Review: 'Tis the Season by Alex Jane

Aaron has spent the past ten months alone. When he meets a sad, yet strangely familiar man on a cold Halloween night, he impulsively invites him home. But the intimate connection they share lasts only until morning. Aaron wakes up alone—wracked with guilt and devastated to have lost his chance.

Or so he thinks.

Thanksgiving brings Aaron another shot at happiness, but letting go of an old love and accepting a new one isn’t as easy as everyone keeps telling him. And by the time Christmas Eve rolls around, it becomes clear that Aaron’s not the only one struggling to let himself love again.

Christmas miracles are all well and good, but it’s going to take more than the Holiday Spirit for Aaron to get his happy ever after.

A story of grief, sadness, and letting it go; and finding love when you least expect it. 

'Tis the Season is a heartwarming holiday story about letting go of grief and moving forward.

Aaron and Dylan meet on Halloween when Aaron found Dylan standing alone on a bridge. They spent Halloween night together, only to part ways in the morning. They had another chance meeting at Thanksgiving and, since it's obvious Aaron is planning on spending the day alone, Dylan invited him to dinner with his family.

I loved the Thanksgiving dinner. Dylan's family was open and loving. Even though the story was told form Aaron's POV, there were some good revelations about Dylan through this dinner with his family. I think it really added depth to Dylan's character.

Then the story moved forward to Christmas. Through this time the guys were trying to figure out who they were together. They've both experienced heartbreak and aren't sure if they're ready for more. For being such a short romance, there was a lot of depth to these characters. I really felt for Aaron and his personal grief. I loved Dylan. He's such a great guy and so understanding. He wasn't ever pushy and let Aaron do what he needed to do in order to move on.

Because there was some depth, I wish the story was longer. I wanted just a little more from these characters. I felt like there was just enough to get me to love them, but not enough to feel completely satisfied. 

At less than 100 pages, 'Tis the Season is highly recommended for a quick read that's loving and sweet.

A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

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