Sometimes the best way to discover a new series is by jumping right in to a complete world... and today you can do that with the Love in Hollyridge Box Set by Elle Keaton.
Love in Hollyridge is five interconnected novellas. It's dual POV, and features age-gap, finding home, loving again, love in the holidays, match making dogs, supportive friends, friends to lovers, instalove, fabulousness, gender fluid character, gay awakening, sleigh rides, hot cider, true love.
From the 5 blurbs:
Will a goofy Labrador, bookish magic and a little assistance from friends, help two men realize their chance at happiness?
Brett Tanner never thought he’d love again, it was too much to ask, or want. Then Rory stumbles into Brett's bookstore one evening, awakening his heart.
Rory is struggling to find his place in the world. He'd thought moving to the big city was what he needed, but just maybe, home is where his heart is?
Originally published in the anthology, Between the Covers.
Love Vintage Blend
One man is rebuilding his life; the other is trying to keep his from falling apart.
Zach is struggling to keep his boutique winery afloat and the summer intern is one more body which will help that happen.
One look at Jeff, and Zach knew it was going to be a long, hard summer.
Love Finds a Home
Wyatt loves Bennett.
Bennett believes he is unlovable.
One of them is wrong.
Love From a Stone
Skylar Jones has arrived in Hollyridge.
Wallace has never hidden his sexuality but as an older, gay, man in a small town, he’s well aware of the haters.
Sky is who he is, with no shame. If people don’t appreciate that he’s fabulous they can look the other way. Sky does, however, have a weakness for grouchy old bears and ugly dogs.
Love Comes Home: bonus holiday novella.
Elvis has left the building. Again.
Rockstar Milo Zajac is back in Hollyridge, hoping to figure out what to do next. Impulsively he bought an old house that needs a lot of work, and he's living there with his husky, Elvis, a master escape artist.
When a young husky dog shows up on Davey Childs's ranch, he takes it to the vet, only to discover the irresponsible owner is the grown-up version of the boy he had a crush on in high school.
It figures that the eighteen year-old who blew him off has grown into a man who lets his dog run wild.
But...it's the holiday season, magic happens. Maybe the two lonely men will find their way back to each other. Maybe the right time is now, not ten years ago.
Each of these stories was a quick and easy feel good romance set in Hollyridge and brimming with sweetness. By creating a box set, you get to meet everyone in the interconnected world and read their stories all in one place! My favourite couple was probably the last story - Milo and Davey, but each one was a great read and brought a new dimension to the town and the set. I really appreciated that Elle Keaton was able to bring so many different characters to her series and still keep the small town flavour!
If you're looking for a novella series to read than may I suggest adding the Love in Hollyridge box set to your tbr!
Rating: 4 Stars