All I Want

von Stella Starling 
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Unnecessarily verbose, stock characters, stereotypical plot with logic flaws

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“All I want for Christmas is someone to love.”

Shy retail clerk Elliott Gaffney’s Christmas wish isn’t something Santa can grant him, but that doesn’t stop it from being his favorite time of year. Especially since he gets to work at Chicago’s prestigious Ashby’s department store in “the North Pole,” doing his part to make the magic of Christmas come alive for others.

All Bennett “Ash” Ashby wants for Christmas is to forget about it. Unfortunately, his father is forcing him to pay penance for the media frenzy caused by his latest public sex scandal. The Ashby heir, working as a lowly department store Santa? Only the fact that no one will know it’s really him can save Ash the embarrassment of being stuck in a fat suit instead of partying with his friends.

But when Elliott catches Ash’s eye, Christmas starts to look a whole lot brighter. And even though Elliott would never have the guts to say yes if he knew who Ash really was, falling for “Ben,” the new Santa, is another story all together…

All I Want is a standalone gay romance novel of approximately 80,000 words that contains everything good about Christmas, two men who deserve love, and a Happily Ever After ending with and no pesky cliffhangers. Enjoy!


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Umfang:356 Seiten
Verlag:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

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    Sakukos avatar
    Sakukovor 9 Monaten
    Kurzmeinung: Unnecessarily verbose, stock characters, stereotypical plot with logic flaws
    Too much jabbering on.

    Department store heir and playboy Ben Ashby has been in the wrong kind of scandal. His father is furious and makes him do a stint as a lowly store Santa Claus for the holidays. But then Ben meets the retail clerk Elliot, who may be not his usual type, but he finds his shyness, naivety and believe in Christmas captivating anyway.

    I feel I shouldn't have bothered to finish the book. I actually skimmed most of the last half.
    It's just written so verbose, everything is detailed to death, all thought processes laid out in full, it's just too much useless information that doesn't do anything for the plot or the romance.

    Also, the plot is really stereotypical and I felt not much was done to make it something more. Ben is shown as this careless, callous playboy, but pretty much immediately upon meeting Elliot he's a changed man. There's no struggle or anything, no trying to make it feel more realistic or believable.

    It has a bit of a fairy tale feel, as everyone is either entirely black or white, Ben's father is beyond unacceptable his friends suck and I thought it was all painted on a bit thick. Also, the story isn't always all that logical. So Ben's father makes a fuss because he doesn't want to do what he's told, cause he want's Ben's scandals as promotion material, set's the press on his heels and then just lets him and Elliot be afterwards, no cutting him off, no nothing?

    The book just felt really jabbering, meandering and way too long for what it is. The characters felt one-dimensional and flat and the plot feels like an excuse. I really did not enjoy the book and did not feel it was well written. Luckily it was free.


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