Mr. Frosty Pants (Home for the Holidays, #1) (Lili’s Review)



Title: Mr. Frosty Pants (Home for the Holidays, #1)
Author: Leta Blake
Publisher: Leta Blake Books
Release Date: November 7th 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 273 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Blurb:

Frosty former friends get a steamy second chance in this Christmas gay romance!

Can true love warm his frozen heart?

When Casey Stevens went away to college four years ago, he ghosted on his straight best friend, Joel Vreeland. He hoped time and distance would lessen the unrequited affection he felt, but all it did was make him miss Joel more. Home for the holidays, Casey hopes they might find a way to be friends again. But Joel’s frosty reception reminds Casey of just how hard he had to fight to be Joel’s friend in the first place. It’s going to take a Christmas miracle to get past that cool façade again.

Joel isn’t as straight as Casey believes, and his years of pining for Casey have left him hurting and alone, caring for his abusive father and struggling to get by. Unable to trust anyone except his rescue dog—and with no reason to believe Casey is interested in him for more than a holiday fling—Joel’s icy heart might shatter before it can thaw.

Can Casey and Joel’s love overcome mistrust, parental rejection, class differences, and four long years apart?

Mr. Frosty Pants is a stand-alone, Christmas gay romance by Leta Blake featuring a virgin hero, childhood friends-to-lovers, second chance romance, and romantically steamy scenes.

Holiday Romance Leta Blake style.

What do I mean by that? Holiday romances are typically feel good and sugary sweet, and while there’s plenty of happy in Mr.Frosty Pants; we do also experience a sprinkle of Leta Blake angst. I would’ve perhaps liked a bit more angst, or maybe it’s just that that’s what I’ve come to expect from LB? Either way, there was plenty to like in this holiday story.

Highlights:

-Friends to lovers
-Second chance
-Unrequited love
-Dual POVs
-Some angst
-Romance
-Steam!
-And a happy ending.

It’s a great read for the holidays. Mr. Frosty Pants is about bringing people together and healing. It’s about taking a chance on your feelings and allowing yourself to be loved.

4 Stars

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Galley copy of Mr. Frosty Pants (Home for the Holidays, #1) provided by Leta Blake in exchange of an honest review.

Author

I’m a romance junkie, who loves when books make her cry from heartbreak and happiness.

A few of my favorite tropes:

-Friends to lovers
-Hurt/comfort/healing
-Age gap

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