Saturday, December 17, 2016

Holiday Weekend by Charley Descoteaux


Ryan Orchard moved from small-town Idaho to Portland almost two years ago and still feels like a hick. When Paulie Nesbitt dumped him, he wasn’t even surprised. Despite losing twenty-five pounds since then, Ryan’s confidence is nonexistent, and his life has stalled. Not only is he convinced the career he wants is beyond his reach, he’s given up on relationships. A new job at a familiar restaurant—and his gorgeous coworker—could be just what Ryan needs to believe in himself again.

Glenn Hernandez might be the only nineteen-year-old in Portland who dreads his days off. Between his horrible housing situation and the ever-present temptation to crawl back into the bottle, Glenn prefers to keep busy. He volunteers at the Elliott Foundation House, a homeless shelter helping LGBTQ former sex workers. As an alum of the shelter himself, Glenn finds it hard to leave his past behind. But when the new server at the trendy restaurant where he works catches Glenn’s eye and works his way into his heart, Glenn finally has a reason to start a new life.

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Book 5
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆
Triggers: Hinted at past of being a prostitute

This was, by far, my least favorite of these stories so far. It was really, at least for me, not well put together. You had Glenn and Ryan who were the main characters, but this felt almost like two separate stories told side by side. There was really very little chemistry between the characters, and the issues each character had were dealt with separately.

Overall, this was a short story about two individuals who had a lot of work to do in order to even be able to start a relationship.

We didn't really get to see the relationship – it was a friendship that started to become something more.

Oh well, guess you can't love them all.


Also Available in the Buchanan House Series

Book 4
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For reviews & more info, check out our Safe House post.



Charley Descoteaux has always heard voices. She was relieved to learn they were fictional characters, and started writing when they insisted daydreaming just wasn’t good enough. In exchange, they’ve agreed to let her sleep once in a while. Charley grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area during a drought, and found her true home in the soggy Pacific Northwest. She has survived earthquakes, tornadoes, and floods, but couldn’t make it through one day without stories.

Charley also writes YA fiction under the name Charli Green.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Holiday Weekend (Buchanan House #5) by Charley Descoteaux to read and review.

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