His entire life, Tommy Garrett has dealt with self-doubts. He thought he’d conquered the majority of them until a chance meeting with an author brought his illiteracy to the forefront…again. Growing up with un-diagnosed dyslexia has left Tommy barely able to read, but books are his Nirvana. Now he spends his life creating art dedicated to the love of those “untouchable” items.
Robert McIntyre, Mac, is a best-selling, highly celebrated author. But his point of view has become a little bit too narrow…until Tommy opens his eyes. That chance meeting has changed everything about his world. He has no idea how to find the beautiful man he met, and offended, at the library book sale. But when he does, Tommy’s life is in crisis-mode. It’s the holidays and Mac can’t just standby when Tommy needs help, whether Tommy wants it or not.
Two artistic men. One shared passion for books.
Life is hard, and sometimes when conflict arises you have to write your own plot twist to pull yourself out of the fray.
The minute I saw the blurb on this book, I knew I was going to bump it up to the top of my TBR and read it ASAP. I read it in one sitting, and loved every second of it. I fact, I would love to see a follow up on Mac and Tommy at some point…well, I can ask can’t I? 🙂
I love Christi Snow’s writing. She injects such creativity into her writing. It isn’t a simple book where boy meets boy, they fall in love. She injects humor, some seriously hot scenes, and a creative aspect that you won’t find in other books. To have a man who loves books, yet has such severe dyslexia that his reading skills are very low, yet his entire goal is to take beautiful books that are basically tossed away by their owners, and make them into even more beautiful works of art.
Meanwhile, Mac, an author who is offended at the idea of someone taking books, especially his books and “destroying” them, has to find a way to work his way back into Tommy’s good graces. How he does this is really a sweet gesture at a time when Tommy needs support more than ever.
This is more than just a sweet, sexy holiday story. It’s a book that goes to the heart of family, pre-conceived notions, and finding your passion. I just loved these two, their interactions, and how they were willing to set aside their expectations and just let it all happen.
A must re-read.
My final rating is 4.5 pieces of eye candy.
This was a beautifuly written book. I adore Mac and Tommy. Mac is so sweet, and such a wonderful guy. I loved how he tried to take care of Tommy, even if his way of doing it was a little crazy. My heart went out to Tommy and everything he had to go through. He is such a strong character. His way of expressing his love of book and the story they told was so original and awesome. I really wish I could have jumped into the story and seen his art. I thought Mac and Tommy were so right for each other and I liked the creativity shown throughout this story. The ending was perfectly done in my opinion and I can’t wait to get more from this series.
4 pieces of eye candy.