December Holiday Reviews 2012 – One A Day – #10

To get everyone into the mood for celebrating winter, the final month of the year, or any of the many religious and non-religious festivals that will occur this month, we’re showcasing reviews for a range of holiday-themed books here. One a day, and since the books on the web site are all from this year, we’re giving books from previous years some extra attention here on the blog. I hope you’ll join us in having a look at the “Golden Oldies”!

This is a “poignant love story” with lots of Christmas spirit, reviewed by Serena, who thinks this is an amazing story that takes a deep friendship and shows how it can develop into so much more. You can also find the full review on the Rainbow Book Reviews site by clicking here.


Book Blurb

Author Cole Stanton is hiding in the backwoods of rural North Carolina, nursing grief and an overwhelming sense of loneliness when Eric Sartori shows up on his doorstep. Eric—his editor and friend—is there to get Cole back home to the bustling metropolis of New York. But Eric will have to melt the ice around his prince’s heart to keep Cole from spending his Christmas in silence and regret.

Book Review

Wow! This is a great story about Cole, a writer with a heart frozen by loneliness and grief, and his editor, Eric, who slowly melts the icy layers with a barrage of friendship, love, and explosive passion.

Cole is a great guy. He has weathered more loneliness and grief than should be allowed, and uses all of it to fuel his writing. He may now be a successful writer, but he is still lonely. His only real friend is also his editor, and Cole is not only convinced Eric is straight, he is also afraid of doing anything to endanger their friendship. He has learned to rely on it too much.

Eric is an amazing man. He knows he loves Cole, but is afraid to scare him away. He has subtly shown his interest by always being there for Cole, but is beginning to recognize that subtle will not get him anywhere. And once he has made a decision, he is as stubborn as Cole about getting his way – possibly even more so.

If you want men who mean a hell of a lot to each other as friends before they become more, if you’re looking for heat and passion, and if a poignant love story strikes your fancy, I am sure you will love this one. I certainly did!

DISCLAIMER: Books reviewed on this site were usually provided at no cost by the publisher or author. This book has been provided by Dreamspinner Press for the purpose of a review.

Buy the book here.

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