Ice Around the Edges by Mary Calmes ~ Book Review by Queue

NaughtyorNiceLGTitle: Ice Around the Edges

Author: Mary Calmes

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Mara McKennen

Rating: 4.0 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 12/05/2010

Length: Short Story (<15K)

Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance, Winter Holiday


Evan Kano’s life is on an even keel until the night he’s shot at the homeless shelter where he works. The resulting turmoil is not caused by a bullet but by a blast from the past: Evan’s first lover has returned to visit him in the hospital and deliver some big news.

Ten years ago, Dixon Bain walked out of Evan’s life because he thought his family didn’t approve of him having a male lover. But Dixon has discovered that what he thought he knew could not be further from the truth, and now he’s returned to claim the only man he’s ever loved… if he can melt the ice around the edges of Evan’s still-wounded heart.

My View:

Ice Around the Edges is typical Mary Calmes which is not to say a bad thing because Mary’s typical books are some of the best in the genre if you ask me.

Despite the brevity of the story Calmes’ normal writing style still shines bright. This is a second chance love story about two men—Dixon Baines and Evan Kano—finding each other after years apart.

The reason why Dixon left years before is part of the story as is Dixon deciding he can’t live without Evan anymore. I was little annoyed at the role a stupid misunderstanding played in the short story and if I was Evan I’m not sure I would’ve forgiven Dixon so easily.

Despite that it was still an ultra-hot tale with true love winning in the end.

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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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