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Vincent's Thanksgiving Date

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  489 ratings  ·  78 reviews
Socially anxious Vincent has resigned himself to spending Thanksgiving alone this year, just him, the parade, and some pie. The last thing he expects is Cory, the handsome neighbor he's been daydreaming about, to knock on his door with a holiday crisis of his own. Vincent would love to help him, but he's afraid that the more time Cory spends with him, the sooner Vincent's ...more
Kindle Edition, 72 pages
Published November 10th 2014
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Cute and shy guy, his hot neighbor, Thanksgiving, too much fuss around the pies, no sex, some clichés. Not bad, but easily forgettable. It was not as bad as another holiday story I read just before this one, (view spoiler), I remember that much, so 2 stars.
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was ok
"Vincent's Thanksgiving Date" had the potential to be so much more instead it was just an "ok" short read for me. I was intrigued by the story line of Vincent, a shy guy, he suffers from anxiety attacks and has a crush of his good looking neighbor Cory.

Like I said the potential was definitely there, but instead I found myself bored. I think there was too much time spent inside Vincent's head not enough interaction between Vincent and Cory. The moments they did have were sweet, but for being a s
Nov 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Jennifer☠Pher☠ by: Catherine
Shelves: m-m, gobble-gobble
Oh, that was just the sweetest Thanksgiving story.

It made my feel so good inside and really hungry.

Both boys were just so cute. I loved all of their interactions and I loved being inside Vincent's head. It was really quite a mess but once he got it he really got it.

Perfect way to get ready for tomorrow!!

Nov 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-holidays
A wonderful little holiday story. I want to see more of these characters and I admit to being like Ricky because I want to know what happens with Lando as well! :D This was an incredibly sweet and emotional little read. I loved it.
4.5 Stars

This was simply delightful.

Vincent is just so relatable with his social anxiety and fear of failure, plus being a bit overweight & wearing glasses. I loved him. So hard. I loved the way he talked about his condition and how writing allows him to work without interacting with people much. I also adore the he talked about Lando (his book protagonist). In some ways that character was him, but also a stylized, more outgoing and personable version of him. The way that I think Vincent wis
Nov 22, 2014 rated it liked it
I really liked this Thanksgiving story and Vincent was so sweet, shy and charming I wanted to hug the stuffing out of him. I definitely would have given it an additional star if it were either shortened to short-story length or lengthened to at least a full novella. Just when the connection happened it was over so I couldn't fully swoon over any HEA and this story had a lot of swoon potential. I would love to read about their relationship as it grows. I love the thought of all the "moments" thes ...more
Mar 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-mm
When it comes to R. Cooper I am totally biased...

Just wanted to be honest about this. I love this author. One of my absolute favorite books is "A Wealth of Unsaid Words" I devoured that book, couldn't put it down and sure enough as soon as I started reading "Vincent's Thanksgiving Date" I knew this was a repeat performance and it was. I loved Vincent maybe because I share some of his anxieties when it comes to social situations especially if it's a larger group of people. I so understood his s
Nov 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m-romance, sweet
R. Cooper can write her way into my cold, black heart. This was sweet and smishy without being oogie.
This is a really cute read. I loved Vincent and Cory. I loved seeing them feel their away around each other and if the other was interested or not. I really liked how Vincent's anxiety was written, it was respectful and the other characters didn't mock him or make it an issue. I'm just sad this is so short. I would LOVE to revisit them.
Nov 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Cute holiday read.
*** 3.5 Stars ***

This was a totally PG Thanksgiving tale (no sex), but still super enjoyable. I liked how the story was told from Vincent's perspective so that you really got to know him - his sweetness, anxiety, quirks and all - yet Cory was no less present in the story as a result. I loved seeing his initial maneuvers, how he readjusted his approach according to Vin's reactions (or lack thereof), and how he basically just keep at it no matter how oblivious Vin was to his intentions. The persis
Jenn (not Lily)
Sep 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lendable, winter-read
11/22/18: Third time this story is still a charm!

Re-read 11/25/16: just as sweet, as heart-warming, as quietly sexy the second time. Love R. Cooper stories!

Awesome short read, with fantastic dysfunctional real people characters! Read it now to get ready for next Thursday!
Nov 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Aww...that was sweet. What a cute couple :)

3.5 stars, rounded up because my heart has yet to regain non-melted form.
Nov 29, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

This was a lovely sweet story. I'm not American so Thanksgiving is something I only know in principle. I've got to say that some of the food. . . well, I knew turkey was involved, but isn't sweet potato already sweet enough without adding sugar? Is that real? And tinned pie fillings? I'm now wondering is it pie or tart and what the heck is in the tins? Pie filling is fruit so from a tin. . . ? Why so many pies as well? Also gammon ham at the same meal as turkey? And something about mars
I am a big fan of R. Cooper and this holiday slow burn is one of my favorties. We get a clueless introvert writer hero and his nieghbor who is kind.

This is an engaging working class romance writing in Copper's tender, touching, steady building heart, lyrical style.

Good stuff!
Dec 05, 2014 rated it liked it
A sweet little holiday read.

Vincent was a fun character and Cory was perfect for him.

A fun read to start the season
Jan 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Sweet as pie

Vin is complicated and very brave, luckily Cory believes Vin is worth the work. I loved their group of friends, especially Ricky in a turkey hat
Feb 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Short but sweet Thanksgiving tale. 4 solid stars.
Katrina Passick Lumsden
This story really had a lot of potential that it, unfortunately, did not live up to. Vincent was an extremely well-written and believable character. I suffer from anxiety/panic disorder, so his reactions to social situations and his near constant, soul-crushing fear were relatable and believable. I couldn't really wrap my head around the character of Cory, though. His actions were disjointed, and some of the interactions between characters were written in such a lackadaisical fashion that the st ...more
Nov 24, 2014 rated it liked it
I was enjoying this story when suddenly finished.
OMG where are the sex scenes??? Bummer!! I was looking forward for them.
And I'm not very fond of HFN either, a sequel would be great.
4.5 stars

All the good feels, wonderful writing .. adorable characters.

Wish it were longer.

*happy sigh*
Pleasant Thanksgiving short. I liked it, but it lacked sparkle and was a little bland. This author has wowed me many times, so maybe I hold her to higher standards. Not my favourite of hers. I read this the day before Thanksgiving, and it was appropriately festive, but I was hoping for more.
Leigh Kramer
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This was the SWEETEST short story!!!! I loved Cory’s friends and how Cory and Vincent are around each other. Vin so clearly doesn’t see himself the way everyone else does and I was just a puddle over it. Cooper managed to do a lot with little and I'm really impressed with how the story built and the promise of potential between Cory and Vincent.
Tara♥ {MindforBooks}

That was not what I hoped it would be. I spotted this on Amazon around Thanksgiving and thought it sounded sweet. It was kind of disappointing and it's a pity because it has so much potential.

Vincent's anxiety just seemed to take over everything and while I appreciate that it was an important plot point it was just non stop. It was referred to in what felt like every single page. I know that this is of course a very real thing for a lot of people but it just dominated Vincent and Cory's story.
Vfields Don't touch my happy!
Not Perfect But Sweet Vincent's Thanksgiving Date by B Cooper is a short moment in time leading up to Thanksgiving in Vincent's life. A change can happen if he could just pluck up the courage this once and let it happen. He meets Cory who is a gentle, adorable, little neighbor who sees something in Vincent and is willing to gently, ease his anxieties while getting under Vincent's skin. This tale is low on the 'hot-o-meter' Cooper chose instead to focus on character interaction to tell the story. ...more
Lois - Who Reads
This author has a knack for creating wonderful and adorable characters that have no idea how other people see them. Vincent has some serious social anxiety that makes it very difficult for him to talk to people. He beats himself up for every pause, every answer, and every blush. The descriptions of Vincent's anxiety and how he felt about it were very insightful.

When his neighbor, Cory, comes over in need of a ride to the store to buy Thanksgiving dinner supplies Vincent gathers up all his coura
Dec 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Absolutely charming! For every one of us that has crushed on someone from afar or been overwhelmed by our insecurities. The way Cory guides Vincent along, nurturing his courage and luring him in for his declaration of affection is so sweet. I love the touch of Vincent trying to decide if he should "take a pill"--his anti-anxiety medication to go to the party. Couper is so good with the details, all the little touches that fill out the characters and set the scene. I actually stumbled across this ...more
Nov 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, mm, holidays
Another lovely story from R. Cooper dealing with those things that plague us but aren't readily apparent to others. Vincent suffers from social anxiety but he's notices his neighbor for some time. When Cory finally asks Vincent for a favor, it is with some serious trepidation that Vincent complies. He has always found Cory attractive, but he's avoided any real contact with him because of his anxieties. But Cory has other plans :) And there is pie!
Gretta Wier
Feb 25, 2015 rated it really liked it

Needs improvement I loved their relationship but found Vincent to be a bit much at times. Loved courts friends. I wanted the story to go a bit further than it did also the end was a bit anticlimactic.
Nov 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
A quick,sweet, romantic story about a guy who is super anxious and awkward. Very cute.
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“was more than nerves, that he felt like he was gasping for air when he tried to speak. He didn’t understand why other people found silence so uncomfortable when it had never bothered him. But every time he was quiet for too long, he could see people start to wonder what was wrong with him. Then he’d get cold and his palms would get sweaty, and he’d know from the knot in his stomach that he’d done it again; he’d alienated someone else with his inability to talk politely about things that didn’t matter.” 1 likes
“So,” Cory hummed, “you like men who can feed you.” He appeared thoughtful.” 1 likes
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