Title: Sugarplum: Mutts
Author: Sarah Black
Publisher: Changeling Press
Buy Link: Buy Sugarplum: Mutts Here!
Rating: You Need to Read
Reviewed By: Janelle
Matt is alone for Christmas, wondering if the magic of his favorite holiday is gone forever in a life of bills and disappointments and loneliness and work. Then a couple of puppies appear outside his door, sitting in a milk crate. Matt enlists the help of Josh from across the hall to hide them from their grumpy landlord, the evil Mr. Scrapple. But Christmas is a time of miracles, and nothing is quite what it seems.
This story is so sweet it will give you a toothache. It has puppies, and Christmas, and a Scrooge, and the first tentative steps of a new love.
The characters, while not as well defined as they could be, are unique and each has their own traits. The sex is soft and sweet, and is so effortless it almost sneaks up on you. This leaves their relationship more in the forefront, instead of artificially highlighting only one aspect.
Overall, a wonderfully sweet holiday story.