Author Name: Annabelle Jacobs
Book Name: Magic & Mistletoe
Release Date: November 30, 2015
Christmas is Harry’s favourite time of the year, but it looks like he’ll be spending it alone. When it comes to the men he fancies, his luck is non-existent. Harry’s nerves always get the better of him—especially when he tries to talk to Andrew, the hot guy downstairs.
Everything changes when Harry meets a mysterious girl in the woods who professes to be a witch. He dismisses her claims, but when odd things start happening to him, he has to reconsider.
Andrew was attracted to Harry from the start, but their awkward encounters put him off. All goes well until Harry opens his mouth—and ruins it with his stupidity and silly comments. When Harry suddenly becomes more relaxed and they have a proper conversation, Andrew realises his first impression was wrong. As the days count down to December 25, they get swept up in the Christmas spirit and their relationship moves faster than either expected.
A little winter magic might have been the push they needed, but Harry worries that when it wears off, he’ll no longer be the man Andrew wants.
Pages or Words: 40,000 words
Categories: Contemporary, Humor, M/M Romance
Now I have to admit that at first I was a bit confused, the storyline kinda just started, but as I read more, it all made sense – and we can blame Harry for that! We were reading through Harry’s confusion, he didn’t know if it was reality or a dream?
The trouble with Harry is his shyness, he never seems to say the right thing, especially with his neighbour Andrew. He really does want to make an impression, but somehow or other, he always ends up saying the wrong thing and then instead of impressing Andrew, he looks like an idiot and extremely stupid. Harry should be used to this by now, because it happens every time he is interested in someone and it’s becoming a real big problem for him.
But of course this is a Christmas romance and with a little help from a witch and his friends, and with Christmas being a magical part of the year, maybe things can be different? maybe something good could happen at long last?
Andrew is definitely attracted to Harry, more so if he didn’t open his mouth! Because whenever Harry said something, it was either inappropriate or stupid and he is now convinced that Harry is a twat! Andrew is looking for someone to build a relationship, he is not interested in one night stands or casual hook-ups, he wants more but unfortunately it would seem that Harry is not the right person for that.
Now I don’t want to do any more spoilers, this is a fairly short novel and anything I add will spoil your enjoyment, I suggest that you read it yourselves, it’s really sweet, no angst (thank goodness, I really didn’t want angst to spoil this lovely holiday read) and it’s absolutely perfect if you are looking for that little bit of magic!
I’ve already mentioned the length of the story, but I have to say that the author did really well in building her characters, they were endearing and very credible.
I love how Annabelle Jacob’s writes, she never ever disappoints and I look forward to reading her future books.
5* kissing under the mistletoe stars from me.
Harry didn’t need to look behind him to have his suspicions confirmed. The smug expression on Jason’s face said it all. “I hate you,” he whispered.
Jason kicked his shin. “Sit up, smile, and look happy to see him.”
Two minutes later, Andrew was pulling up a chair and setting his drink on the table.
Harry looked at the red takeaway cup topped with a mountain of whipped cream, and grinned. Instead of blurting out the first thing that came to mind—“Are you really gonna drink that?”—because God only knew what would happen this time to make him stop, Harry paused and took a sip of his coffee.
Andrew darted a glance between Harry and Jason, beginning to look uncomfortable, as though he thought he’d interrupted them.
Harry took a deep breath, then gestured at Andrew’s cup. “Is that one of the Christmas specials?” That wasn’t so hard, was it?
He relaxed a little as Andrew smiled at him and settled back in his chair.
“Yeah, it’s the gingerbread latte. I don’t normally indulge, but it’s bloody freezing out there today, and I fancied something delicious and bad for me.” His gaze caught Harry’s and lingered.
A flare of warmth filled Harry’s chest. This was flirting, right? It wasn’t his imagination.
Then Jason opened his big mouth and ruined the moment, saying, “Yeah, I think Kyle has that effect on a lot of people.”
Harry choked on his mouthful of coffee, just managing to swallow it instead of spraying it over the table. He glared daggers at Jason, who feigned innocence.
Andrew glanced over at the counter, then back at Jason, and laughed, his eyes crinkling at the edges. Harry bit his lip in frustration. Why couldn’t he get Andrew to laugh like that?
“Yeah,” Andrew said, “He’s not bad to look at.” Then his gaze slid back to Harry and his smile softened. “Not my type, though.”
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Meet the author:
Annabelle Jacobs lives in the South West of England with her three rowdy children, and two cats.
An avid reader of fantasy herself for many years, Annabelle now spends her days writing her own stories. They’re usually either fantasy or paranormal fiction, because she loves building worlds filled with magical creatures, and creating stories full of action and adventure. Her characters may have a tough time of it—fighting enemies and adversity—but they always find love in the end.
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Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Annabelle-Jacobs-Fiction/458768424158896
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27427990-magic-mistletoe
Publisher: Annabelle Jacobs
Cover Artist: Natasha Snow
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