Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5
Stokes has been rooming with Ford ever since the first day of college. Although his feelings had started out as friendly, over time, they have grown deeper. He’s fallen for Ford, hard, but how the hell is Stokes going to tell Ford? When college winter break approaches, Stokes decides to take Ford up to his parent’s rental to have a fun weekend with Ford and finally let his best friend know what he feels. However, with a blizzard coming in, they will have to weather the storm outside and in their hearts.
Stokes and Ford is the last story in the Storming Love: Blizzard series and its a perfect match for all the others that came before. In short, its sweet, short, and romantic. Jackie Nacht’s two main characters are college roommates and best friends who also happen to harbor deep feelings, albeit hidden ones, for each other. One of them, Stokes, decides to risk their friendship and pulls Ford away for a sking weekend that he hopes will turn into something more. Well, the “something more’ in this case, is the snowstorm of the century and the two men get isolated in the cabin for days, giving both of them time to move forward.
Jackie Nacht does a terrific job with making the snowstorm and its effects upon Stokes and Form believable. From the men dealing with the drifts and heavy snow on the roof, to the meals they must prepare/cook and the ways they manage to while away the time (non sexually) in a small cabin enclosed in snow. A little more frustrating is the dithering about when clearly both young men adore each other, from the cuddling on the bed to the constant touching. But perhaps that’s authentic as well in two people who care so much about the other that the physical touches say what verbally they are afraid to speak.
Either way, the story is short, and journey to love and revelation sweet and satisfying. I enjoyed my time with Stokes and Ford and can recommend this story and the entire series.
Cover Artist: Kris Jacen does a good job in branding the series and that a perfect cover for a collection called Storming Love: Blizzard.
Kindle Edition, 66 pages
Published March 1st 2015 by ManLove Romance Press
seriesStorming Love: Blizzard #6
Books in the Storming Love: Blizzard series:
- Jens & Elliot (Storming Love: Blizzard #1) by Sara York
- Kimo & Mike (Storming Love: Blizzard #2) by Neil S. Plakcy
- Seth and Casey (Storming Love, Blizzard #3) by R.J. Scott
- Layne, River & Damion (Storming Love: Blizzard #4) by Vicktor Alexander
- Gavin & Morgan (Storming Love: Blizzard #5) by Nicole Dennis
- Stokes & Ford (Storming Love: Blizzard #6) by Jackie Nacht