Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Snow, steam, and secrets.
The latest snowstorm carries something unexpected to the doorstep of Hutch’s secluded Alaskan cabin: a stranger named Jude, the most beautiful man Hutch has ever seen. Jude says he’s in the area for a ski trip and that he fled a domineering lover, thinking he could make it into town. But Hutch is a suspicious SOB and treats his unwanted guest warily. The problem is Jude isn’t just gorgeous, he’s funny and smart and flirtatious.
Two gay men snowed in for three days—things happen. Really good things. By the time the storm clears, Hutch finds himself a little too attached to Jude Devereaux, San Francisco-based male model. But is Jude what he claims to be? Or is he entangled in the secrets Hutch moved to Alaska to escape?
I went into this thinking it was going to be a sweet story because it was part of the Dreamspun Desires series. It started off in that vein and for the first third or so of the book it was what I was expecting. Two guys trapped in a cabin together and while they wait out the storm they start to fall for each other all while getting down and dirty.
Then it had a big twist that I didn’t see coming. It took the story in a whole new way and I thought that was a great thing. I don’t want to say more about that because it would be a big spoiler but it made the story turn into a fast paced adventure as well as a romance. The guys get their hea but not before the author takes us on a wild ride.
I loved both Jude and Hutch’s characters and their chemistry was great. It jumped off of the pages. They were very different personalities but they really fit together well. The epilogue in particular was heart warming and I loved seeing the happiness they finally found.
This was narrated by John Solo and I thought he did a very good job on both of the MC’s as well as all of the side characters. He was easy to listen to and I never had a hard time figuring out which MC was talking.
I really enjoyed this story and definitely recommend it. It was also a well done narration so if you listen to audios, I think you will enjoy it.
Cover by Bree Archer: This style of cover overall would not be my number one preferences but I think it’s really well done with the theme that the publisher has going on. It’s also a good representation of Hutch and the overall plot.
Listening Time: 5 hrs 39 min
Published April 5th 2017 (first published March 1st 2017)
Edition Language English
settingAlaska (United States)