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Talk Turkey by Bru Baker

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Book Series
A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Advent Calendar package "Sleigh Ride
Authors
About the Author
Bru Baker got her first taste of life as a writer at the tender age of four when she started publishing a weekly newspaper for her family. What they called nosiness she called a nose for news, and no one was surprised when she ended up with degrees in journalism and political science and started a career in journalism.

Bru spent fifteen years writing for newspapers before making the jump to fiction. She now works in reference and readers' advisory in a Midwestern library, though she still finds it hard to believe someone's willing to pay her to talk about books all day. Most evenings you can find her curled up with a mug of tea, some fuzzy socks, and a book or her laptop. Whether it’s creating her own characters or getting caught up in someone else’s, there’s no denying that Bru is happiest when she’s engrossed in a story. She and her husband have two children, which means a lot of her books get written from the sidelines of various sports practices
Publication Date
December 01, 2015
Pages
58
ISBN
978-1-63476-960-0
Carson is a California transplant settling into life in the Windy City. On his first Christmas away from home, he assures his worried family he’ll be having a real Christmas dinner.Recent culinary school graduate Tom Stockton earns some extra money giving out cooking advice at the Talk Turkey hotline. Tom’s honeyed voice and sharp sense of humor are attractive to the lonely Carson, and Carson finds reasons to call the hotline again and again. But on Christmas Eve, Carson’s call is less playful and more panicked with the big meal looming. Carson is just looking for advice, but Tom has a surprise in store that might lead to much more.

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A delicious Christmas treat.
(Updated: December 15, 2015)
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It seems to rain holiday novellas at this time of year. Not that I'm complaining. With all the frantic running around it's great to pick up a quick short read to relax at the end of the day. It's particularly great when you pick up a novella like Talk Turkey. Bru Baker is a master at combining characters you connect with and adore from page one, funny and at times hysterically ridiculous scenarios, and hot MC's with heart. 

Carson Saxton picked the worst possible time to start a new job and move from California to Chicago. Who moves towns between thanksgiving and Christmas, leaving no time to make new friends to spend the holiday with? That's a question Carson finds himself pondering repeatedly, as he also reflects on the wisdom of promising his mother he'd cook a full roast turkey for himself on Christmas Day. The fact that he can't even make a BLT sandwich without almost burning the house down should have factored into his decision making process. 

Enter Tom Stockton, the man with the incredibly sexy voice on the end of the Talk Turkey helpline. Tom is a culinary school graduate making extra cash for the holidays by helping call ins with all their Turkey dilemmas. Carson and Tom quickly discover a mutual sense of humour, laughing through many absurd turkey related dramas. Carson will find any excuse to call Tom, just to hear his gorgeous voice, and given that he is entirely alone in a new city, to ease his loneliness. Can Carson find a way to connect with Tom in real life? Will Tom be interested in meeting the hysterical, if disarmingly useless cook, at the other end of his phone? A heavy snow storm grounding Christmas Eve flights and a laugh out loud "accidental turkey fisting" incident mean that fate might just work in their favour. 

This book is the perfect antidote to the craziness of the holiday season. A brilliant escape that will grab you from page one and make you laugh (or in my case, giggle snort) at the guys interactions and Carson's antics. I read it in one sitting and was left with a huge smile on my face at the end. 

A highly recommended, 5 star, holiday novella. 
JB
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