Author: Eli Easton
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: 03-01-2017
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 196
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Snow, steam, and secrets.
The latest snowstorm carries something unexpected to the doorstep of Hutch’s secluded Alaskan cabin: a stranger named Jude, the most beautiful man Hutch has ever seen. Jude says he’s in the area for a ski trip and that he fled a domineering lover, thinking he could make it into town. But Hutch is a suspicious SOB and treats his unwanted guest warily. The problem is Jude isn’t just gorgeous, he’s funny and smart and flirtatious.
Two gay men snowed in for three days—things happen. Really good things. By the time the storm clears, Hutch finds himself a little too attached to Jude Devereaux, San Francisco-based male model. But is Jude what he claims to be? Or is he entangled in the secrets Hutch moved to Alaska to escape?
Ok this book was not at all what I thought it was going to be! I really don’t want to spoil the story but I’m really glad it turned out how it did as I was expecting a sweet fluffy love story and it was much more than that.
Hutch is living in Alaska and trying to live off the grid working for the local mountain ski patrol. One evening a half-frozen stranger trips his motion sensors and Hutch finds him stumbling around outside his home. Due to his previous life Hutch is instantly suspicious of Jude and decides to do some investigating and to his frustration Jude’s story appears to check out. Three days alone in Hutch’s cabin due to the snow storm inevitably leads to them finding new ways to keep themselves occupied. When Hutch’s past catches up to him it appears Jude is may not be the man Hutch thought he was after all.
This story kept me interested and I could never guess what would happen next or where the story would go which I liked. There weren’t a lot of secondary characters just a mention of others involved in the story and I sometimes struggled with the chemistry between Hutch and Jude but overall an enjoyable read that I enjoyed.