Sunday, March 5, 2017

Once in a Snowstorm by Ofelia Gränd

Title: Once in a Snowstorm
Series: Nortown, 1
Author: Ofelia Gränd
Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Pages: 171
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
Daring a snowstorm might not be the smartest thing Aiden has ever done, but he can't stand being in his flat a moment longer. With only three days to Christmas, he doesn't want to be alone. He wants a place to belong, wants people around him who won't look down on him. He might not find all that at his mother's place, but at least it's better than being alone in the city. If he can make it there, that is.

Tristan is looking forward to a quiet night in front of the TV, but instead, he has to save an idiot in designer clothes from freezing to death in his forest. Tristan tries not to notice the man's good looks, just like he has tried not to notice any man's good looks for the last seven years. He knows where relationships go and is far better off living alone, with his dog, in his cabin.

Aiden is driving Tristan mad with his bratty comments and irresponsible ways, and Aiden is going crazy from Tristan's judgmental attitude. Luckily, in a few days, the weather will clear up, and the two men won't have to be together any longer. But will a few steamy nights with the grumpy lumberjack change Aiden's mind about wanting to leave? And will Tristan still want to go back to his peaceful, predictable life without fear of getting his heart broken?

Once in a Snowstorm by Ofelia Gränd is a fast paced romance of two of the most unlikely people meeting and finding love. This is also the beginning of the Nortown series.
I will start with the things I liked about this book. I liked Aiden. He is a little flaky but not terribly so. When he crashes his car he walks in a snowstorm to find help. Problem is he is not dressed for the weather and practically freezes to death. Aiden is strong. He has lost everything in his life. Literally has nothing left, but he keep pushing forward. He has hope he can turn himself around.
Tristan what I liked about him is his need to save people. He is kind hearted. He also has a tremendous capacity to love.
Now for the things I did not like about this book. Mostly revolve around Tristan. He is a completely unlikeable character at first. All he does is look down on Aiden. He acts so superior and just plain uppity that I had a hard time even wanting him with Aiden. Most of the book I felt like that. I think the author should have pulled that back some, make me like him at the very least.
Over all a so so start to a new series. I would like to read more. I felt some of the issues were very rushed over rather than explained out. The angst felt forced. The story itself is okay though. I would like to read more and find out where this series goes next. 

                         Four Twinkling Stars


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