Sometimes two wrongs can be the perfect right.
I love to read stories of men in love. Does it have to happen in a long period of time? Not always and not for Russell and Xavier. They think being together might be a mistake. It just might not be.
The writing in this story flowed well. Once I stared, I couldn’t put the book down. I’m sorry it took me so long to get to it. I would’ve missed two flawed, but fun characters. Alexander’s story is definitely one I won’t forget.
That said, there were a few things I struggled with. I’m not a tall person at 5 feet tall. For Russell to struggle with driving the SUV…he’d have to be shorter than me. Did that make him less handsome or harder for me to see in my mind? No, but that hard-to-believe detail did detract from the story a bit. The cabin in the woods and meeting in a snowstorm trope has been used, but Alexander writes the story in a fresh way that had me invested in what would happen next. Also, Xavier and Russell seemed to know rather fast that they were meant to be. For some, this might be a problem. I actually liked this angle because love can happen in a matter of minutes.
If you want a book that’s got hot moments among the cold, then this might be the book for you. Recommended.
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