This story is set at Thanksgiving time and I was looking for something to help me start to wind up that holiday spirit. I wasn't sure what to expect from this one, but for the most part, I really enjoyed it.
Hank has a really complitcated family life. His parents are divored and both had remarried several times. His Thanksgiving routine to see all his relatives is something of an Olympic event. He visits the grandparents, his multiple step - parents and even his estranged Dad. It is a nice reminder that we all have relationships that can be complicated. I could see the holiday parade and taste the hot chocolate. I loved the friendships that Hank had with his friends from college. I loved the nicknames because, for me, that made the characters more real. I think that guys do give one another stupid nicknames and each one fit.
The only aspect in the book that I found.... confusing.... is the relationship between Hank and Erin. Hank worked through so much to be with Erin but she didn't seem like she was always willing to do the same.
All in all though, this book was a solid 4 out of 5 stars for me and if you are looking for a book to kick off your holiday season, this is a good choice.