Author: Jay Northcote
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Best friends snowed in together. When the heat rises, will they get cold feet?
Getting snowed in at a remote cottage in Wales with someone he’d fancied for ages isn’t exactly how Sam expected to spend Christmas. His feelings for Ryan are pointless. Ryan’s straight—or so he thought.
Until now, Ryan’s kept his feelings for Sam buried. Why ruin a friendship over what might only be gay experimentation? Playing it cool seems safer, until a cold snap makes sharing body heat vital. In their Welsh safe haven, anything seems possible.
As Ryan’s reserve melts away, Sam wants more than stolen kisses under the mistletoe. But a sudden thaw means making decisions. They could face the New Year together—unless one of them gets cold feet.
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Ryan and Sam are best friends at uni. They’ve been buddies for years. Problem is, Sam has a deep crush on Ryan, and having a crush on your straight best friend is a bad idea. A pre-Christmas weekend with friends in an isolated cottage in Wales finds our two college chums trapped alone in an unplanned snow-covered landscape. Maybe this is the moment for them to be honest with each other. Or not. There are stray kittens and lonely old ladies to distract them. But there’s mistletoe, too.
Maybe it’s because I’m an American that I love anything written by Brits set in Britland. Add to that the fact that Sam is a redhead, and I’m just trapped liked the boys in their snow-covered cottage.
I confess that the miscommunication trope—people not saying the right things to each other at the right time and thus remaining stuck in miserable misunderstanding—makes me crazy. Northcote handles this potentially annoying set up well, and she makes both Sam and Ryan appealing and likable young men.
I fell in love in college, and nearly 40 years later I am still in love with him. So I believe in this kind of story, and can’t help but think the world is better off with more stories like this. Especially at Christmas.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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