Color of You (Audio Review)

Title: The Color of You
Author: C.S. Poe and Greg Boudreaux (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 26th 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Christmas
Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5


Bowen Merlin – yes, that’s his real name – accepts a position in the quaint town of Lancaster, New Hampshire, as the high school band director. He leaves New York City for the snowy countryside of New England just in time for the holidays. With class, homework, after-school activities, and a surprise Christmas concert to plan and rehearse, Bowen is plenty busy. And since he’s never had much luck with romance, factoring in time to find Mr. Right isn’t a priority….

Until he meets the proprietor of Snowy Ridge Apple Orchard, Felix Hansen. Suddenly, true love seems like a possibility for the first time in Bowen’s life. The two are a perfect match and fill the skipped beats of each other’s hearts. But as wonderful as Felix seems, he’s harboring scars that could end their budding relationship when someone in town goes to great lengths to sabotage their careers.

If Bowen is to survive the holidays, he’ll need to lean on old friends and new, convince Felix he’s worth any hardship, and prove they can come out of the catastrophe stronger if they do so together.

Told in music teacher Bowen Merlin’s single POV Color of You is set in the small town of Lancaster, New Hampshire. Bowen is in for a few shocks after moving up from New York city – from the bitter cold, to how welcoming his students are, to meeting quiet, but gorgeous, Felix Hansen.

When the relationship that develops between Bo and Felix heats up and comes out not everyone in town is happy about it and the consequences are severe. Luckily Bo has his bestie, Scarlett, from New York, a foul-mouthed tattoo artist with cotton candy-colored locks and a fierce protective streak, and some new friends, along with Felix at his back.

Greg Tremblay, under his sexier Boudreaux brand, does a great job with character voices and bringing a realism to the story and romance. Sure they fall in love in less than a month, but Greg, reading Poe’s words, makes it not only believable, but I was cheering Bo and Felix on.

Color of You is a cute romance, filled with interesting elements and substance, great characters – both main and secondary, plenty of super hot and steamy sexy times, and a fantastic epilogue HEA.

This is a delightful listen, and for those who love sexy dirty talk and a switch up of the smaller man being the alpha and the bigger guy being more submissive, this one should definitely be on your radar!

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Review Copy

Audio review copy of Color of You provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange for an honest review.


I am an unapologetic book addict/lover. I'm happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand. I love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), a little BDSM when I'm in the mood, and I love a good ménage story. I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA! My biggest no-no's are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

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