Title: Ice Around the Edges
Author: Mary Calmes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1st 2010
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 62 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
This title was originally part of the 2010 Advent Calendar: Naughty or Nice.
Evan Kano’s life is on an even keel until the night he’s shot at the homeless shelter where he works. The resulting turmoil is not caused by a bullet but by a blast from the past: Evan’s first lover has returned to visit him in the hospital and deliver some big news.
Ten years ago, Dixon Bain walked out of Evan’s life because he thought his family didn’t approve of him having a male lover. But Dixon has discovered that what he thought he knew could not be further from the truth, and now he’s returned to claim the only man he’s ever loved… if he can melt the ice around the edges of Evan’s still-wounded heart.
This is classic Calmes.
Seriously. Totally classic Calmes from everything to the gorgeous-but-doesn’t-believe-it MC, to the bullshit breakup years prior, to the no-one-means-as-much-as-you reunion, with eyebrow waggles and all.
Classic Calmes crack. And I cannot get enough.