The last thing Cole expects to get for the holidays is dumped. But there he is, in the airport on his way to Banff for a romantic getaway, helplessly watching as his boyfriend’s ex declares undying love, proposes—and is accepted. With a few weeks to go until Christmas, Cole’s mood dives from jolly to jaded. But instead of sitting at home alone and feeling sorry for himself, he goes to his favorite bar, McGregor’s, for a pint and some company.
The moment Owen McGregor sets eyes on Cole, he knows there’s something wrong. So he takes it upon himself to ensure that Cole has a happy holiday: twelve outings for the twelve days before Christmas. Even if he can’t quite think up twelve activities that don’t involve getting the forlorn hunk into his bed.
With each outing they take together, Cole realizes that the love he thought he’d shared with his ex was less than perfect. And that Owen might prove to be more than just his rebound remedy. ~ Goodreads
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Source: e-arc provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Rebound Remedy is a really sweet holiday romance novella. I didn't think the author could pull off a believable HEA in such a short story but she did.
Although Cole is initially the one with the issues – he gets dumped by his boyfriend right before the holidays - Owen's fears come out of nowhere and take center stage towards the end and weakened the story IMO.
Other than that I would still highly recommend this one for a quick holiday read with engaging characters that will get you into the romantic/holiday spirit in no time.