Length: 90,000 word approx.
Cover Design: Wicked Smart Design
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.
Author of the bestselling book Smoky Mountain Dreams and the fan favorite Training Season, Leta Blake’s educational and professional background is in psychology and finance, respectively. However, her passion has always been for writing. She enjoys crafting romance stories and exploring the psyches of made up people. At home in the Southern U.S., Leta works hard at achieving balance between her day job, her writing, and her family.
Mr. Frosty Pants by Leta Blake
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I was just realized that this is my second book from this author. I read Any Given Lifetime, and I loved it. So I read this book with high expectation, hoping this as good as AGL.
It was good in the beginning, but then, I found so much angst in this story that made me upset.
I didn't sit well with so much angst in my holiday story. Supposed it should be fun, right? With a healthy portion of angst (Read : none of very low). This is a holiday season after all.
But instead, I found such homophobic abuse, domestic abuse. By parents. And Casey and Joey didn't have power to speak up at the moment. They were kids, after all.
I liked Casey, but Joel exhausted me a lot. This story, in fact, exhausting.
Not that this wasn't good, if you are a fan of Leta Blake, I believe this one will excited you, and loved it.
I think this time, this story was not for me. I read two books. One hit, one miss.
I'll still read some of this author's other books in the future, hoping I can find another gem.
Like I said earlier, if you are a fan, you won't miss this one!
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