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When an unexpected package is delivered on December 14th, Martin is more than a little intrigued by the contents—especially as they're from his boyfriend, Dennis, and come with instructions to wear them when they go to dinner with Dennis' parents the following night.And that's only the beginning of Dennis' suggestive gifts....

Title : The 12 Days of Dennis
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ISBN : 9781620042984
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 166 Pages
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The 12 Days of Dennis Reviews

  • Debra
    2019-03-13 20:39

    This is somewhere in the 2.5 star range for me. It started off funny, but sort of lost me along the way. I liked the idea of it, but I wanted a little more of a feel for Dennis and Martin other than just knowing Dennis is rich and Martin is his boyfriend. I was actually more interested in them and their dynamic than the gift giving, but that isn't the focus of the story. So much of the book was also telling, not showing, especially when it came to a lot of Martin's reactions. All in all it just didn't really work for me.

  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    2019-03-07 22:39

    **2.5 stars**This was... odd. I don't know really how to describe it other than "over the top." Basically, the story centers around Martin and his extremely wealthy boyfriend, Dennis, who likes to gift him crazy things for the 12 days of Christmas. Though the premise was cute, I didn't like the main characters that much and didn't connect with them as a couple. For one, I thought that Dennis was kind of pushy with his gifts and didn't seem to have an issue with making Martin uncomfortable. I felt like the two guys had a strange dynamic. The wealth thing also was weird for me. I didn't know what to make of Dennis and I often felt like he just a caricature of a person. I wanted more emotion and less panties and drunkenness. All in all, not a bad holiday story but not really my taste. If you are looking for a camp-tastic story, then give this one a go.**Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review**

  • MLE
    2019-03-12 00:40

    I received this book as an ARC through Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.This story had a cute premise, but it quickly became just too absurd to be believed. The ridiculously rich boyfriend, an indoor pool, a home theater, and an elevator felt more like a caricature than a real person, and I never really got a handle on who the main character was at all. The gifts started out a bit silly and just went south from there. By the time the eye rolling, overdone finale came I had lost all interest, and belief in the story. I had hoped for silly fun, but it read more like a farce, and lacked any of the warmth and spark I was looking for.

  • Sandra
    2019-03-08 23:45

    I don't know how to rate this over the top short story that had me cringing in places and lulzing in others. And no sex on page, btw.  Full review to come.Naughty, for sure. Over the top, definitely. Yet oddly amusing, even if the sex was only alluded to. Also, copious amounts of alcohol played a role.

  • Nic
    2019-03-13 23:52

    The Twelve Days Of Dennis was built around a really cute idea. Martin's boyfriend Dennis starts sending him sexy little presents, a new one each day with a short note attached.Each chapter starts with the little piece of the carol....A condom in a jockstrap, two lace panties... and we see Martin's reaction plus hear a little bit about what happened with the items the night before. It's not until quite a way into the book that we actually meet Dennis.I loved the idea but somehow it lost it's lustre about the sixth day of Christmas - six gay ganders? really? It was still a sweet story but departed into the slightly weird. Dennis is a cross-dressing business man with lots of money but his 'surprise' Christmas party seems a bit eccentric rather than romantic. I sometimes think that less is more and this was the case with this book. Poor drunk Martin, not even remembering how the evening ended was the final disappointment.Martin - you really shouldn't drink those Pink Flamingoes!So all-in-all, 3 stars because the idea was cute to start with!** Review of the ARC, not the final proofed manuscript. Copy kindly provided by the publisher via Netgalley in return for an honest review. This book is due for release 18th December **I publish all my m/m reviews on my blog so if you want to see all my m/m reviews in one place come visit at Because Two Men Are Better Than One!

  • Marc | Rainbow Gold Reviews
    2019-02-28 00:42

    Hi :) Time for the next review! As I just started receiving Netgalley ARCs for honest reviews, you will see several in the coming days, but I always try to read a few just for fun challenges :P (and though I don't read very fast, there are still quite a few of those as well). Check out the blog I just started reviewing in to see more of my review: Facts: ARC; Released by LT3P on December 18th, 2013The cover: I think it works really great for this book. You see the typical holiday stuff identifying that it's about Christmas, but then you see the condom wrappers and you know it's not your typical holiday fare. The title: In combination with the cover, the title alluding to the famous Christmas song referenced in the book works like a blurb tat doesn't have to be read. Readers get the basic idea, just by looking at the book.The story: I love not knowing what to suspect and being surprised by what happens. With all these Kitschy holiday stories released, that follow the same pattern, this one actually seemed fresh, naughty and entertaining, even while the plot was OTT. I actually thing it would have helped the book a lot if everything that happened was for a greater purpose, because then it wouldn't have seemed quite so unreal and would have gotten an even better rating from me. But as I've said before, I'm usually easy (pausing for jokes to die down). As long as a book entertains me, I won't give it a bad rating and this one made me smirk and smile and laugh and continuously surprised me. It actually kind of bothered me that the condom in a jock strap can't really be sung in the referenced song (though every other present could). But this short gem really made my train ride home fun and I can absolutely recommend this one ;)

  • Megan
    2019-03-15 16:48

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.Dennis gives his boyfriend, Martin a present everyday (well, nearly everyday) in the spirit of the classic song 'The 12 Days of Christmas'. Sweet and funny. Dennis gives the presents a modern spin like condoms and lace panties but there is one hilarious day where he decides to go traditional and gives Martin live geese. I say nearly ever day because days 8-12 are done in one night via Dennis hiring Martin's favorite singer and a bunch of proactive men to perform the remaining days. The characters, Dennis and Martin, didn't seem to have proper personalities. I kept mixing them up on who liked what kinks and what they looked like in my head. It was a bit frustrating that they weren't fleshed out. They didn't seem to mold together as a couple either. It seemed to random that Dennis was filthy rich (he can afford to gift his boyfriend geese, his favorite singer and has a elevator and an indoor pool in his home) while Martin was most likely middle-class. Simple things could have made the writing in this book better. Like in the last set of the 12 days of Christmas, Dennis gets his boyfriend's favorite singer to perform the song. First time in the entire novel we heard of this singer. If Martin really did fawn over this woman, maybe a good use of foreshadowing would have been for Martin to mention at least that he was fanboy of his singer? Like maybe her new album dropped or something and he was hoping to get it for Christmas. Stuff like that could have made this story a little more enjoyable.Side note, there's a lot of crossdressing as a kink in this book so if that turns you off or squicks you than probably stay away.

  • Tammy
    2019-03-19 21:44

    You can guess from the title that this book takes a hint from the song. On the first day of Christmas Dennis gives his lover something sexy and kinky. We read all about Martin receiving the package, talking to the delivery man, opening the package. And then nothing. Then on the next day Martin mentions the awesome sex he had the night before. This continues through the first five days. Then things speed up and we read about Martin and Dennis together. They're funny, they're loving, this book is cute. The big, over the top finale is played for laughs and it really is funny. But... this novella is lacking something. Maybe it's just that the book itself doesn't match the advertising? And it's definitely that the first five days were all tell and no show. (There doesn't have to be sex, but I really do need more from a story than "so last night this happened and now it's over.")I wanted to like this book way more than I did.(Provided by publisher)

  • Pjm12
    2019-03-04 21:49

    Oh lordy this was very funny, and so outrageous. I didn't quite believe Dennis could execute all those plans. What I liked most were all the things that weren't said. Like how rich Dennis must be and what Martin does for a job and how the boys met. All the little details that we are often over-subjected to(can I phrase it like that?) are not important here, even though the narrative is infused with gaps.My only disappointment was that Martin kept drinking so much, he forgot a lot of it. What a shame. Very fun, very kinky Christmas you guys!This copy was provided by the publisher via Netgalley and received with thanks. Due out on the 18th of December I believe.

  • Melanie
    2019-03-03 18:45

    While the 12 days of gift giving is a fun idea, the gifts given here were a little out there. Some of them were great, some creative, but some.... just cray-cray! We're introduced to Martin receiving gift 1 from Dennis right away. The story is somewhat segmented & doesn't really flow but it's a quick read & has some fun moments. I would like some of day 7 please.I was provided with a free ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • NancyM
    2019-02-20 22:45

    I think that sums my reaction up nicely. Okay maybe the running away part is overkill, but there were plenty "wtf?!?" moments.

  • Solange
    2019-03-12 17:42

    I found it very hard to get into and stay in the story with the way it was written, and after giving it three tries, I had to put it aside. It's an original concept, but it didn't work for me.

  • Lucy
    2019-02-24 00:06

    The concept for this story is just as the title would suggest – it’s the twelve days of Christmas, Dennis style. Which means there are condoms in the jock strap instead of partridges in the pear tree and the golden rings belong on a cock, not a finger. I loved this idea. The story would have gotten a 4 had it continued the way it started. Martin is getting one delivery a day starting on December 14 from his very rich lover, Dennis. The gifts are all sexual in nature and come with a note from Dennis himself. Since they are meant by Dennis to be used on the day of delivery, including dinner at Martin’s parents and double dating with friends, Martin is both appalled and a little excited. He’s even happier the day after, when each gift has been put to use, kinky style. It fell apart some for me, however, as it continued because when it hit the six gay ganders, Dennis began to come across as, I don’t know, thoughtless? He is very involved in whatever his work entails (we really don’t know) and for the grand finale of the gifts Martin gets not only plastered but humiliated as well. And doesn’t remember his gifts anyway. That was so disappointing because before day six they were an awesome couple (and Dennis cross-dressing, I had high hopes for that) and I hated to see it turn into rich guy doing whatever he wanted. I loved the concept, as I said, and the writing so I will definitely try this author again.

  • Eli
    2019-02-28 19:06

    Things this story contains (in no particular order):* the 1% being extravagantly wasteful with their money* un- and undernegotiated kinks* public humiliation* gay dudes suffering from subtle but still icky misogyny* irresponsible gifting of live animals* two protagonists I could barely tell apart* a character who spent an entire scene replying to everything that was said to him by saying, "How rude!" in a Jar Jar Binks voice* sex scenes offered not on-page but in clunky "as-you-know-Bob" discussions between the participants the next morning (I'm perfectly happy with romance stories that don't contain explicit sex scenes. But if you're going to leave them off-page, leave them off-page. Don't add morning-monologue detailing what we missed)The story starts out cute and fun but quickly becomes ridiculous. By the end, I was reading as much to see how much worse things could get as because I was invested in the story.And let me say this: yes, everyone is responsible for their own actions. HOWEVER, if my significant other, after discovering what strong, deleterious effects hard liquor has on me, (view spoiler)[were to stand by and do nothing while I got blackout drunk and stripped in front of a roomful of strangers, (hide spoiler)] I would not be thanking them the next day. I would be shopping for a new significant other.

  • Shirley Frances
    2019-02-20 16:52

    Hmmm, where to start? I'd like to say that I enjoyed this story thoroughly, but then I won't be completely honest with you. Was it amazing? Sadly no. Was it good? Eh, nope. It wasn't horrible, it was Okay, odd and over the top, but okay.Martin keeps receiving these ridiculous gifts from his boyfriend Dennis and as the days passed the gifts keep getting weirder and weirder. Some were fun and I enjoyed reading Martin's reaction to them. Others, well I didn't see their point.Anyway, that's not here nor there. The story just didn't work for me. Other than towards the end, I didn't get to see any kind of chemistry and/or connection between the main characters. There was a lot of alcohol and reminiscing of events passed as the gifts were put to use. But I didn't really see much interaction between the characters, so that right there threw me off the story.Like I said, there were some fun moments. But everything came together in a messy kind of way and I couldn't find it in me to really care.All in all, a fun, if over the top story, with a pair of odd characters and an abundance of gift giving. *I received this title from the publisher in exchange of my honest opinion.

  • Crystal Marie
    2019-03-05 20:51

    3.5 Paws! Everyone knows the 12 days of Christmas song. But trust me, this was just hilarious to read and I couldn’t put it down once I started it.In this short novella, we get to spend time with Martin as his boyfriend Dennis decides to do the 12 Days of Dennis this year. I have yet to read a book that made me laugh so much, yet you could tell that there was a lot of thought put into the story. I mean honestly, some of the stuff that was brought up for the Christmas gifts was just awesome.A couple complaints that I had with the book was even though it was hilarious, at times it felt like there was too much going on. And it felt like the story was a bit rushed to me as well. I didn’t really understand what Dennis being a cross dresser had to do with the story, it felt like it was just thrown in there.Overall, I think that if you are looking for a hilarious short read, and you enjoy the M/M genre you should check into this book.

  • Cynthia
    2019-03-06 17:42

    To read more of my reviews, please visit is a cute, fun short story for Christmas. Martin is surprised by his lover, Dennis, when he receives sexy gifts several days in a row before Christmas. Martin seems like an easy going guy and Dennis is on the fun, kinky side, but he definitely does everything out of love.I would love to know more about these two characters and their back story. Dennis is clearly rich beyond words but there's nothing in the story about how Dennis and Martin meet. Their occupation is a mystery too.Overall, this is an entertaining, fun read for the holiday season. There are plenty of misunderstandings, crazy gifts, and debauchment with alcohol in the story.*review copy received in exchange for an honest review*

  • Brandilyn
    2019-03-18 20:48

    The 12 Days of Dennis… hmm what can I say about this one? I really don’t know what I think about it. So lets start with the easiest question…Did I enjoy it? Yes I did.Was it what I expected? Not even remotely.Would I recommend it to my friends? Sure. If they are looking for a light holiday read, absolutely.What is my favorite thing about the book? It doesn’t take itself too seriously.What else did you like about it? It never does what I expect it to do. Every time I said “oh this is going to happen now”, I was wrong. This is NOT a bad thing :)Would you read more from this couple? Absolutely.Find the Full review at Prism Book Alliance

  • Issa
    2019-03-16 17:06

    The first few chapters of this were a lot of fun. Dennis sends his boyfriend Martin a gift for the 12 days of Christmas. The first few boxes were funny and I loved the letters Dennis left explaining what happened with the previous gift. But as things continued they became more over the top, the pacing kept switching and slowing down, and by the time the end came I just skimmed. A wonderful premise that just didn't quite make it.

  • Hearts On Fire Reviews
    2019-03-16 20:08

    Reviewed by: LucyGenre: M/M Holiday3.5 HeartsSee Review Here: Hearts On Fire ReviewsFacebook link:

  • Rissa
    2019-03-14 17:03

    Dennis definitely gets points for creativity in my book! :) I thought this was funny! I enjoyed this short story! And I love how Martin just accepted it because come on, the intentions were good! ;)

  • Lori
    2019-03-01 19:07

    A fun& quick read.

  • Shayla Mist
    2019-03-14 21:49

    i loved this book. It was cute and very fun. A perfect Christmas read.