Daring a snowstorm might not be the smartest thing Aiden has ever done, but he can’t stand being in his flat a moment longer. With only three days to Christmas, he doesn’t want to be alone. He wants a place to belong, wants people around him who won’t look down on him. He might not find all that at his mother’s place, but at least it’s better than being alone in the city. If he can make it there, that is.
Tristan is looking forward to a quiet night in front of the TV, but instead, he has to save an idiot in designer clothes from freezing to death in his forest. Tristan tries not to notice the man’s good looks, just like he has tried not to notice any man’s good looks for the last seven years. He knows where relationships go and is far better off living alone, with his dog, in his cabin.
Aiden is driving Tristan mad with his bratty comments and irresponsible ways, and Aiden is going crazy from Tristan’s judgmental attitude. Luckily, in a few days, the weather will clear up, and the two men won’t have to be together any longer. But will a few steamy nights with the grumpy lumberjack change Aiden’s mind about wanting to leave? And will Tristan still want to go back to his peaceful, predictable life without fear of getting his heart broken?
This was a sweet holiday story. Aiden and Tristan wind up being really good together. It took me a bit to warm up to them. Once I got into them as a couple I rooted for them through to the end. I enjoyed how Ms. Gränd used tropes throughout the story. They were kind of fun and kitschy. But it wasn’t over the top or too much.
Aiden was a sweetheart. I was confused as to why he left his house in the first place. However he had a heart of gold and only wanted a place to call home. He was quick to react, though that came from past hurts. I felt bad for him in regards to his mum.
Tristan came off brash and like a bit of a jerk at first. He steadily grew on me as the story went on though. He wound up having deep feelings and loved with his whole self. His past was revealed slowly and then I felt bad for him and what he went through. Tristan was very caring even if he showed it in unusual ways. By the end of the book I really liked him and wanted to see him happy.
There’s a sweet happy for now ending. You can tell they’re going to work at having a relationship and do everything they can to last long term. I’d love to see more of these guys and how they make it after a few years together.
Gay fiction – sometimes with a sprinkle of romance, sometimes with a dash of horror, sometimes with a pinch of paranormal, and sometimes a mix of it all.
Ofelia Gränd is Swedish which often shines through in her stories. She likes to write about everyday people ending up in not-so-everyday situations, and hopefully also getting out of them. She writes contemporary and paranormal, and dreams about one day writing a post-apocalyptic story–if that ever happens we’ll see.
Her books are written for readers who want to take a break from their everyday life for an hour or two.
When Ofelia manages to tear herself from the screen and sneak away from husband and children she likes to take walks along the coastline and watch the sea. She’s recently discovered the miracle of podcasts and spends her strolls listen to wise people talk.
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