Snowbound to Nowhere by Andrew Grey
Chris Fellows left the warmth a Phoenix, Az to spend Christmas with his friend in Wisconsin. Problem… he gets there and his friend, Martin, is not home. There is just an empty house, a cold empty house. So he calls his friend, Martin had a relative die and had to go to the funeral, he said he would back in a couple days. Chris pouted, but said he would be okay. Then that evening, a blizzard blows in and takes out the power and heat. Chris calls Martin in a panic, Martin tells him here the wood is at and how to stay warm.
A little later Chris hears someone knocking on the door; Horace comes in and helps him with the fire. Chris likes he sees, a lot. Horace feels the same way, but after they make out of a bit, Horace leaves quickly saying that what they were doing was wrong. He comes back a day later, and tells Chris his father told him that was wrong, and that his dad was gone now. Horace was twenty-one and a little slow. Chris convinced him that it was not wrong, and it was perfectly natural.
They spent almost every moment of the first week together, making love, cutting down a Christmas tree, and getting to know one another. They stayed curled up on the couch next to the fire because they still had no power. Chris knew that Horace was falling hard for him, so he kept trying to explain that he was only there for a couple weeks then he was going home. The problem was that he was falling hard for Horace too.
This read is definitely five stars, Mr. Grey has created so very vivid characters here and I fell in love with both. I could really feel for both of these men stuck in the cold north Wisconsin in a blizzard. Mr. Grey reeled you in and sucked you so deep into the story that one night on a snowmobile ride you could feel the cold sapping into you, the wind wiping past your cheeks and turning hem bright read. You could see the stars reflected on the frozen lake and the surrounding snowscape. This is a definite read for any lover of Christmas tales. I do hope that we get to come back to see Martin find his love, it would be nice to visit during the sultry summer.