But now he wants to refocus on his school which is going to kick his butt if he doesn't buckle down this semester. Fielding is the perfect roommate for that.
They quickly become friends and Mick quickly takes Fielding under his wing to teach him all that he's missed out on life so far. When Fielding hears how good of a kisser Mick supposedly is, he thinks that Mick should step up and help him here too. Fielding doesn't understand why it's such a big deal. For Mick, it's a big deal because it stirs up feelings about Fielding that he just isn't comfortable confronting yet. Besides, they're friends and he sure doesn't want to screw that up by being Fielding's first kiss...something that should mean something...at least for the memories.
Like I said, this book is fun. Fielding is the ultimate nerd, especially at first, but Mick has been helping him out, working him out and suddenly Fielding is getting a lot hotter. These guys are friends and that's an unlikely thing at first since they have so little in common, but they bond pretty quickly. Then when things step up, they get hot pretty quickly. I liked how the heat factor immediately exploded when the two kissed. It wasn't a slow build-up...it was spontaneous combustion.
It was a good book. Perfect for the holidays because it was short and sweet and romantic and filled with little mistletoe moments...which provide just the perfect excuse.