Christmas is a time for peace, love, and goodwill toward mankind. Not! More like cheating exes and absentee friends. For Emmett Byrd, spending the holiday season with his old college friend Terry in San Diego is supposed to be about mending his broken heart. But when Terry deserts him at the last... show more
Christmas is a time for peace, love, and goodwill toward mankind. Not! More like cheating exes and absentee friends. For Emmett Byrd, spending the holiday season with his old college friend Terry in San Diego is supposed to be about mending his broken heart. But when Terry deserts him at the last minute, leaving Emmett alone in his condo for Christmas, it's just the icing on the cake of a crappy year full of betrayal and lost love. The only Christmas spirit this Scrooge is feeling is the alcoholic kind. Then a slightly kooky, unsophisticated farm boy named Sky knocks on the door looking for Terry, and a case of mistaken identity reawakens Emmett's hope in happily ever after.
A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2013 Advent Calendar package "Heartwarming".
Publish date: December 1st 2013
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages no: 67
Edition language: English
Emmett Byrd has just gotten out a twelve year relationship and is facing the prospect of celebrating Christmas all on his own. His friend who was supposed to offer him some comfort and keep him company after he got Emmett to fly in and visit him, has abandoned him for his on again off again boyfrien...
Rebound had the makings of a really sweet short story unfortunately it was way too short and we never really were able to embrace Emmett and help him heal. We only got a hint of how oddly wonderful Sky was. The only thing that would make this OK with me would be if there was a sequel so we could re...
It has so much potential and promise for becoming a 5 Star read…if there’s a sequel! Especially since I feel that Emmett deserves a HEA with a decent guy. That ex of his was truly scum for what he did.See the entire review at The Novel Approach: http://thenovelapproachreviews.com/2013/12/14/chris-sc...
So, we have Emmett, late 30s, nursing a broken heart after leaving his cheating ex and escaping to a friend's place halfway across the country, right before Christmas. Sucky friend has left to go canoodling with a sort of boyfriend, and Emmett is feeling rather sorry for himself, far into his cups w...
Reader's Advisory: No HEA or HFN ... Instead there is a promise of something moreI love Chris Scully's writing. Love it. She never done me wrong before -- even if her stories are all either short stories or novellas. Her stories just fit me -- in terms of plot, characters, and even those clean less ...