Thursday, December 4, 2014

The Working Elf Blues by Piper Vaughn

It's the most wonderful time of the year and I have a super cute holiday romance to review today!  I received a copy of The Working Elf Blues from Less Than Three Press through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.  Here is the cover and Goodreads blurb:

Garnet Evergreen has never heard of an elf abandoning the North Pole for a human, but he yearns to be the first. Ever since he saw Wes, the boy with sorrowful eyes, Garnet felt an undeniable kinship. Over the years, he's watched that boy grow into a man, and now he's determined to give Wes a Christmas he'll never forget. If only Garnet had thought to test his father's sleigh before leaving…

Orphaned as a child, Wes spends every Christmas alone at his cabin. When he's woken by a suspicious boom and finds a wrecked sleigh and an unconscious elf, he doesn't know how to react. Wes isn't fanciful. He doesn't give much credence to the stories about Santa Claus and flying reindeer. But a part of him wants desperately to believe when Garnet promises forever, even if life has taught him that no one ever stays…

This story was adorable and filled to the brim with holiday spirit! I loved the idea of a young elf seeing a small boy and reaching out to him in a time when the boy needs some magic in his life. That moment of connection leads Garnet to watch over Wes as he grows into a man. Garnet watches over him and reaches out to Wes over the years. He falls in love with Wes. He falls so hard that he decides to risk everything to spend a Christmas with Wes. Wes has lost so much in his life that he can't trust that Garnet won't leave too, just like everyone else. There are rules for elves, of course, and Garnet and Wes may need a Christmas miracle to have anything beyond a holiday together. What a wonderful book to curl with with this holiday season! There are moments of adult content but they are alluded to more than blatantly described. I loved this story and plan to read and re-read it.

You can click here to find The Working Elf Blues on Goodreads. Author Piper Vaughn can be found on her website, Twitter, and Facebook. I give The Working Elf Blues 4 Fairies for a sweet holiday love story that is perfect for this time of year! My only complaint is that I wanted more! This book will be released on December 17th so be sure to get your copy pre-ordered now!

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