Title: Midwinter Night’s Dream
Author: Eli Easton
Publisher: Eli Easton
Characters: Micah Springfield, Leo Dayson
POV: Alternating 1st
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance
Micah is the hippest, most chill guy on campus. But when he gets the hottest kiss of his life from a cute guy during a game of ‘spin the bottle’, Micah’s cool turns into a puddle of anxious goo. Sure, Micah’s always been a little bi-curious, but he never thought he’d pursue a guy, much less a guy who doesn’t seem to be interested in getting caught.
Leo is passionate about two things: gay rights activism and acting. He stays focused and in control, and he never, ever, dates straight guys. When a chance spin of a bottle at a party has him locking lips with Micah Springfield, president of the Delts, dread-headed, serial-dating, straight Micah, Leo is determined to forget about it, no matter how incendiary the sparks or how gorgeous Micah may be.
Leo has bigger problems. His senior project is directing Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream just before the Christmas break. When his venue cancels at the last minute, Micah offers the use of his parent’s barn in rural Pennsylvania. Leo’s play may be saved, but what about his heart? Between Micah’s sweet lips, his family’s welcoming arms, and a devious bulldog who is determined to play Puck, Leo may find himself falling under the spell of Christmas magic.
A Midwinter Night’s Dream by Eli Easton is a sweet and sexy romp of a book from start to finish. One of the things I really liked about this book is the was the relationship developed between Leo and Micah. I enjoyed the sizzling attraction they had together and appreciated how much they soon came to genuinely like one another.
Micah is used to getting what he wants. He’s a strong man and a leader in many ways. Up to this point, he’s dated women despite his growing attraction toward men. Micah’s self awareness of his sexuality and his honesty and integrity make him a very likeable hero. Though he’s just truly becoming aware of his bisexuality, he’s not afraid to put himself out there for the people he cares about. I loved the way he truly works to get Leo’s attention and how these two men begin to really connect with one another. It’s easy to see why Micah is so attractive to others and why he’s so well-liked among his peers.
Leo has always been true to himself. As a gay man, he is out and proud at college and a leader when it comes to both his hopeful career as an actor and to his sexuality in general. When Micah approaches him and asks him out, Leo is more than a little hesitant because Micah has always dated women and Leo refuses to be someone’s sexual experiment again. Being burned by a past boyfriend who also claimed to be bisexual and who left Leo high and dry has caused Leo to be wary of those who he believes might be bi-curious.
I was glad to see that these two men really fit together and were able to work through their own insecurities so they could develop something truly meaningful and loving between them. Also, there is a cast a secondary characters that keep the story both interesting and thoughtful as it continues. I couldn’t help but love all of these characters, even though Leo and Micah are the driving force in the story itself.
A Midwinter Night’s Dream is the sequel to Unwrapping Hank. *Which I also loved* Not only do we get to revisit Micah and Hank’s parents, we get plenty of time with Sloane and other characters as well. A Midwinter’s Night Dream is a perfect read for those who are ready to get lost in the world of well-written characters and strong happy endings.
Reviewed By: Gabbi
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