Sequel to Bowl Full of Cherries
Last Christmas, Tyler Lang accidentally accepted David Griffith’s invitation for dinner. Yes, it was an accident. See, hipster (don’t call him that!) Tyler doesn’t date guys, and even if he did, he certainly doesn’t date jocks. A rude and hasty exit right when the date was getting good left things awkward between them.
David Griffith isn’t really a jock. Well, he’s a former athlete who loves sports, but “jock” has a certain connotation that doesn’t quite fit the intelligent, hardworking store owner. A jock wouldn’t have given Tyler Lang the time of day. But even after that little, ahem, stunt with the fire escape, David can’t stop thinking about the hipster a year later. Which would be fine if fate didn’t keep butting her nose into their business, making it impossible for the jock and the hipster to avoid each other this Christmas.
12 Days of Hipster by Raine O’Tierney is a contemporary, holiday second-chance romance. Tyler Lang bailed on his date with David Griffith last year, and yet, David can’t get Tyler off of his mind. Their inexplicable bond is tested through family trials on both sides.
12 Days of Hipster is a well-written romantic story. In the beginning, I was not a fan of Tyler. He was portrayed as a self-important jerk, who wasn’t mature enough to appreciate someone as hardworking as David. However, after they got together, Tyler really stepped up and supported David when he needed. So, I was able to forgive his earlier immaturity.
O’Tierney weaves a sweet tale about love, growth, and family the role of family in adulthood in 12 Days of Hipster. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a “light” read, as long as they’re willing to suspend their disbelief more than usual.