Title: Let it Snow
Author: Heidi Cullinan
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Characters: Frankie Blackburn, Marcus Gardner
Sub-Genre: Contemporary, Holiday Romance
The weather outside is frightful, but this Minnesota northwoods cabin is getting pretty hot.
Stylist Frankie Blackburn never meant to get lost in Logan, Minnesota, but his malfunctioning GPS felt otherwise, and a record-breaking snowfall ensures he won’t be heading back to Minneapolis anytime soon. Being rescued by three sexy lumberjacks is fine as a fantasy, but in reality the biggest of the bears is awfully cranky and seems ready to gobble Frankie right up.
Marcus Gardner wasn’t always a lumberjack—once a high-powered Minneapolis lawyer, he’s come home to Logan to lick his wounds, not play with a sassy city twink who might as well have stepped directly out of his past. But as the northwinds blow and guards come down, Frankie and Marcus find they have a lot more in common than they don’t. Could the man who won’t live in the country and the man who won’t go back to the city truly find a home together? Because the longer it snows, the deeper they fall in love, and all they want for Christmas is each other.
Warning: Contains power outages, excessive snowfall, and incredibly sexy bears.
I’ve never read a book by this author that I didn’t love. She is able to really capture the essence of her characters and by the end of the book, I adore them probably as much as she does.
One of the things that I truly appreciate about this author’s work is how smoothly she is able to write a story. Let is Snow is a holiday themed, feel-good book, but Ms. Cullinan was also able to write a story with just the right amount of angst and drama just to keep it interesting. I liked that her heroes are far from perfect. They have insecurities, don’t always do the right thing and make mistakes. Even though they are wonderfully flawed, the two heroes really fit perfectly together.
I loved these two men. Frankie is simply adorable. He’s full of life and energy and sweet and sexy as can be. He tries to make the best of bad situations, but somehow manages to anger Marcus no matter what he does. Frankie is convinced that Marcus hates him, but when Marcus finally allows himself to show Frankie his true feelings and attraction to him, Frankie is soon faced with difficult decisions that will change both he and Marcus’s life.
Marcus is a big ball of hurt. He’s quit his job as a lawyer and is slumming it with is two friends as he works as a lumberjack. When he saves the stranded Frankie on the side of the road, he is immediately fascinated with him. But Marcus has been hurt in the past, so he guards his heart jealously and although Marcus tries to keep Frankie at arms-length, Frankie’s generous nature and loving heart soon break all of the barriers between them.
I LOVED this book! It is so well paced and kept this reader on the edge of her seat. I highly enjoyed watching these two men work through their differences and find a way to be together. Let it Snow has plenty of romance, sweetness, drama and hot sex to keep many readers very warm and satisfied from start to finish.
Reviewed By: Gabbi