Title: Mr Frosty Pants
Author: Leta Blake
Publisher: Leta Blake Books
Release Date: November 7th 2018
Page Count: 273
Reviewed by: Jia
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
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 steamy mm first times.
A sweet emotional story that I ended up loving. I love Casey, and Joel’s such a sweet boy. I mean who wouldn’t be hurt by the way Casey acted after starting college in another city?
I can’t say how relieved I was that the characters stayed in character and also didn’t go into the extra drama which it had potential for. It was winter and Christmas time but the emotions sure kept me warm and I’m really impressed with Casey’s faith. It was such a joy to read this one.
Casey’s feelings were strong and he was determined to do something about it. While, understandably, Joel felt hesitant and cold towards him at first. Lucky they got some insight help from friends. There were things I didn’t expect and I think that made the story so much better in my opinion. There were no real miscommunication or added drama and I did wonder how the author would continue, because many times when the authors take that route it runs the risk of becoming boring or with extra drama, but none of that here!
The only thing I could question was how fast they could mend things considering the 4 year radio silence.
I was really happy to read this.