Review: Rebound Remedy by Christine d’Abo

November 9, 2015 Review 2

Review: Rebound Remedy by Christine d’Abo

The last thing Cole expects to get for the holidays is dumped. But there he is, in the airport on his way to Banff for a romantic getaway, helplessly watching as his boyfriend’s ex declares undying love, proposes—and is accepted. With a few weeks to go until Christmas, Cole’s mood dives from jolly to jaded. But instead of sitting at home alone and feeling sorry for himself, he goes to his favorite bar, McGregor’s, for a pint and some company.

The moment Owen McGregor sets eyes on Cole, he knows there’s something wrong. So he takes it upon himself to ensure that Cole has a happy holiday: twelve outings for the twelve days before Christmas. Even if he can’t quite think up twelve activities that don’t involve getting the forlorn hunk into his bed.

With each outing they take together, Cole realizes that the love he thought he’d shared with his ex was less than perfect. And that Owen might prove to be more than just his rebound remedy.

Title: Rebound Remedy
Author: Christine d'Abo
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The Dom Around the Corner, 30 Days, Submissive Seductions, No Quarter
Published by Riptide Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: November 9th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, M/M Erotica, Male Male Romance
Pages: 155 pages
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Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: five-flames

Being dumped by your boyfriend, at the airport, leaving on a holiday trip, by his ex declaring his love, proposing, and then its accepted? All while you stand there with your mouth open realizing-yeah that really just happened!! Gosh I would be hurt, pissed, and upset too! That’s what happened to Cole. And I felt bad and sad and every other feeling of gloom you could come up with. This isn’t the first bad break-up Cole has had the joy of enduring either. This one, though, was so surprising. Then the holidays are coming. I wanted him to find a bit of cheer during the holiday season.

When Cole decides to go to his favorite bar and have a beer, he comes eye to eye with Owen, the bartender, who knows something’s up. Owen likes to help people. It’s one of the reasons he enjoys being a bartender. He wants to help Cole after his break-up so he suggests a few activities or outings to get them both away from their thoughts, and out having fun. He’s always been attracted to Cole but knew he was taken. Now, he realizes Cole has to have time to heal and doesn’t need to be a rebound guy, so they’ll go as friends. Although holiday magic could play a part…

Owen and Cole are nice guys and deserve one another. Their romance starts out as friends and slowly progresses. I liked the slow burn aspect of it and how they were questioning their feelings every chance they could. I wish one would’ve just spoke up here or there, but I understand it’s easier said than done. Cole and Owen just clicked but Cole was plain mixed up. Just out of a relationship he didn’t think had problems, and now seeing Owen and feeling things that he shouldn’t so quickly. He had stuff to work through to get his heart and head on the same field. I loved how Owen gave him time to do that.

All in all I enjoyed this Holiday season romance! It was a sweet story that made you feel good and rosy! I have enjoyed a lot of books by Christine d’Abo and definitely look forward to what she may come up with next!



Hello, my name is Christine d’Abo! Thank you so much for having me here on the blog today. I’m very honored to have been asked to participate in the 2015 Riptide Holiday charity anthology. The holidays are the perfect time to not only give back to our community, but to raise awareness of the struggles that some of our youth endure.


When these teens should be enjoying candy, presents, movies and fun, they’re struggling with their families, friends and their self-images. No one should feel anything but love and support this time of year.


This is my small way of helping out, of paying it forward. I want to challenge each of you to do something this holiday season to pay it forward. Volunteer at a local food bank, soup kitchen or other community support organization. Buy a stranger a coffee. Pay for the meal of a young family. Give someone a hug.


Every small act of kindness makes the world a better place.


I wish you all the best this holiday season.



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Rebound Remedy is one of Riptide’s 2015 charity titles.


Twenty percent of the proceeds from this title will be donated to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) National Help Center.


Founded in 1996, the GLBT National Help Center is a non-profit organization that provides vital peer-support, community connections and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Utilizing a diverse group of GLBT volunteers, they operate two national hotlines, the GLBT National Hotline and the GLBT National Youth Talkline, as well as private, volunteer one-to-one online chat, that help both youth and adults with coming-out issues, safer-sex information, school bullying, family concerns, relationship problems and a lot more.


To learn more about this charity or to donate directly, please visit their website:



About Christine


A romance novelist and short story writer, Christine has over thirty publications to her name. She loves to exercise and stops writing just long enough to keep her body in motion too. When she’s not pretending to be a ninja in her basement, she’s most likely spending time with her family and two dogs.


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