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M/M MONDAY: A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS by JOE COSENTINO

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Title: A Home For the Holidays
Author: Joe Cosentino
Release Date: December 2nd 2015
Genre: Holiday M/M Romance

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Bobby McGrath’s Christmas trip to the beautiful Italian Island of Capri to meet his eccentric, extended family offers stunning views—none more stunning than his third cousin, Paolo Mascobello, a real stocking stuffer. As the two young men embark on a relationship, Bobby, a driven law student, learns to relax and bask under the old Italian moon, and Paolo realizes there’s more to life than a frolic on the beach. For the two to find everlasting amore, Paulo must overcome his fear of commitment and learn to follow his dreams, and Bobby must get his wish for happily ever after.
“Reading this little holiday treat is like taking a romantic trip to gorgeous Capri, Italy!”

Purchase: Amazon | B&N | Dreamspinner | All Romance

Review
A Home for the Holidays is a short Christmas novella with the added Joe Cosentino magic.
The story of Bobby’s adventure to Capri, and his relationship with Paolo is sweet, without being saccharine, and I really enjoyed the balance Joe Cosentino maintains between the romance of the Italian island and the increasing passion between the two young men.
I particularly love the fact that Joe Cosentino captures the importance of family (and food!) to the Italian people, yet much of the harmless humor comes in the form of Nonna and her comments about religion and death.
For a holiday story, I would have liked to have seen the magic of Christmas captured a little more though I am certain that if Santa brought me a copy of A Home for the Holidays in his sack, I wouldn’t be disappointed!

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About the Author

Amazon Bestselling author Joe Cosentino wrote An Infatuation, A Shooting Star, A Home for the Holidays (Dreamspinner Press), Drama Queen the first Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press), Paper Doll the first Jana Lane mystery (Whiskey Creek Press), and The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (Eldridge Plays and Musicals). He has appeared in principal acting roles in film, television, and theatre, opposite stars such as Bruce Willis, Rosie O’Donnell, Nathan Lane, Holland Taylor, Charles Keating, and Jason Robards. His one-act plays, Infatuation and Neighbor, were performed in New York City. He wrote The Perils of Pauline educational film (Prentice Hall Publishers). Joe is currently Head of the Department/Professor at a college in upstate New York, and is happily married. His upcoming releases in 2016 are The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland (Dreamspinner Press short stories novella), Porcelain Doll the second Jana Lane mystery (Wild Rose Press), and Drama Muscle the second Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press).

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