Book Reviews

Old Acquaintance by Asta Idonea at NineStar Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance / Holiday
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 21-December-2017

Book Blurb

Damon is getting over a bad breakup. Ioan is painfully shy. Neither expects to enjoy the New Year’s Eve party to which their mutual friend, Katie, has dragged them. However, their unexpected reunion may make them change their minds by the time midnight strikes.

Book Review

While it’s a little early to be reading a New Year’s story, I can’t say I regret diving in when this title popped up on my To Read Today list. Set in London, it is about two guys who expect anything other than to find someone they are interested in, only to run into each other in a very unlikely reunion. It turned out to be a very cute, festive story indeed.

Damon has just had a bad breakup with a cheater who was supposed to be Damon’s forever guy. Damon is not in the mood for a social event because he can’t believe a “new beginning” is coming his way despite the New Year around the corner. And he only reluctantly agrees to go to the party his friend wants him to attend – mainly to stop Katie from telling him how much he needs to get back out there.

Ioan prefers the company of books over that of people, but has been dragged to someone’s New Year’s party by Katie, a friend from art class. It’s pretty much against his will because he is too shy to enjoy it, or so he thinks. Imagine his surprise when Damon is there… a guy he hasn’t seen since high school.

If you believe that everyone deserves a second chance, if you want to read about a reunion that produces emotional fireworks way before midnight, and if you’re looking for a read full of hope for a new beginning, then you might like this short story.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 24 pages/7400 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 11-December-2017
Price $0.99 ebook
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