BLURB: Bianca worries that her daddy, Gavin, is lonely and decides he needs a boyfriend for Christmas. So she enlists her father’s best friend, the straight and unattached Curtis. Gavin has a Christmas wish, too, and Curtis setting him up on disastrous dates isn’t part of it! Meanwhile, Curtis finds life becoming complicated as he tries to please Bianca, make Gavin happy, and fend off his own unexpected mixed feelings. Will anyone’s wish come true?
Title: Bianca’s Plan
Author: B. G. Thomas
Series: Advent Calendar 2012: Evergreen
Genre: glbt, family, holiday
Length: 49 pages
Favorite character: Curtis, Gavin and Bianca – They all made this one really nice
Favorite quote: You are straight, right?
MR. P’S OPINION: Bianca wants a partner for her father and another father for herself. She’d really love for it to be Curtis, who she thinks would be a great match for his best friend (and her father) Gavin.
But Curtis is straight and says he’s not interested. Bianca asks him to help her set up Dad with a man, but Curtis quickly nixes that idea, too. Bianca, however, is quite determined to follow through on her plan.
Gavin is stuck working Thanksgiving, when he’d rather be home with his daughter and best friend. A delightful memory they all shared was the only thing making the interminable day a little brighter.
During dinner Bianca asks a question that causes her father and his best friend a lot of agitation. Afterward Curtis agrees to help Bianca set her father up.
A series of really bad dates follow (did I mention they were REALLY bad?)
This was an incredibly sweet story of family and friends and the ties that bind. I may have gotten a little sniffly at one point (or two).
I won’t deny that I didn’t want it to be over as quickly as it was (the story is 49 pages), but these people definitely worked well together and it made for a very happy ending.
MR. P’S RATING: 4 Sweet Peas!