- File Size: 802 KB
- Print Length: 111 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Vivid Blue Press (April 1, 2016)
- Publication Date: April 1, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01CWP0SF2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #205,140 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
As the Ice Melts (Love for the Seasons Book 2) Kindle Edition
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Aiden (foreground on the cover) and Noah bump into each other coming off the subway in London, strike each other as hot, and go their separate ways. Not quite. Read the blurb of "As the Leaves Fall" for the outline. What is key here is that Jones carries off a difficult narrative task by alternating the POV in each chapter. The amazing thing is that she gets into the head (and under the skins) of these exceptionally brilliant but love-sick men and takes you on a wonderfully relaxing journey to fulfillment.
Along the way their developing relationship is stalked and almost battered by Marcus, a devious sort of colleague who seems a bit off center each time he appears, and is definitely not one to be trusted, or liked.
How ironic, then, that he should become one of the two MCs, along with Adam, in "As the Ice Melts," the second in the series, also told in alternating POV chapters. He's the blond in the foreground on the cover and his story is far more complex, and gripping, and heart wrenching, than that of Aiden and Noah. Whereas those two are pretty much on their own in their book, Marcus is surrounded by a cluster of real, and well developed, characters, such as his Gran, Adam and is mum, and his best mates Colin and Jerry.
This book should not be considered a stand-alone, even if Aiden and Noah don't appear. You have to read theirs to get into the mood for Marcus and Adam which is a wonderful continuation of an attitude by an author who is pretty good at developing them.
While reading the first in the series wouldn't keep you from enjoying this story, I do highly recommend reading As the Leaves Fall first, I think it will really enhance your enjoyment of this book...especially if you felt about Marcus how I did before I started As the Ice Melts. Here in the second book, we still have the great writing that lets the story flow smoothly and gets you wrapped up in the characters. We also get to see the reasons behind the attitude Marcus puts out.
When Marcus and Adam first meet, you would never imagine the two of them together. But we all know better, and every time after things keep warming up between them...even if their first time together is a bit unconventional and seems just like a hookup. But as time goes on and we get to see them together more and more, it's hard to imagine them not being together.
I want to give props for the supporting characters of Colin and Jerry. It made me smile the way they kept wanting to pull in a third (or even fourth) into their intimate encounters, and the support they show for Marcus is simply outstanding. Marcus couldn't ask for two better friends.
But Marcus still has that bit of personal medical history that he hasn't shared, his secret from Adam...which causes him a bit of anxiety, and you know how secrets turn out, right? So when things come to a head and everything hits the fan, my head was going crazy not just with their relationship hanging in the balance, but also worrying about Marcus. The same Marcus that I just wanted to smack upside the head in the first book.
As the Ice Melts was a fantastic 5-star read for me, and for those fans of M/M romance who haven't started the series yet, I'm going to poke you now to go use that one-click finger, because I promise you'll be really happy you did. Recommended for 18+ for adult language and M/M sexual content. I can't wait to read more in this series!
It's another very real-feeling book, once again set in the UK, though this time in Manchester. It's an 'ordinary' tale, but not a boring or mundane one, just one that could actually be happening under your eyes, with guys who were decent, who felt properly gay (by that, I mean that they didn't have to label themselves, there was no discussion about who does who, there was no playing coy or hard to get, and it wasn't romance-y in a teeth-grindingly sweet way, just in the right, 'yeah, I can see that happening' way) and who felt real.
I liked both leads, that there was a proper storyline to bring them together, and that each had their own moral values and decency, and that both were unselfish and had a lot of love for those they cared about. I think for me, this book was about love. Love between the leads, the love Marcus and his friends had for each other, Marcus's love for his gran and hers for him, and Adam's love for his mum. It left me with a warm feeling that was like a lovely cup of tea on a cold, sunny winter's day. I really enjoyed it, and, I *think* that the author may have one more book in this series up her sleeve. She's mentioned something, but currently there's no information on her website, so perhaps we'll be in for a little wait for it, but I know it'll be worth it - there's not a book of hers that I've read that I've not enjoyed.
ARC courtesy of the author and Enticing Journey Book Promotions for my reading pleasure.
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