Wilson is a reporter at the tabloid Sensational News (Never fake! We swear!). He’s been dispatched to a small town in northern California to do a story on several reports of Bigfoot sightings. Wilson’s not exactly thrilled, but he packs a bag and heads out for (what he thinks is) another weekend working on another ridiculous story. However, Wilson is pleasantly surprised by the town, the B&B he’s staying in, the farmers’ market, and a cute, perky man named Oliver.
Soon, Wilson finds himself wrapped up in what’s turning into an interesting investigation…and wrapped up in his developing feelings for Oliver. Then, Wilson sees something he shouldn’t. Will he be able to return to Chicago and move on with his life? Will he and Oliver be able to continue their relationship? Does Bigfoot really exist? You have to read Weekend at Bigfoot’s to find out.
What a sweet and fun novella! I’ve never read anything Bigfoot oriented, so I jumped on this book and I am so glad I did! Weekend at Bigfoot’s made me smile. I found it to be clever, funny, sexy, and sweet. The story sucked me in from the beginning, and it didn’t let me go until the very end. I felt like I was immersed in small town life with rich details without being bogged down by them. The characters were charming and down to earth, and the detailed descriptions of the townspeople were full and complete, even though the story wasn’t very long.
Wilson and Oliver are adorable. I liked how Wilson’s almost cynical attitude meshed with Oliver’s fun, flirty, and sparkly one. Their chemistry was instant, even though they seem like an odd couple. Soon, Wilson is catching Oliver’s enthusiasm. Even though he doesn’t necessarily buy the Bigfoot sightings, he can see how people might think their encounters are real. I think that may be why I liked Wilson so much. He’s a skeptic, but he’s not arrogant. He doesn’t roll his eyes at the people he interviews, and he asks thoughtful questions and actually lets his subjects just…talk.
There are some interesting background characters here as well. Emma Pearson has a very interesting tale to tell, as does Harold Clayton, even though his story is upsetting because it involves a gruesome death. The townspeople are somewhat quirky, but all in all, they’re good people who are used to tourists coming around asking about the Bigfoot rumors.
There’s a mystery in Weekend at Bigfoot’s. Are the stories real? If they are, how do they stay hidden? Are the creatures hostile? Why are they here? Even though I caught on and realized what was going on, I enjoyed the explanation. It was unique, and I’m always looking for that.
The last quarter of the story flows at a quick pace. However, that doesn’t mean it was rushed. It was simply perfect. I think I’ve said the word charming a time or two, but I’m going to say it again. The events that take place really are charming…and sweet, and adorable. The ending is the same. It had all the good feels and tied up neatly with a big red bow.
I wish I could tell you so much more about Weekend at Bigfoot’s, but I can’t. It would ruin the joy you’ll get out of sitting down for an hour and reading one of the most unique stories you’ll ever find. I can’t recommend this one enough. It’s going into my re-read pile, and I know I’ll be visiting with Wilson and Oliver again. Pick this one up.