Author: Jill Wexler
Publisher: Mischief Corner
Genre: Mm Holiday
Summary: The public library’s computer geek, aka Travis, is content skirting the edges of social interaction. He’s fully committed to being a boring, twenty-something IT guy who likes his office more than people, a guy someone like Connor would never fall for. Connor, who works on the library floor as a page, is outgoing, social, and charming and everything else that stands for “fun.”
An interaction between the two at the library on Christmas Eve has Travis accidentally mentioning that he failed to find this year’s hottest toy for his nephew. Immediately, Connor goes on a quick hunt online, and finds one. The only problem is that the Craigslist seller is hours away and Travis is sure spending hours in a car with quirky, handsome Connor can only end badly.
Review: Travis has a big fancy title at the library where he works, which basically translates to being the IT guy. He also knows that, “It’s a f**cking caste system up here” and so only those who have the title can do the job, even something as ridiculous as fixing a stuck drawer or rebooting a frozen computer. It is during that last event that he gets to talk to Connor, a page at the library, and the bottom of the caste system. It is during this talk that the gift of a Tamagotchi for Travis’ nephew comes up and Connor knows where they can get one. The fact that they need to drive three hours one way? Well, that’s the price you pay to get a special gift for a child who is just like you, who needs that boost of confidence to not be an outsider.
And so begins the road trip for Travis and Connor, off to meet the Craigslist Tamagotchi seller, who is probably a serial killer who will slaughter them at a deserted warehouse. Right? It is the time where Travis and Connor get to know each other and Travis gets to see what his ex-boyfriend said, “Being with Travis had been “too stifling” and “not fun” was a reflection on the boyfriend, not on Travis.
This is a short story about 37 pages on my iPad but it was fun and silly and a feel good thing that made me smile.