Author: Natalie Vale
Length: Short (31pgs)
Publisher: Natalie Vale (21st December 2012)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3½ – 4 Hearts
Blurb: Haunted by a recent breakup, compulsive traveler Sean finds himself trapped in a sudden blizzard. Near death, he’s rescued by a man for whom the cold holds no danger. A man with losses of his own and memories he’s never been able to share. For one night, in a tiny cabin deep in the woods, these two lonely souls will find refuge in each other. Contains explicit sexuality and some violent war imagery.
Purchase Links: US: http://www.amazon.com/Icicle-ebook/dp/B00ARY1H24
Review: Sean just can’t seem to settle. He has a feeling that there is something out in the world just waiting for him. leaving his lover Zach isn’t an easy choice, but it is one that he has to make. Stranded, alone and freezing, Sean is rescued by a man who is lost himself. What Sean and Ezra share that night has them both finding home.
This is a touching, slight paranormal with a touch of historical element. Sean is searching for something, but he just doesn’t know what. Leaving his boyfriend, Zach, he sets out to wander the country and find what is missing from his life. But, stranded and freezing, he fears that Zach’s last words to him may come true. Ezra has also been searching for something, but he knows what it is. He just can’t seem to find his way, saving Sean and bringing him back to his humble cabin, leads him to find his way home.
This is quite a poignant little story, which is brimming with heart clenching emotion. Sean at first seems to be selfish. He has a man who adores him and will travel with him when the urge hits Sean. But, he throws Zach’s love back in his face, because he has a feeling that there is something or someone out there that would just be right. When Sean finds himself freezing under a tree I couldn’t quite quench the little spark that wanted to shout ‘Karma’, but the following scenes touch your heart as he comes to realize that what he was looking for was right in front of him the entire time. Ezra has also been looking for something and spending the night with Sean shows him the way, their coming together is beautiful and isn’t a quick fix, it is a joining of souls, a sharing of lives that will blow you away.
I will recommend this to those who love slight paranormal stories, historical flashbacks, sweet loving, finding the way home and a very happy ending for all involved.