Blame it on the Mistletoe by Eli Easton (5 Stars)

New college roommates become best friends who enjoy doing everything together. It was sweet how they were always taking care of each other in their own way. Fielding is the genius without a lot of friends, and Mick is the athlete who everybody loves. After Fielding asks Mick to teach him how to kiss, their relationship goes through some significant changes. I really liked watching Mick work through his feelings. It wasn’t easy or instant, which made it even more realistic and touching.

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When physics grad student Fielding Monroe and skirt-chaser and football player Mick Colman become college housemates, they’re both in for a whole new education. Mick looks out for the absent-minded genius, and he helps Fielding clean up his appearance and discover all the silly pleasures his strict upbringing as a child prodigy denied him. They become best friends.

It’s all well and good until they run into a cheerleader who calls Mick the ‘best kisser on campus.’ Fielding has never been kissed, and he decides Mick and only Mick can teach him how it’s done. After all, the physics department’s Christmas party is coming up with its dreaded mistletoe. Fielding wants to impress his peers and look cool for once in his life. The thing about Fielding is, once he locks onto an idea, it’s almost impossible to get him to change his mind. And he just doesn’t understand why his straight best friend would have a problem providing a little demonstration.

Mick knows kissing is a dangerous game. If he gives in, it would take a miracle for the thing not to turn into a disaster. Then again, if the kissing lessons get out of hand they can always blame it on the mistletoe.

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