Mick is fed up with living in the dorms, surrounded by partying football players and cheerleaders, even if he was one of them, not so long ago himself. So he jumps on the chance to rent off-campus, to start a new life of studying earnestly, going out moderatly and keeping away from girls. Okay, that means looking for suitable, non-partying, male roommates to share the rent, but that can’t be too hard, can it? Enter Fielding Monroe, dorky genius who so needs someone to care for him, because his overbearing mother had sheltered him from the real world until now and he is with his head in the clouds more often then not. Even if Mick is unsure about renting out to Fielding at first, something in the younger man, so excited about life far from the shielding wing of his mother, appeals to the part of Mick who just likes to take care of people. From the first day of sharing house with Fielding the two become joined at the hip and soon Fielding Monroe is not just a geek with an unfortunate haircut and no sense of fashion and nutrition, but Micks best friend. Mick shows Fielding movies he never saw, takes him shopping, cooks him healthy meals and learns him how to keep fit. And like the ugly duckling Fielding becomes a handsome young man, who laughs and has fun in life. But then a girl from Micks past as footballer and ladies man, makes the statement that the cheerleading squad is of the opinon he is the “best kisser on campus”, and Fielding who has never been kissed, wants Mick to teach him this, too. Mick doesn’t want to, for more then one reason, but on the other hand, the girl who has set her eyes on his Fielding, is so not right for the job. But what if the kiss reveals his attraction for Fielding? Will their friendship withstand this? He just can’t not fuck this up and lose his best friend.
I already knew “Blame It on the Mistletoe” as sweet Christmas Romance. I read it, soon after it came out as e-book. But I was very curious about the audiobook, after it was recommended to me on facebook. And I was so, so not disapointed that I decided getting it, even if I read the book already. A major reason is the narrator Jason Frazier who is just incredible. I listen to many audiobooks and I can only say he set the bar very high for my next purchases. He doesn’t just lend his voice to the characters, for me he is Fielding and Mick now. He brought them to life trough my headphones. And the steamy scenes. Just wow. Hot, hotter than hot. I have a long list of books now, which I would love for him to record.
Also, “Blame It on the Mistletoe” is just such a lovely story. Fielding and Mick are characters you fall for hard and fast, because they are just so cute. Mick is so oblivous, but so sweet and caring and Fieling is … with Micks words: Just Fielding. I love how snarky he is and how excited about life. An excitement every one of us, needs sometimes. You can’t help it, but root for these two with all your heart. Eli Easton created a heartwarming story, which only flaw is, that it is too short. Not that it doesn’t work for the story, you love it just so much, that you don’t want it to end. She is one of those story tellers, who just weave their world around you and take you in. Who make you forget everything around you. I will certainly read more of this author soon!
And yes, you can totally listen to a Christmas Story in January. I will listen to it many more times, even in the heat of summer. Thank you Eli Easton for creating this lovable boys and thank you Jason Frazier for bringing them to life. (P.S. Fielding sounds so cute! <3).
So, I'm sure you now want to go and buy this audiobook. I got mine here: audible.de (Click!<-)
Or you can get it at Dreamspinner: Blame It on the Mistletoe (Click!<-)
Information via Dreamspinner Press:
Narrator: Jason Frazier
Length: 2 hours and 38 minutes