Tuesday, March 14, 2017

ARC Review: Snowblind by Eli Easton

SnowblindFrom the blurb:

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?

Heather's rating:

I think the Dreamspun Desires stories are not for me. I keep wanting to try them all because they look like so much FUN, but I'm always sort of let down in the end.

Overall, I liked this novella. Eli Easton is one of my favorite authors, and I can always count on her for an excellent story. However, though I enjoyed it overall, I can't help but feel as though it just didn't quite gel with me in the right way.

I'm not sure if it was just how the author decided to play it or because of the Dreamspun Desires imprint makes it so, but I couldn't stand the insta-love here. These guys were waaaaaay too quick on the love for my tastes, and I kept wanting them to slow things down so REAL feelings could develop.

I liked the fast pace of the story, however, and I feel like it kept me on my toes, but there was just something missing about it. A good story but not great for me, I think I'll just stick to the regular Eli Easton stories for my fix.

*Copy provided in exchange for an honest review*

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