Title: Dust of Snow
Author: Indra Vaughn
Length: Novel (158 pages)
Publisher: Indra Ink. (December 9th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: ‘T is the season. Greg’s nights are silent and his bells don’t jingle. This time last year his boyfriend broke up with him, and he’s determined to get through these holidays with only minor bruising.
So what if he lives with a cat and his best friend is his mother?
Peace and quiet: that’s life how he likes it. Nothing is going to blindside him this year, no sir. Especially not a rogue secret Santa.
Product Link(s): Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/extreader/read/487965/1/dust-of-snow
Review: This is a sweet little story which has a number of elements jumbled into it. First and foremost, this is about Gregory Peck (not after the actor) and his love life, or lack thereof. Despite the fact he has at least two men at work are interested in him and he is receiving some mysterious gifts being delivered to his office. The secret admirer adds a bit of mystery – good mystery. But then Greg’s ex and his antics, add some suspense into the plot. On top of all that, there is also the craziness of the Christmas season and complicated family dynamics from more than one character.
Greg is a wonderful character, I would say realistic because he doesn’t have high self-esteem, but he at least knows his self-worth. Greg’s French boss, who he has had a crush on, is completely charming, as is another manager in the office, Ashley Montgomery. I won’t touch Greg’s ex, David so I don’t give away anything. At one point we had the makings of what could have been a horrible love triangle (or square?) but thankfully, that wasn’t strictly the case and had me cheering for the happiness of multiple characters.
However, I still wonder about the happy ever after for one of the men, too.
Quite honestly, I don’t want to go into the characters more than this because I don’t want to spoil anything. Particularly since the blurb is overly abundant with details of other main character aside from Greg. How about I throw a bone or whatever cats like? Because Greg has, a cat called Curlywurly and that had me thinking of the chocolate bar by the same name (or at least in Australia and UK).
One thing I can gush about without giving away is anything is Greg’s mother. She was the star of a delightful subplot, which featured her finally moving on years after the end of her marriage to Greg’s swine of a father.
In the end I like how, let’s call him, Prince Charming not only brought Greg out of his shell, but also brought the best out in him. Greg started out rather quiet but transformed into a vivacious character who wasn’t shy about his affections.
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *