Title: Color of You
Author: C.S. Poe
Genre: Contemporary, Holiday
Length: Novel (200 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 25, 2017)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: 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.
Product Link: Dreamspinner Press
Review: Bowen is the new music teacher in a Lancaster school. I was intrigued reading that Bowen has sound-to-color synesthesia, which allows him to see the color of music and voices. Bowen ends up meeting Felix, a shy business man with an apple orchard.
Felix has been in a fire and as a result tends to keep to himself a lot. He has his struggles to progress through. I liked that Bowen and Felix’s overall personality were similar. There was insta-love from the moment they met.
My only complaint was that I think it would have been nice to see Felix’s POV. His thoughts on certain matters would have made this an even better story. The actual mystery of who is trying to sabotage these two is made known near the end. It all wraps up in a pretty package.
Well written and emotional this story pulls at the heartstrings.