Author: Eli Easton
Narrator: Tristan Wright
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Story Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 12/04/2015
Length: 04 hours 04 minutes
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, New Adult, Winter Holiday
Sloane loves a good mystery. He grew up as the son of two psychiatrists, so he finds most people tediously easy to figure out. He finds his way to Pennsylvania State University, longing for a rural experience, and ends up being lured into joining a frat by Micah Springfield, the hippest guy on campus.
Nothing in Sloane’s classes is as intriguing as Hank Springfield, Micah’s brother and fellow frat house member. Hank looks like a tough guy—big muscles, tatts, and a beard—but his eyes are soft and sweet. He acts dumb, but he’s a philosophy major. He’s presumably straight, but then why does Sloane feel such crazy chemistry whenever Hank is around? And why does Hank hate Sloane so much?
When Sloane ends up stuck on campus over Christmas, Micah invites him to spend the holidays at their family farm in Amish country. It’s a chance to experience a true Americana Christmas–and further investigate the mystery that is Hank Springfield. Can Sloane unlock the secrets of this family and unwrap the heart hidden inside the beefcake?
Unwrapping Hank reminded me why Eli Easton is one of my go to authors when I am looking for a satisfying romance. On the surface this story was nothing more than happy, college-frat fluff. But underneath that was heart and healing and even a good dose of humor. I loved Greg’s snark and his one line zingers at society. I loved the cultural fad references and the way they were relevant to the story’s framework. But most of all, I loved that Hank was not a 1D party boy but a man in need of love and care. And I loved that Greg gave that to him so perfectly.
If you are a fan of Eli Easton or if you aren’t but are a fan of warm fuzzy holiday goodness, pick this one up. You will not regret it.
Tristan Wright did a great job on this narration. He nailed both characters and really brought out the Christmasy, college frat, healing vibes this story encompassed.
I would like to thank the author for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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