Title: A Picture Perfect Holiday
Author: ZA Maxfield
Publisher: MLR Press
Characters: Caleb & Christian
Photography club president Caleb loves football standout Christian Munez. He knows it’s an old high school chestnut, but if being a cliche is wrong, he doesn’t want to be right. They’ve been in school together since the fifth grade but having brothers on the same soccer team provides Caleb with a great opportunity to get to know Christian better. What he finds out – about Christian’s home life and his future plans – could end his hopes forever. Or they might be the beginning of something wonderful.
Caleb throws caution to the wind in A Picture Perfect Holiday
I know I know, by looking at the blurb you’re thinking, oh brother, another nerd falls for a jock story. Right? Well, okay, yes, that is what happens but it’s so much more than that. This nerd has so much personality and so much going for him and he’s funny, and he just so happens to love the football hero, Christian Munez, who is rather standoffish if I say so myself. He’s, in my eyes, not good enough for Caleb but who am I? But the more I read into the story and came to know Christian the more I liked him and the more I was convinced that he did deserve Caleb. Christian plays football for his father, not himself. He also works for his dad at their restaurant, and he also takes care of his younger brothers. That boy has his hands full, and this is something we learn slowly throughout the book. Caleb’s best friend is a hoot, and she adds a lot of comedy and lightness to the storyline. My favorite part was the kiss during the Christmas caroling. Original.
I really enjoyed this story and recommend it.
Reviewed By: Michele