Wild Rose, Silent Snow by Angel Martinez ~ Book Review by Teresa

Title: Wild Rose, Silent Snow

Author: Angel Martinez

Publisher: Pride Publishing

Cover Artist: Posh Gosh

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 12/27/2016

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Fantasy, Gay Romance

Blurb:

A huge bear at the door, a handsome, naked stranger in the snow, magic fish, enchanted beards – and Rowan thought his life was odd before.

Content with the quiet isolation of their lake house, Snowden and Rowan Hadley survive on summer jobs and winter hunting, unable to move on since their parents died. Their peace is shattered by a strange, human-acclimated bear who insists on following Rowan like a giant hunting dog and then again by the discovery of a naked, surly stranger in the snow.

Both bear and man lead the Hadley brothers into a strange, surreal world where sorcery and RPG software intertwine. Curses and magical traps lie in wait around every turn. Rowan and Snowden will need to adjust their view of how the world works, and quickly, if they want to live through the process of rescuing their enchanted princes.

Publisher’s Note: This book has been previously released elsewhere. It has been revised and re-edited for re-release with Pride Publishing

My View:

Though I am not extremely familiar with the fairy tale Wild Rose, Silent Snow is based off of (Rose Red and Snow White), I did pick up on the nuances that tied both stories together. Angel Martinez does a fine job of weaving in the little bit of magic into a contemporary world so that you can believe it is a fairy tale.

Rowan and Snowden are very sympathetic characters. I ached for their plight and found their disabilities and interesting match – being twins, they were naturally close, but their weaknesses and strengths formed a ying-yang so they were able to support each other. Cade and Griffin come into their lives and just completes the family – once the trouble is taken care of.

I liked the easy pace of the book and felt it was just the right length. As with any fairy tale, there are some good lessons to be learned and love to conquer everything.

Definitely worth the read!

Links

Wild Rose, Silent Snow on Goodreads
Pride Publishing
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

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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