3 StarsThis story was a very sweet and rejuvenating little romance about two men getting a second chance at new love The story follows widower Warren as he gets sent on a Christmas time singles cruise by his two college aged kids On the initial flight, Warren is seated next to a man named Fletcher and the two hit it off As fate would have it, Fletcher is taking the same cruise as Warren, and once they meet up again on board the ship, they fall hard and fast for one another, spending all their time together in and out of bed I liked this story a good deal but Warren and Fletcher s fledgling relationship was perhaps a little too easy and a little too sappy for my general tastes And although this was a fairly short story, I found a lot of the happenings and conversations became a tad repetitive in the second half Aside from those few minor niggles, Warren s Peace was a very sweet and sexy little Christmas treat and I enjoyed reading it. The Holidays Are A Time For Second ChancesWarren Blessing Lost His Wife Two Years Ago , And His Kids Decide He S Been Alone Too Long They Send Him On A Holiday Singles Cruise So He Can Meet Someone NewOn The Flight From Chicago To Miami, He Sits Next To An Attractive Man, But When The Flight S Over, He Doesn T Think He Ll See Him AgainFletcher Hammond Is A Professional Mystery Shopper For Vacation Destinations And Travel After A Split From His Unfaithful Fianc , He S Embarking On A Singles Cruise He Meets A Lovely Gentleman On The Flight, Whose Conversation And Cocktails Help Fletcher Through His Fear Of Takeoffs, But He Doesn T Expect To See Him AgainAs If By Fate, A Meeting In The Ship S Dining Room Renews Their Mutual Attraction But Can They Build A Relationship With Distance And Baggage Working Against Them Or Will They Part Ways When They Return To Port This short story was super fluffy, with lots of descriptions of the luxury treatment available on cruise ships, if you have the cash to cover it, and how love at sea can play out in the ideal situation.Warren was nice, Fletcher was nice, the food was nice, the cabin was nice, hot tub was nice, and everything was kind of awe inspiring.Yet I was slightly bored, due to the utter lack of even the remotest type of conflict, since that s not quite how life generally works.I was glad that, after the initial full on sex scene, the author didn t dick me to death with tons steam, instead concentrating on the budding relationship.If you re looking for a sweet, cotton candy holiday read, this might be a good choice, but please don t ask me any details about the story a couple of days from now, because I can pretty much guarantee that I ll draw a blank.3 stars My ARC copy of the story was provided by the publisher in exchange for a fair, unbiased review.See All My Latest Reads Review Quick Links This short story was super fluffy, with lots of descriptions of the luxury treatment available on cruise ships, if you have the cash to cover it, and how love at sea can play out in the ideal situation.Warren was nice, Fletcher was nice, the food was nice, the cabin was nice, hot tub was nice, and everything was kind of awe inspiring.Yet I was slightly bored, due to the utter lack of even the remotest type of conflict, since that s not quite how life generally works.I was glad that, after the initial full on sex scene, the author didn t dick me to death with tons steam, instead concentrating on the budding relationship.If you re looking for a sweet, cotton candy holiday read, this might be a good choice, but please don t ask me any details about the story a couple of days from now, because I can pretty much guarantee that I ll draw a blank.3 stars My ARC copy of the story was provided by the publisher in exchange for a fair, unbiased review.See All My Latest Reads Review Quick Links 3,5 starsWidower and father of two almost grown kids, Warren Blessing is going on a singles cruise a cruise set up by his children hoping he d meet someone Warren is not as sure though, he hadn t dated in over twenty years and the prospect is nerve wrecking On the plane from Chicago to Miami he meets the gorgeous Fletcher Hammond Figuring that he d never see the man again once they d landed he tried to get him out of his mind That is until they meet again on the cruise.Writing a short story is far from easy, but Emjay Haze did a really good job creating a story that didn t feel choppy or rushed Sure there was this insta love vibe lurking in the background I mean how it could not with such a short time span I do say lurking though, because they did spend time together, getting to know each other out of the bed and the commitment and love wasn t instant or at first sight It grew just very quickly.There were only a couple of things that didn t quite work for me I was happily reading along in the story, my mind fully on that ship, in the pool, and having a blast But every now and then there were lines that didn t make sense and it threw me off, to the point where I had to go back and re read the last part to find out what I d missed, only to find that I hadn t missed anything and those weird segues really were there Then there was the sugary sweet story Now I love sappy stories, love my sugar highs, but I don t like perfection Everyone were too perfect, there was no conflict or flaws in sight So it might not be a huge issue, but it made me like the story just that little bit less.Overall this was a sweet short story that was enjoyable for the moment It wasn t overly Christmassy, but then again cold is not my thing, so send me on a cruise any day of the week A copy of this book was generously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review Warren s Peace 2018 Advent Calendar Daily Warmest Wishes by Emjay Haze3 starsM M RomanceNote One character is openly bisexualI was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.Warren and FletcherWarren is a widower with two, almost grown children He loved his wife with everything that he was, but before he met her, he had only dated men His wife knew about his bisexual nature and that didn t matter They were in love and had made a wonderful family Warren is now embarking on a singles cruise that his kids insist that he takes Warren is worried that he has to tell his kids that he is interested in men Fletcher hates flying Which is strange because he does it for a living When he is met with kindness on the flight, he wishes that he d see him again Fletcher is taking some stock of his life because while he loves his job, he is lonely.Both men are looking for something, but not quite sure what When they find each other again, they see it as a sign from the fates They begin their relationship on a cruise and from there, have to decide whether or not their relationship can survive the reality that they live in.It was a sweet story, but mainly because I enjoyed watching Warren s kids push him to not be lonely Otherwise, it felt a little flat and not very developed. I received a free copy of this book to read and review for this At the encouragement of his kids, Warren is heads off on a singles cruise in the week between Christmas and New Year s He meets Fletcher on the plane and they both wind up on the same cruise I really like the set up for this book It is easy to image meeting someone on a plane or even on a boat and having a romance It is a believable fantasy.The romance between Warren and Fletcher is nice and straight forward and there are no surprises in this story But it was enjoyable to see the men fall in love while taking all the fun a cruise has to offer and it did make me want to take a cruise myself Warren s Peace was good and I liked seeing a story set around New Year s instead of Christmas like most are at this time of year. I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads 3.5 sThis is a fun short story about Warren, who following the death of his wife knows that he wants his next relationship to be with a man He is not sure how to tell his children that, but he agrees to go on a singles cruise, as it is open to all A serendipitous meeting on board with Fletcher, that he first met on the flight over, leads to a sweet and hopeful new romance Nice read for a stress free evening. A quick Christmas time romance on a cruise ship between two older heroes A lovely low angst quick read to snuggle up with in from of the tree. I received a free copy to read and review for Wicked ReadsWhat I liked most was Warren and Fletcher are both middle aged, moat M M books are about young hotties I loved the fact that Warrens kids want him to be happy This was a sweet short romance that I would recommend for a nice rainy day.
Emjay Haze is a Pennsylvania girl living in a Virginia world, growing upin the Philadelphia suburbs and moving to Northern Virginia to follow hernow husband of twenty plus years She has two kids in college, a year oldpuppy named Max, a black and white cat named Tux, a gecko named Rex,a yellow tang called Reggie, and we hear the eels are coming this week.The family pastime is baseball, specificall
- 43 pages
- Warrens Peace
- Emjay Haze
- 12 May 2019 Emjay Haze