Title: Holiday House Swap
Author: Sarah Madison
Genre: M/M Romance
Julie has been the face of his brand, but she wants her life back now. Fast running out of ideas for his popular series, Noah wants to break out into other genres. Not that he’s writing much of anything at the moment anyway, thanks to paralyzing writer’s block. With his publisher breathing down his neck for the next installment, he hopes a change of scene will get his writer’s juices flowing again. Desperate enough to try anything, during the holidays Noah swaps his isolated cabin in the woods for a gentrified horse farm.
I’ve been on a holiday book spree lately (even if it’s not seen on the blog). I need a good dose of the holiday spirit. I was really hoping that Holiday House Swap would inject me with a big ol’ dose. And while it was definitely cute, sweet and flirty, it just didn’t do it for me. I enjoyed it but there were not a lot of feels and I didn’t feel the holiday magic.
Noah was definitely adorable though in an absent minded professor type of way. He made me giggle and smile a bit. Connor was stubborn and independent. The tension between the two is pretty hot at times. The character development is spot on. These guys are complex, flawed and temperamental in their own ways. There’s witty banter, fun flirty and snark flying back and forth in the air. I loved the way their journey unfolded.
Overall, it was an enjoyable read. It wasn’t quite the holiday pick me up I was expecting nor was it as emotional as I hoped once I started to read. That being said, it is still worth a read if you’re an M/M fan. Madison is skilled at creating believable characters that you want to root on, get to know and/or heal. -Peace and Love, Buxom J
Sarah enjoys placing hot men in hot water to see how strong they are—like teabags, only sexier. This motto allows her to play in a wide variety of genres, from FBI guys to shifters, with some WW2 fighter pilots and space adventurers tossed in for good measure. Sarah Madison was a finalist in the 2013 and 2015 Rainbow Awards. The Boys of Summer won Best M/M Romance in the 2013 PRG Reviewer’s Choice Awards. The Sixth Sense series was voted 2nd place in the 2014 PRG Reviewer’s Choice Awards for Best M/M Mystery series, and 3rd place in the 2105 PGR Reviewer’s Choice Awards for Best M/M Paranormal/Urban Fantasy series. If you want to make her day, e-mail her and tell you how much you like her stories.