Monday, November 9, 2015

Rebound Remedy by Christine D'Abo

Title: Rebound Remedy
Author: Christine D'Abo
My Rating: B+

Genre: Contemporary Romance (m/m)
Series: -
Main Characters: Cole and Owen
Release Date: November 2015
Publisher:  Riptide Publishing 
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
The last thing Cole expects to get for the holidays is dumped. But there he is, in the airport on his way to Banff for a romantic getaway, helplessly watching as his boyfriend’s ex declares undying love, proposes—and is accepted. With a few weeks to go until Christmas, Cole’s mood dives from jolly to jaded. But instead of sitting at home alone and feeling sorry for himself, he goes to his favorite bar, McGregor’s, for a pint and some company. 

The moment Owen McGregor sets eyes on Cole, he knows there’s something wrong. So he takes it upon himself to ensure that Cole has a happy holiday: twelve outings for the twelve days before Christmas. Even if he can’t quite think up twelve activities that don’t involve getting the forlorn hunk into his bed. 

With each outing they take together, Cole realizes that the love he thought he’d shared with his ex was less than perfect. And that Owen might prove to be more than just his rebound remedy.

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Twenty percent of the proceeds from this title will be donated to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) National Help Center.

My Review:
I enjoyed this story. It's a sweet, romantic, holiday romance with a touch of emotion with everything that these characters are going through. And both these guys are going through a lot.

For Cole, he was in the process of going on a romantic vacation with his boyfriend when he got dumped at the airport. The problem...he met his boyfriend when he was on the rebound. Their relationship was never given a real chance because his boyfriend wasn't over the ex.

So when things start up with Owen, Cole knows he's on the rebound. None of this is real or lasting. Cole is the one who's most visible vulnerable in this story. But Owen is dealing with a lot too. He has taken over his father's bar when his father fell into ill health. The issue is his dad never wanted to give up running the bar.

Owen is such a good guy. He literally sees Cole upset and wants to fix things for him. That's what he does...he steps up and takes care of the people around him. I loved that about him. 

But I also love the undeniable chemistry and passion between these two men. They both agree that Cole isn't in a place to do anything besides be friends, but they just can't help themselves. 

I truly just enjoyed reading this book. I loved the set-up with the bar setting and the issues with Owen's father. It all just really worked for me. Once I started, I didn't want to set it down. It's a happy book, even with the angsty-sad undertones. I enjoyed it... a LOT! I definitely recommend it.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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