- JMS Books
- Release Date
- December 2020
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ
When Victor Hill bought a house with his boyfriend, Jian Kouri it was a dream come true. But now, two years later, instead of living their happily ever after, they hardly see the other awake.
With Jian out the door before Victor gets up in the morning, and asleep on the couch nearly as soon as he walks in the door, the life Victor imagined couldn't be further from reality. They don't talk; they don't touch, and Victor fears he and Jian have already drifted too far apart.
The holiday season is a time for hope, but when Victor comes home to find Jian with a plan to woo him for Christmas, is it too little, too late? The dates are great, and there are filled with Christmas fun to get Victor in the right spirit for the holiday, but are they enough for the two of them to fall in love again? Or is there just too much in their relationship that needs fixing?
Book Review by Ana (reviewer)
Nov 29, 2020
4 people found the following review helpful
24 DATES is a beautiful book full of love and hope, with a struggling couple who are trying to prove themselves that the love that brought them together is still there.
When Victor and Jian bought a house together, they were fulfilling one of their dreams. They weren't expecting this new experience in their lives would make things to start falling apart between them. Victor is expecting a sad holiday season with the knowledge his and Jian relationship could be getting to its end, but Jian is taking things on his hands and trying to give them back what they have being missing.
I liked it so much. It was so lovely to discover what surprise might have every day. I love the fact that this was a couple who already was together, it isn't the usual couple in romance and I loved the novelty of it. The writing was nice. The book had a steady pace even if sometimes felt a little slow, but not too often. There were very few times when its structure, day by day, became a little monotonous, but in the end I got used to it and end up loving it.
Both main characters are nice, and it was so easy to see how much they love each other. We can only see Victor's point of view, which was both, a good and a bad thing because it keep us as surprise as him to every date, but also we get to know too little of Jian inner voice, and he was a sweet character I would love to know more.
The romance was present, even if in a subtle way. There weren't overly romantic dialogues, but what it was there, was love in such a beautiful way. The struggle to make their relationship work was fantastic. It felt realistic. They work hard for it and it was fantastic to see them get back to a point when they could be what they were used to. It was a great message. Overall I really loved it. I would recommend it to anyone who likes romance, particularly anyone looking for holiday books.
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