Best Laid Plans (Celebrate!- 2014 Advent Calendar)

Best Laid Plans Celebrate Advent Calendar George is an anxious neurotic mess The only thing that calms him is his partner of ten years Scott So despite how nervous it makes George to travel alone he decides to go to Europe where Scott has

  • Title: Best Laid Plans (Celebrate!- 2014 Advent Calendar)
  • Author: John Amory
  • ISBN: 9781632167446
  • Page: 386
  • Format: ebook
  • George is an anxious, neurotic mess The only thing that calms him is his partner of ten years, Scott So despite how nervous it makes George to travel alone, he decides to go to Europe, where Scott has been working for two months, to visit for Christmas George plans a day on his own in London before traveling to Paris, where Scott is staying But on George s day of sightGeorge is an anxious, neurotic mess The only thing that calms him is his partner of ten years, Scott So despite how nervous it makes George to travel alone, he decides to go to Europe, where Scott has been working for two months, to visit for Christmas George plans a day on his own in London before traveling to Paris, where Scott is staying But on George s day of sightseeing and shopping, everything goes wrong, from a misunderstanding with the hotel concierge to getting lost in Harrods All George wants is to be with his partner for Christmas, but he s not sure he ll survive long enough for that to happen A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2014 Advent Calendar package Celebrate.

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    • Serena Yates says:

      Traveling at Christmas time is bad enough, with masses of people trying to get to their holiday destinations at the same time, but doing it when you’re afraid of flying is a lot worse. George, the narrator of this story and a forty-something, is not doing well on his flight from Philadelphia to London to start with, and then things start really going wrong once he’s there for his one-day layover before seeing his partner-of-ten-years Scott in Paris. I really felt for George and admired his s [...]

    • Deeze says:

      I was looking forward to this one even knowing it was only going to be a short. But I was not prepared for it to end at 16 pages on my Kobo instead of the 21 I was expecting.While I liked the actual story, and the ending was romantic, there was no real depth to the story. I also found the rudeness of everyone at the beginning a little bit over kill. 5 people all being not just rude but pretty nasty too, even the Harods worker, who I would of expected to at least act with decorum. Maybe in a long [...]

    • Chris, the Dalek King says:

      What was it about the holidays in London that made everyone so miserable? The constant alien invasions?? (*cough* doctor who joke *cough*)Not bad, but I did come out of this feel a tad bit out of breath. The sentences did run ond on, and on. Also, there didn't seem to be much story here, not with the characters anyways. Mostly it was just about how horrible London (and anyone who lives there) is.2.5 stars

    • Love Bytes Reviews says:

      4 star review by VickiThese little Advent Calendar books are always so fun… short and sweet.George is a neurotic mess, flying to Paris to spend Christmas with his partner Scott. They have been together for ten years, never missing a Christmas. George hasn’t flown since he was a child, and nearly drives himself and everyone one near him crazy, on the plane and in the airport! He makes a stop in London for a day, thinking he’ll take some time to explore a city he has always wanted to visit. [...]

    • Brandilyn says:

      Reviewed by Brandilyn for Prism Book Alliance. Best Laid Plans by John Amory is a sweet tale of one Christmas in the life of two partners George and Scott. George just can't win. He is trying to get from the US to Paris in order to spend the holidays with his partner of ten years. However, the gods of travel seem to want to do everything they can to keep him away until he finally calls Scott and tells him of his troubles. Find the whole review at prismbookalliance/?pos

    • Angel says:

      Short and a sweet ending. I kinda felt sorry for George, especially since EVERYONE in London was extremely rude, but George was a bit whiny as well. Writing was easy to read in spite on longer, run-on sentences, but I kinda took it as George's anxiousness coming out in the writing since this was in his POV. The best thing was Scott, his partner of ten years, semi-swooping in to save George from the bad day. The proposal at the end, at the top the Eiffel Tower in Paris, perfectly romantic.

    • Melyna says:

      Very short, sweet vignette with an extremely high strung main character. George is traveling alone for the first time in 30 years and is having a horrible experience. The negativity of those he meets in London were almost overwhelming for me. The ending and what Scott says to George are perfect because George really needs someone like Scott.

    • Katy Beth Mckee says:

      I love how Scott really cares for George and is there for him even the middle of a busy holiday season.

    • LDL says:

      By the time I was beginning to get into the story it was over.

    • Sadonna says:

      A very sweet holiday story with travel woes and a beautiful trip to the Eiffel Tower :) Lovely to see some mature characters having a special holiday memory.

    • Donnerhall says:

      The ending saved it.

    • ~RMG says:

      Not really much to this story, but I thought George was cute in his awkwardness.

    • Moomba says:

      3.5 stars

    • Lucy says:

      Soft story of an established couple who want to spend Christmas together, even though they are a continent apart. George is just lovely.

    • France-Andrée says:

      I liked George, the narrator, a lot; his misadventures were quite entertaining. Not sure I would call this a romance because there's not a lot of couple time, but a nice little ending nonetheless.

    • Ramsi says:

      3,25stars

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