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Bianca's Plan (The Boy Who Came in from the Cold 0.5)

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A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2012 Advent Calendar collection Evergreen.

Bianca worries that her daddy, Gavin, is lonely and decides he needs a boyfriend for Christmas. So she enlists her father's best friend, the straight and unattached Curtis. Gavin has a Christmas wish, too, and Curtis setting him up on disastrous dates isn't part of it! Meanwhile, Curtis finds lif
ebook, 91 pages
Published November 30th 2012 by Dreamspinner Press
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You know when you read a story and you just want to shake one of the MCs because he's just being so stubborn? This is one of those and Curtis, I'm looking at you! O_o

This is a sweet holiday story about two best friends and roommates, Curtis and Gavin, who need a nudge in the right direction. That the nudge comes from Bianca, Gavin's ten year old daughter, is the really sweet part. She's an old soul who is really adorable in her plotting.

I like this little world that Thomas has created in Kansas
Mandy*reads obsessively*
Gavin is gay, he lives in a very gay friendly building ( Oscar Wilde apartments! love it! ) and he is looking for love in all the wrong places, great, now i have that song stuck in my head...anyway, losers and such and now he is in love with his best friend Curtis.His straight friend Curtis, did I mention Gavin isn't having any luck in the love department?
Oh, and Gavin is raising his daughter Bianca ( mother *conveniently* died when Bianca was a baby).
Curtis lives in the same building as Gavin,
Jun 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: re-read
Cute short story about 10 year old Bianca's plan to find her dad Gavin a boyfriend for Christmas. Bianca wants the help of his best friend Too bad Curtis is straight because they all love and care for him. This is a tale of finding love in the most unexpected ways and when you least expect it.
**Just a sweet story. Blanca is one smart cookie!
Dec 20, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015

Another sweet romance from Dreamspinners Evergreen Advent calender. Seasonal tales that are set around Xmas but not drenched in seasonal sentimentality. From the get go there's no doubt how this is all going to pan out so don't expect any surprises but that doesn't stop it from being an enjoyable and in this case, charming read about a little girl who just wants her daddy to have a boyfriend for her Xmas present , and she knows exactly who she wants that to be - her dads best,but straight, frien ...more
Lexi Ander
Dec 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
So sweet and funny. Bianca is adorable. I laughed through the whole date with Blue. This is a great feel good read that I will definitely pull out again.
Serena Yates
Dec 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: gay
This story made me laugh, grin at Bianca's cleverness, and sigh in happiness at the end. What more could you want from a Christmas story? As far as I am concerned, any story, really, but the fact that this one is set around Christmas makes it even more special. I liked all three characters (yes, even stubborn, blinders-wearing Curtis), and the love they shared was wonderful to witness. The fact that their antics, some of them disturbingly realistic, made me laugh on top of that was a bonus.

Dec 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Reviewed for Hearts On Fire Reviews

This story was like Christmas hot chocolate with marshmallows. It’s gooey, a little bit too sugary sometimes but leaves you feeling warm and happy. Gavin and Curtis are the best of friends. Gavin is in love with the straight Curtis, but they both put this aside in order to maintain their friendship. Curtis is not gay, he wants children. So the het sex isn’t all that great? It’s just him. He wants children.

There was a confusing moment when a flashback occurs sh
Dec 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, m-m, short, sweet
Precocious ten-year-old Bianca playing matchmaker for the two clueless guys was super-cute, Gavin stumbling from date to disastrous date was amusing to watch, and I rooted for poor thickheaded Curtis to finally have his epiphany. This author's down-to-earth, heartfelt voice was just the thing to keep this story from falling into the saccharine category.
A proper Christmas "fairy" tale!
Dec 22, 2012 rated it liked it
Nice story, but I couldn't care much for Curtis' I-love-him-I-love-him-not inner dialogues. The only thing he hasn't done yet is counting the flower petal thingy and he'd be perfect as Bianca's playmate. Oh, wait...
Jun 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a sweet story with a nice happy ending. I listened to it on audio book and enjoyed the narration. A pleasant way to while away a couple of hours while I was sitting in the car. 3.5 stars
Morgan  Skye
Nov 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Bianca, Gavin’s 10 year old daughter is trying to get her dad a boyfriend for Christmas. She enlists the help of their mutual, straight neighbor/friend, Curtis to set Gavin up on some blind dates, since Gavin has been alone for the last two years.

Co-incidentally, two years ago is when Curtis moved in, and it’s no secret Gavin is harboring a huge crush on the straight guy. Curtis feels guilty about this crush so he elects to help Bianca, even though each set up leaves him angry and vaguely unsett
Elisa Rolle
A nice seasonal romance, Christmas + kid is a sure recipe for success. Bianca "Bee" is the only daughter of a single gay dad; the story is old, Gavin and his best girl friend from high school got together only one time at prom night and Bee was the result of that. It is possible their story was fated to end, maybe like friends, but unfortunately Bee's mother passed away in a car accident, and now Gavin has decided to move to the big city and moreover to a gay friendly condo. There he meets Curti ...more
Secretly Reading
Dec 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Originally review for The Book Vixen

Bianca’s Plan is a light, fun MM romance of best friends who become lovers due to one lead’s precocious matchmaking daughter. Bianca worries her dad, Gavin, is lonely and enlists the help of his seemingly straight best friend, Curtis, to set Gavin up with potential boyfriends. I loved the relationship between Bianca and her dad and Curtis. These three are already a family and the holiday season shows them this. Yes, Bianca is the classic adorable plot moppet b
I give this 2.5 stars. For all of its absurdity, I did find it entertaining, so it gets an extra half star for that.

This book. *shakes head*

Between the ridiculous lines (see my status updates for some examples), the hilariously (not to mention predictably and stereotypically) bad dates, Curtis's "Inner Voice," and the exclamations! Once they! Finally! Got naked!... There was a lot to criticize. So I won't bother.

The plot itself was sweet, though, even if I did find ALL of the characters irrit
I like B.G. Thomas writing. It's sweet and funny, and usually a bit over the top. In Bianca's Plan he delivers another short, solid, great story. Nearly perfect. The only glitch was the final sex scene - the description of this 'earth-shattering' experience was just overdone.
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Feb 10, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m, family, kid, best-friends
Before you say anything about my rating of the book: I believe its a good book. Though not exactly something I could fully enjoy. Cus:
1. It was too sweet for me (well...hey)
2. It didnt quite pull me in.
3. The end was just so much of a sweet bomb I was wondering how come there was no sugar melting into caramel around me.
Just as I said. Its a good book (for someone whos into sweet romances). Readable also (otherwise I would left it right after reading few pages). Just not a style I quite dig
Dec 22, 2012 rated it liked it
This was a 5-star read until we got to the sex. I loved the MC:s and Curtis' internal dialogue was funny. Unfortunately, the author ruined it by making them have their first anal sex without lube but still writing that Gavin was wet inside. Okay, how the HELL is that possible? Did he have diarrhea? I laughed out loud then and the whole "first time experiencing gay sex" for Curtis, which should have been a wonderful pivotal moment of the story turned into a complete bust. There was also WAY to mu ...more
Dec 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: z-2012, mm-read
Bianca wants her father, Gavin, to find a boyfriend so she hatches a sneaky plan. With the help of her father's best friend, Curtis, she tries to find the perfect man for her dad. Each time Gavin meets a new man they turn out to be weird or self-centred or just plain idiots. Meanwhile, Curtis is beginning to think he knows who the perfect man for Gavin might be. I really liked the extra sneaky reveal of Bianca's plan right at the end of the story.
Edina Rose
Dec 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Smart little Bianca. She played her dad and her dad's best friend to get them together. Cute. The only thing I didn't like was the best friend's reluctance to accept that he was gay because... he wanted kids!!! He already treated Bianca like his kid and Bianca always said he was one of her daddies! So, he already had a kid, and he was in love with the kid's dad. Why the conflict then?
Dec 10, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: i-own, m-m, holidays
So, first off this was really sweet and cute. Easy to read and nice with the holidays and family. However, *wince* I really disliked that little girl. I found the other dates to be almost comical and not in a good way, and describing oral sex as taking communion was just no. However, I thought it was a fine read, and I liked the two MCs.
3.5 stars.

Really cute, fluffy romance about two best friends, one of who is gay but doesn't know it, and the other one's daughter who has a plan to get the two men together. A sweet, engaging read.

This book was gifted to me by its author. Thanks, Ben. :)
Blue Dragon
Dec 11, 2012 rated it it was ok
Cute premise and mildly entertaining.

Then I got to the sex scene and my personal pet peeve...anal sex with no lube of any sort, no prep, and the person hasn't had sex in a while AND it doesn't hurt! Hmm,
Aug 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was soo much fun to read. It was a very simple short story but it was charming. Lovely characters.
And Gavin's dates? Hilarious! God, poor guy!

Dec 05, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: christmas
This is another Gay for you, best friends become lovers, and I love this kind of stories.
However, it wasn't as good as other stories I read in the past.
Dec 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
LOL I really loved this story. It was funny and cute.A great holiday read. Never underestimate a 9 year old girl. This is a must read, it will make you all warm inside during these cold winter days.
Liz (Bugetta)
Cute but boardering on too cute.
Amneris Di Cesare
Nov 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very simple, classic romance story but beautifully written and characterized and loved from the very first minute. There's nothing to say about it so, must give it 5 stars.
May 26, 2017 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this one! is really cute and the story goes in a very good timing :)
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B.G. Thomas lives in Kansas City with his husband for nearly fifteen years and was legally married in 2014. Ehey have a fabulous little dog, Sarah Jane. He sees his wonderful daughter just often enough to miss her when she isn't there! He has a romantic soul and is extraordinarily lucky to have many friends.
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