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    Not for me

    I've enjoyed other novels by Mary and was expecting to enjoy this one, but it is not my type of read. I think Carver is just too ADHD for me, intense and unfocused. Peter is a sexy 'catch' but his character isn't really developed except for sex. It's a stretch for Carver's parents to be PFLAG members as they are from such a small town but Mary's storyline does make sense. I wanted to like the novel but I just can't.
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    Another Great Calmes Read

    I have yet to read characters created by Mary Calmes that I didn't fall in love with from page one and Peter and Carver are no different. I would love to read more stories featuring this pair but for now I am content adding this amazing holiday tale to my Christmas library.
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    Disappointed

    I would call this a longish short story. It was also a little frantic and frenetic, I thought. Written in the first person, I honestly never got a feel for Pete, the main character. And consequently I never got a feel for his partner, Carver. Pete is a Treasury department agent and Carver is an artist. There was a lot of banter between the two, but I wasn't overly fond of it. Some of it sounded a little mean-spirited and too snarky. And I wasn't sure exactly why Pete had fallen for Carver and vice versa, aside from the physical attraction - which was mightily indulged in throughout the story. So I was disappointed, because I like Mary Calmes' work. And it illustrates why I tend to shy away from works of this length.
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