Title: Snow Globe
Author: LE Franks
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Characters: Kris Hamilton, Tyr Tollefson
Sub-Genre: Holiday, Romance, Contemporary
Kris Hamilton escaped the rat race in LA to live his dream of owning an art studio and making snow globes in a Christmas-themed town in northern Minnesota. But life in a tiny town isn’t as peaceful as advertised, and being treated like an outsider is making Kris’s Tourette’s flare up. When he inadvertently offends Tyr Tollefson—a beautiful blond giant of a man—Kris is ready to chuck it all. But he strikes up an unlikely friendship with Tyr’s cousin Bun, who shows them the magic of Christmas and gives them both a lesson in love and acceptance.
The blurb for Snow Globe really intrigued me. I was very anxious to read this novella because I’m ready for some romantic holiday reading. I have to say that I really liked this short. I thought the characters were interesting and the story itself had a sweet, holiday message.
Kris was a sexy and unique hero. He’s packed up and moved from LA to Christmastown, USA with the hopes that his new snow globe shop will be a welcome part of the community. Unfortunately for him, once the townspeople realize his gay AND he suffers from Tourette’s syndrome, they treat him with very little respect. When he meets Tyr and his cousin, Bun, things don’t smoothly for them, but as time goes by, the two men slowly become friendly and then lovers.
This story had a really interesting premise. I liked the fact that both heroes have their own issues they had to deal with. I also liked how dedicated Tyr was to his family. I will say I was a little disappointed by the way the story itself seemed to be a little choppy in places. Time goes by quite quickly and within a short space of time a month or more has passed. I felt like the relationship between the two men wasn’t quite hashed out. I would have liked it if they had more time together and even when they were, it felt rushed to me.
Even saying this, I still liked the book. The characters are likeable and the story is sweet. I do wish the book had been a fleshed out, longer story, but for a short tale, it was a pretty good one. The lovemaking between the men is not a detailed one, so if you’re in the mood for a sweet and romantic tale, this book might be for you.
Reviewed By: Gabbi