Saturday, December 5, 2015

eARC Review: A Home For the Holidays by Joe Cosentino

A Home for the Holidays
Published December 2nd 2015 by Dreamspinner Press

Bobby McGrath’s Christmas trip to the beautiful Italian island of Capri to meet his eccentric extended family offers stunning views—none more stunning than his third cousin, Paolo Mascobello, a real stocking stuffer. As the two young men embark on a relationship, Bobby, a driven law student, learns to relax and bask under the old Italian moon, and Paolo realizes there’s more to life than a frolic on the beach. For the two to find everlasting amore, Paulo must overcome his fear of commitment and learn to follow his dreams, and Bobby must get his wish for happily ever after.

Review by: multitaskingmomma
My Rating: 4 of 4 Stars
(Based on Short&Light Read Category)

A Home for the Holidays is a Christmas story set in Capri. Bobby is too focused on his studies and his family fears his burn out. Their solution? Send him off to Capri and in the process, get to know his Italian relatives and forget, for once, that he is studying for the Boards. He goes and meets a family whose arms open wide and dump on him a fantastic choice of Italian cuisine and cousin Paulo.

Paulo comes out as a happy-go-lucky guy who flits from one lover to the next. He is assigned to bring Bobby around Capri, see the sights and experience the night life. Well he does, but then...

Yes, they are cousins but the nearest I could figure it out, they are third cousins—no idea how many times removed. The two young men fall in love amidst the beauty of a foreign country. As the story unfolds, a bit too fast at times, I got glimpses of movies like Three Coins In The Fountain and Roman Holiday. All set in Rome, yes. Their stories of romance fast unfolding, yes. The overall feel? Very romantic.

This is a short holiday read and it leaves one with smiles of how two men find their love in such a short time in a beautiful setting.

Note: eARC provided for by author for an honest review.

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