Title: Unwrapping Hank (Unwrapping Hank #1)
Author: Eli Easton and Tristan Wright (Narrator)
Publisher: Jane Jensen Holmes
Release Date: December 4th 2015
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Sloane loves a good mystery. He grew up as the son of two psychiatrists, so he finds most people tediously easy to figure out. He finds his way to Pennsylvania State University, longing for a rural experience, and ends up being lured into joining a frat by Micah Springfield, the hippest guy on campus.
Nothing in Sloane’s classes is as intriguing as Hank Springfield, Micah’s brother and fellow frat house member. Hank looks like a tough guy—big muscles, tatts, and a beard—but his eyes are soft and sweet. He acts dumb, but he’s a philosophy major. He’s presumably straight, but then why does Sloane feel such crazy chemistry whenever Hank is around? And why does Hank hate Sloane so much?
When Sloane ends up stuck on campus over Christmas, Micah invites him to spend the holidays at their family farm in Amish country. It’s a chance to experience a true Americana Christmas–and further investigate the mystery that is Hank Springfield. Can Sloane unlock the secrets of this family and unwrap the heart hidden inside the beefcake?
I really, really liked this story!
The slow build-up, moving to a slow burn, then BAM! One of the best wow-I-didn’t-see-it-coming sex scenes I’ve read in a long, long time.
- Color me shocked, but oh-so-happy when Hank is the bottom!
The chemistry between Hank and Greg is palpable even on the page. I thought Easton did an excellent job conveying Hank’s struggle with wanting Greg. Though I thought, considering Hank’s “struggle” takes over three-quarters of the story, he seems to get over it really, really quickly. No?
Hank sees Micah kiss Greg under the mistletoe and then talks with some stranger in a bar and suddenly he’s all POOF! I’m good to go, let me buy the condoms and lube!
It all just felt a bit fast considering it is such a slow build-up.
Regardless, 4 stars, two thumbs enthusiastically up! It’s a great Christmas-themed book I’ll enjoy re-reading again at the holidays.
Tristan Wright does a perfectly good job with the narration. There’s nothing really wrong with it, but if I’m being honest it didn’t blow me away. While the sexual tension and UST is really palpable on page, I didn’t feel it conveyed as grandly while listening.
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