Title: The Boy Who Came in From the Cold
Author: B.G. Thomas
Characters: Todd Burton and Gabe Richards
Todd Burton has had enough of small-town Buckman. His abusive stepfather calls him a fag; his friend Austin makes him realize he may be gay, but Todd doesn’t want to admit his stepfather is right; and he dreams of being a chef. Three good reasons to flee his hometown and pursue greener pastures. But when Todd reaches the big city, his luck runs dry. Soon he can’t pay his rent and gets evicted. In the middle of a snowstorm.
Gabe Richards is a wealthy businessman with enough wounds of his own to make him afraid of ever being intimate again. But when he sees Todd outside his building, freezing to death, he takes pity on him and takes him in from the cold.
To their mutual surprise, Todd and Gabe find themselves drawn to each other. “One night” turns into a week. Maybe letting a man in from the cold can melt the ice around Gabe’s heart—and maybe getting evicted will turn Todd’s luck around.
The Boy Who Came in From the Cold by BG Thomas is a wonderful story of two men with so much baggage they hardly know what to do with it, yet somehow find each other and make it work.
Todd Burton has had enough pain in his short life. He moves to the big city looking for a dream and to search for a brighter future. But it quickly turns out to be much harder than he thought. When he finds himself homeless in the middle of a blizzard he is totally unsure what to do with himself.
Gabe has had horrible luck with men. When he found his partner in bed with his friend, he has stayed away from love ever since. But when he sees the young man in front of his building, he cannot help but to try to help the guy. What starts as “paying it forward” turns into looking forward to the future, and what it can do for both men.
The Boy Who Came in From the Cold is easy to read with very strong characters. I liked how these two characters found love and the journey they had to get there.
Reviewed By: Jerry