Snowblind (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Snowblind (Dreamspun Desires #29)
Author: Eli Easton
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: March 1, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Suspense
Page Count: 196
Reviewed by: Crabbypatty
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5


Snow, steam, and secrets.

The latest snowstorm carries something unexpected to the doorstep of Hutch’s secluded Alaskan cabin: a stranger named Jude, the most beautiful man Hutch has ever seen. Jude says he’s in the area for a ski trip and that he fled a domineering lover, thinking he could make it into town. But Hutch is a suspicious SOB and treats his unwanted guest warily. The problem is Jude isn’t just gorgeous, he’s funny and smart and flirtatious.

Two gay men snowed in for three days—things happen. Really good things. By the time the storm clears, Hutch finds himself a little too attached to Jude Devereaux, San Francisco-based male model. But is Jude what he claims to be? Or is he entangled in the secrets Hutch moved to Alaska to escape?

Initially, I was a bit leary of the Dreamspun Desires line, thinking the series was going to be very formulaic, similar to the old Mills & Boon Harlequin romances. But after reading a handful of them, I grew to adore those quirky takes on traditional romance themes such as marriages of convenience or fake marriages, unexpected babies, etc. But Snowblind? Wow, I got lulled into expecting one thing with this book, and then got totally blindsided.

Take one secluded Alaskan cabin, a reclusive excessively security conscious guy (Hutch), a gorgeous male model (Jude) escaping from a boyfriend, add in a blizzard that strands them together for three gloriously dirty sex-filled days:

Hutch shifted around and tugged Jude’s pants back down. “I think we should just ban clothes for the duration.”
“Hmmm. Sounds cold but possibly worth it.” Jude’s breath hitched and he shut up when Hutch took his cock in hand.
There were worse ways to spend a blizzardy evening in Alaska than ending up in a sixty-nine on the kitchen floor. But Hutch would be damned if he could think of a single one that was better.

And it’s all sexy fun and games and I’m already anticipating the angst and misunderstanding that will briefly tear them apart, only to pledge their love in a sweet HEA, until …

Then holy shit … stuff happens, and it happens fast and big and crazy. What’s that saying about paranoia? Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not after you? And yeah, Hutch has been found out, Jude is not what he seems, there’s danger all around, and … I don’t want to spoil anything, but Snowblind leaps out of the Dreamspun comfort zone in a big way and drags you along on a wild mission.

I highly recommend this book for sizzling hot chemistry, an unexpected plot twist and a HEA that is nothing like you might have initially imagined. 4.5 stars.

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Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.  Frederick Douglas

I distinctly remember that day in school when, all of a sudden, those squiggles on the page made sense and I could read. It has changed my life in ways I still cannot comprehend.

My favorite M/M tropes are friends-to-lovers, murder/mysteries, amnesia, hurt/healing and historicals. Shifters, vampires, paranormal? Meh … not in my wheelhouse, but I’m a sucker for a well-written well-plotted book, no matter the genre.

Favorite authors includes Brandon Witt, Rick R. Reed, Abigail Roux, Jay Northcote, JL Merrow, KJ Charles, Lane Hayes, Marshall Thornton and so many more.

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