Stores open at midnight. Look for sales, the season’s hottest toys, long lines, fighting and two friends revealing their love for one another on Black Friday
Chaddrick had been friends with Xathan for years. Now that they are in college rooming together he realizes he’s actually fallen for his best friend. After having a long talk over Thanksgiving with his sister, he finally works up the courage to admit his feelings to his best friend…at the toy store he works at on Black Friday.
Xathan has given every signal to Chaddrick that he’s willing to move their friendship into relationship. He doesn’t want to lose the bond they have, but knows that Chaddrick is the one meant for him. So when he sees Chaddrick come stumbling through the toy store doors at his job…he has no idea what to expect. Tired of not admitting his feelings, he wants to tell his friend the truth. Will he be able to confess to his friend he’s in love with him and if so, can he do it in a store full of shoppers?
This is a cute story about two young guys, friends for a long time, who FINALLY get up the nerve to confess. My only confusion was WHY Chaddrick would pick Black Friday to do it, given that only someone living under a rock wouldn’t know how insane and impossible that would be.
Black Friday is not the big deal in Canada that it is in the US, in large part because it’s just a regular day for us, no holiday before, although some stores are starting it themselves. So for me to see the insider’s view of working in the stories was kind of fun, and I liked the two girls who make themselves comfy in the store and simply watch the show, including Chaddrick’s attempts to tell Xathan how he feels, except the constant stream of customers demanding attention keep stealing his opportunity.
That’s basically the gist of the story. Chaddrick is afraid he’ll wimp out if he doesn’t do it now. Both families are delighted for them, there’s not much drama as to how it will go, but the activity in the store, the sheer insanity of some people when it comes to getting a “deal” is amusing to watch from the outside. I’m just thankful for on-line shopping. So if you’re in the mood for something light and sweet with some humorous notes, this will fit the bill.