In the meantime, Jesse has begun a subtle campaign of his own, one designed to bring Kit out of his DVD dream world and into Jesse's arms. Jesse isn't perfect—he's no Danny Fit—but he hopes that the kind, funny man who has been looking at him so soulfully since his first day at work has what it takes to be everything Jesse has always wanted.
OH HOLY CUTENESS!
This was everything a holiday novella should be. Everything.
It gave me a sorts of good, squishy feels. The kind that put a big grin on mah face and makes me go, 'd'aaaaawwwwww!'
Kit thinks he doesn't have much going for him. He's never had a boyfriend, he lives with his mom and is a little overweight. Well, he's had it! That's it! He's moving out, getting in shape and getting a boyfriend. The boyfriend might be imaginary and with his hand, but hey, it's a start. Not only is he getting his life together but he has a new bestie, his super hot assistant, Jesse.
I loved how their friendship developed before any boyfriend stuff started. They hung out and learned about each other first and then they moved their relationship further. It made everything about their relationship feel real and genuine. But of course, I'm screaming at the kindle 'Just kiss already dammit! Kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiss!' But when it happened? *sigh* So cute. The complete shock and delight that Kit had when finding out that Jesse was not only gay, but interested in him was just too adorable.
"'What's 'Pat' short for?'
The quirk became a full-blown grin. 'Patrick.'
Kit's mouth made a soft little O, and Jesse's grin disappeared, and then their lips were touching, and it was... Oh God.."
I just couldn't believe how invested I was in these characters in under 100 pages. Hell, how much I loved them in under 20 pages. Kit was just too loveable and I was rooting for him from the first page. Then we were introduced to Jesse and I was done for. It totally sucked me in and would not let me go until the last word.
Bottom line: Amy Lane writes a good book. Whether it's angst, cute & sweet, long, short, sad, happy... it doesn't matter. Ms. Lane writes it, I'm most likely gonna love it and then somewhere in my review I'm going to gush about my undying, never ending love for Amy Lane. Kinda like I did just now.