Erryn reviews ‘A Very Merry Krewmas (A Trials of Fear Special)’ by Nicky James. This book was released by the author on November 19, 2019, and is 155 pgs long. The audiobook version of this story was narrated by Adam Gold. It was released on November 7, 2022, and is 5 hrs and 1 mins long. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Why I read this book: I’ve loved this series and I wanted to see Krew in his element.
The snow is falling, the bells are ringing, and Krew is ready to celebrate the holidays with all his friends by throwing the most fabulous Krewmas party of the century!
There will be….
- Thirty sprigs of mistletoe (Ireland will be there, need I say more?)
- A tree full of sexy mermen (No explanations required.)
- A promiscuous Elf on the Shelf (Max can’t wrap his head around this one.)
- An atrocious casserole (Thanks, Adrian.)
- Creatively remastered Christmas carols (to help Krew get in the spirit)
- A bottle of aged whiskey (for Max…. See above.)
- Eight deliciously festive tubes of Chapstick (Um…. I’ll let Krew explain.)
- Baby Godzilla, aka Scarlett (Did you think Finn and Aven would miss this?)
- Unicorn horns, magnum-sized condoms, ugly sweaters, a baby Jesus (who probably should not have been invited), snow diving, and much, much more.
Oh, and if Krew can work a miracle, Santa might even…come.
Krewmas will be one for the record books. So many shenanigans even Krew himself may not be able to keep up.
This is a 50k Christmas novel full of fun and shenanigans.
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To read my review of Book 1, Owl’s Slumber, click here.
To read my review of Book 2, Shades of Darkness, click here.
To read my review of Book 3, Touch of Love, click here.
To read my review of Book 4, Fearless, click here.
To read my review of Book 5, Lost in a Moment, click here.
To read my review of Book 6, Cravings of the Heart, click here.
To red my review of Book 7, Heal With You, click here.
I had high expectations for this book – I’ve read every book in the series and loved Adam Gold performing them brilliantly. These books have made me cry, broken my heart, and given me hope – that men who’ve suffered various forms of trauma can survive and thrive then I’ll be okay too.
There have been moments of levity in the books – and most of them have been surrounding Krew. He appeared in this first book and has popped into most of the rest of them. I adore Krew. He’s sassy. He’s snarky. He’s demanding. And in Max, he’s discovered the perfect partner. Max knows how to let Krew thrive while keeping the chaos he creates to a minimum.
Until Christmas, that is. Max has no idea what he’s in for.
Krew, of course, wants the best Christmas ever. And he’s got plans for all his friends. Who all show up and wasn’t that just awesome? Each of the men with phobias are at different places on their roads to recovery, and I loved getting the updates. One in particular has always been a fave of mine and he takes a big step on Krew’s special day.
I loved the mermen ornaments. I adored Scarlett’s appearance and how she terrified Krew. I loved the Doritos (still snickering over that one). Every moment of this story was precious and, seriously, I just kept laughing.
All a little bittersweet, though, since I might not see the men again. Fingers crossed that Nicky has more instore for them.
Finally, I’ll end where I started – Adam Gold’s performance. Each of the main books had characters deeply immersed in pain. His performances reflect that. In this story? He starts the intro in Krew’s enthusiastic voice and carries through the entire book that way. I’d like to believe he had fun with this story – God knows, he made it shine for me. And with Krew in charge, you know everyone’s going to get into the Christmas spirit – even poor Max.
One last note, the toothpaste scene stole the show. I cannot recommend this book enough – it’ll go on my holiday relistens pile.
10/10 Pots of Gold (100% Recommended) – Compares to 5/5 Stars
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I live in the small town of Petrolia, Ontario, Canada and I am a mother to a wonderful teenage boy (didn’t think those words could be typed together…surprise) and wife to a truly supportive and understanding husband, who thankfully doesn’t think I’m crazy.
I have always had two profound dreams in life. To fall back hundreds of years in time and live in a simpler world, not bogged down by technology and to write novels. Since only one of these was a possibility I decided to make the other come alive on paper.
I write mm romance novels that take place in fantastical medieval-type settings and love to use the challenges of the times to give my stories and characters life.