Broken-hearted Grant retreats to a cabin in the woods to work on his master’s thesis and escape the sadness of a recent breakup. A blizzard is on the way, but Grant has food, books, and a cozy fireplace. But when a loud knock jolts Grant from his chair, he’s stunned to see his intense ex-boyfriend, Adam…
Adam wants to win back Grant’s love, but it won’t be easy. Harsh words were spoken during their breakup, and Adam’s struggling to heal from his wounded past. Grant wants to start a family, but Adam can’t imagine being a father…
The men cooperate to stay safe and warm during the blizzard, but they can’t deny their feverish attraction. They discuss a future together, but old hurts surface. Can Adam and Grant resolve their differences and have the future they always planned, or will this weekend be their final goodbye?
My rating: Amazon 4 stars, Goodreads 3.5 stars
Stranded in a blizzard, our main characters have a seriously sexy second-chance at love following the breakup of a four-year relationship. Fixing his relationship is the only thing on Adam’s mind as he travels to a cabin in the woods during a blizzard to find his ex-boyfriend, Grant. When Grant went to the cabin for solitude and to work on his thesis, he expected the cabin to be fully stocked and on arrival, he was ill prepared for the blizzard he faced. The surprise arrival of Grant was both a blessing and a curse.
Adam and Grant were very different individuals and their differences extended to more than body build and occupation. Grant works full-time and is working on his master’s degree. He considers himself plain and boring while he sees Adam as better, funnier, hotter. The tension between the two was continuous, both emotional and sexual. Although a slow starter, I truly enjoyed the conflict and particularly the resolution.
I will admit that I had a difficult time keeping things straight in the beginning of this short story. I’m not sure if it was because the names were so common, the characters weren’t completely introduced or the flashback from current to recent past events contributed to my confusion. Certainly, the reason for the breakup wasn’t made clear from the start. This was the author’s intent but I feel that it didn’t completely set the stage for us to understand the character’s motivation.
Grant wants children, a family while Adam tends to refer to Grant as a man-child who needs his care, his love, and physical attention. Traumatic childhood events and Adam’s relationship with his father lead him to believe that he wouldn’t be a good parent and possibly has a potential for violence. This was the wedge leading to the breakup.
During the blizzard, both men discover the synergy that they have together, that they both have learned from their relationship and subsequent breakup. A tattoo helps to convince Grant that they are on the road to their HEA.
Although I did find the beginning confusing, once I joined Adam and Grant in their blizzard setting, I came to know them and truly enjoyed their story.
A Kindle Unlimited read.