Snowblind, by Eli Easton
Series: Dreamspun Desires Series
(Can be read as a Standalone)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Pess
Release Date: March 1, 2017
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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?
Do you know when a book is insta-love and you find yourself wondering what you’re really in for? That was me. At first, I was not sure I picked the right book for me. I don’t mind insta-love stories at all, but I normally have to be in the right mood for them.
So here I was, reading this story about a couple of guys who are quickly falling for each other. I mean, it’s fast. But then the story turns to something of a military adventure. I got excited! But the adventure fell flat. Just when I thought things were getting really interesting, they weren’t. I had a lot of hope for this, buckets of it. And there are parts of the story that are sweet and fun, intriguing and really good. But for me, I needed more depth and connection between the characters. I needed them both to be more skilled in their professions… to not make such terrible mistakes. No matter the situation, they both made poor choices. And while they get their HEA, it was not as fulfilling for me as I’d hoped.
I do think that many people will enjoy Snowblind. I think did, for the most part. I just wish I liked it more.
Having been, at various times, and under different names, a minister’s daughter, a computer programmer, the author of metaphysical thrillers, an organic farmer and a profound sleeper, Eli is happily embarking on yet another incarnation as a m/m romance author.
As an avid reader of such, she is tinkled pink when an author manages to combine literary merit, vast stores of humor, melting hotness and eye-dabbing sweetness into one story. She promises to strive to achieve most of that most of the time. She currently lives on a farm in Pennsylvania with her husband, three bulldogs, three cows and six chickens. All of them (except for the husband) are female, hence explaining the naked men that have taken up residence in her latest writing.
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I received an advanced copy of this novel in exchange for a fair and honest review.