Afternoon Delight: How I Met Your Father by L.B. Gregg

Afternoon Delight: How I Met Your Father by L.B. GreggHow I Met Your Father by L.B. Gregg

Genres: Holiday Romance, M/M Romance
Published by Riptide on November 16, 2013
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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four-stars  

The Strangers on the Plane bit grabbed my attention especially knowing the twist that particular scenario got in this one.  It was surprising, funny, and poignant as it told the story of two men who came together as a result of a chance encounter on a plane and a Christmas wedding in the Caribbean.  It was also a reunion of four friends who were once the members of a popular boy band and a family that needed to reconnect.

Justin Hayes hates flying, but he’ll deal with his fears to make it to his best friend’s hastily put together wedding and be the best man.  Turbulence rocks the plane and in a moment of sheer terror, Justin accepts the comfort of holding the hand of the man beside him.  Then Justin is really terrified that someone will notice this circumstance because he’s Justin Hayes former member of a popular boy band who now lives to stay in the background of the music industry.  Things don’t end there because he takes the man up on his offer to get each other off in a quick encounter.  Things get complicated really quick when Justin is introduced to the bride’s family and then the story really takes off.

I was truly impressed with how much depth and development took place in the story considering the page count.  Now granted it’s more of a snapshot of what happens over a few days, but it was what was packed into those few days along with that absolutely charming epilogue that led to a satisfying and enjoyable read.  I felt almost like I was being dropped into the middle of something, but the author took the time to get the reader caught up on matters.  Justin and Jack were good together and good for each other even though there wasn’t a lot of time to know them well.  There are some funny parts and there are some bits of drama, but for the most part it was just an enjoyable bit of distraction in a gorgeous island paradise with engaging people.

Those who want something to fill up an hour or two with a warmhearted wedding at Christmas m/m contemporary romance should give this one a try.  Plus 20% of the purchase goes toward charity in support of the Ali Forney Center of NYC.

My thanks to Net Galley and Riptide Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this book.

 

Review by Sophia Rose

Delighted Reader Afternoon Delight

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.
  • intresting title….

    • Sophia Rose

      Oh its perfect for this story. It’s humorous because the best man and father of the bride get together before realizing they’re part of the same wedding party.

      • I love stories like that…gonna have to try it then. Thanks Sophia

        Happy Thanksgiving!