I just love m/m romance books and thanks to GRR I am discovering more and more of them which makes me a very happy girl. Of course I had to try out this one which features two enormously sweet guys who should just get together pronto. Thankfully they do, I don’t consider this a spoiler as it is pretty obvious from the get-go that these two will get together and have a HEA.
I loved that this took place in the time around Christmas/New Years, that is such a magical time and given it takes place in Canada it means there is also plenty of fluffy snow and that means more cuddles to warm up. Oh yes. swoons And the author did an amazing job at describing the town perfectly, it was just like I was standing there.
Riley and Christian each have their own POV and I am very happy that the author did that as it gave more insight in both their minds, plus, hello both of them are just fantastic characters and I wanted to learn more about them and what makes them tick.
The chemistry between Riley and Christian was amazeballs. These two have a strong connection despite several things that happened between them. They both still want to be together and I was rooting for them to get back again, to find that rhythm again, to find well, everything. They both made assumptions and made some stupid decisions, but I was sure that now, with both of them adults and matured, they would be able to get back. It was great to see both of them, in their respective POVs think about the situation. Would they get together, but would that mean one of them had to move as they both lived away from each other? What about the bakery or hockey or Christian’s job? I am really glad that these guys were thinking so hard about it, but I would have also loved seeing them vocalise these thoughts to each other earlier on, because I could just feel that this may not end well for a bit, and I HATE drama at the end of a wonderful romance story. Thankfully, something that was a big change from many other romance books I read, there was no drama. There were no hissy fits over stupid things and then dramatic exits that just make my eye rolls each time it happens (and it happens way too often in romance). There was just a misunderstanding and it was all solved wonderfully and yes I am crying while I write this as damn that was just wonderful, thank you author.
I had a big laugh when we finally find out why Riley keeps calling Christian T. Oh, man. Maybe not the best idea to tell him… or maybe just do it, because I know Christian’s reaction will be gold.
I was squeeing at the Dragon Ball Z reference. Yes! YES! We need more of that. 🙂
Christian’s mom was fantastic. How she always knew that her son was up to something with Riley or that Riley was nearby? Loved it! Plus, she totally set her son up so he would meet with Riley again. Go mom, go!
Also this sentence: “I don’t know why you still bother sneaking in the window,” Sylvie said, flipping the crepe in the pan to cook the other side. “We have a front door.”
The sexy scenes are all written very well and oh my fans herself as things got way too heated 😛.
Plus points to seeing the title get mentioned on 75% of my book! Love when that happens in books.
The epilogue was just the cherry on top of an already perfect sundae making it more perfect. I was crying when Christian finally gave all those presents to Riley.
Holy crap, I wrote a long review. Sorry guys, I am just way too emotionally invested in this glorious book. Fantastic characters, mature conversations and thoughts, a wonderful town, sports and past and present, and wow. I would HIGHLY recommend this one. 5+ stars.