Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Levi’s been in a funk ever since his father died a year ago in an accident that Levi partially blames himself for. He lands in Spain to visit his brother over the holidays and learns that his brother, who was visiting Scotland, is stuck there due to a blizzard that’s closed the airports. Not to worry though, his brother has arranged for his best friend, Alex, to let him into his house and then to show Levi around.
Levi is attracted to Alex but he’s so shy and insecure, and still wallowing in guilt about his father, that he doesn’t want to make the first move. Not my favorite trope, the insecure guy meets hot guy, but the author pulled if off well. Add to that, the misunderstanding trope, especially when it comes to whether or not the hot guy is gay or bi or married or not, the originality was lacking. There was, however, one really interesting point and that’s the traditional Spanish holiday, Three Kings Day, and the customs that surround it. That happens to be when Levi gets up his courage to pursue someone he really wants and the story closes on a HFN for the two very nice men.
The cover by LC Chase shows a handsome young man leaning against a railing and looking out over the ocean during a beautiful sunset. The exact scene is included in the story and that, plus the colors used on the cover, make this one memorable.