Snow, steam, and secrets.
The latest snowstorm carries something unexpected to the doorstep of Hutch’s secluded Alaskan cabin: a stranger named Jude, the most beautiful man Hutch has ever seen. Jude says he’s in the area for a ski trip and that he fled a domineering lover, thinking he could make it into town. But Hutch is a suspicious SOB and treats his unwanted guest warily. The problem is Jude isn’t just gorgeous, he’s funny and smart and flirtatious.
Two gay men snowed in for three days—things happen. Really good things. By the time the storm clears, Hutch finds himself a little too attached to Jude Devereaux, San Francisco-based male model. But is Jude what he claims to be? Or is he entangled in the secrets Hutch moved to Alaska to escape?
Consider me a bona fide Easton addict because I just can’t get enough. Between her scrumptious characters, action packed adventures and smooth writing, she hits my buttons every time. This round she gives us a sexy spy and a ‘retired’ warrior on a thrilling ride. From beginning to end, it’s dynamite.
Hutch is living off the grid. He’s tucked away in the vast Alaskan frontier minding his own business until a half-frozen stranger stumbles onto his land. Hutch is immediately suspicious of Jude and his story but after a little investigating things appear to check out. Swept up in their lusty haze, he lets his guard down. And…Jude slips past his defenses. However, before he can contemplate the logistics of ‘them’ his fragile peace is shattered. Jude is definitely not the man Hutch thought he was or is he? When a man wears two faces, how can you determine which one is legit?
From the very first page, I was hooked. The guys, their fierce connection, the story, it was all riveting. The air was heavy with danger and dramatic deadly stunts lured me in. Once the back story began to piece together, my heart ached. But I didn’t have time to get caught up in any sorrow, for things move too quickly. In general the pace was quite swift but I just held on tight with both hands and eagerly went along for the ride.
I love it when you can feel the connection between characters. The pages buzz with the electrifying current between Hutch and Jude. I had absolutely no qualms about the speed in which they fall for one another. They both have a great deal to hide but when they are together all prefaces disappear and it’s just…them. Each allows the other into places previously forbidden. They are perfectly matched and oddly vulnerable and I couldn’t get enough of them. I raced through the pages with my heart pounding and my mouth-watering. The tender epilogue melted my heart. Besides being extremely erotic (hello wall sex) it was beautiful.
Instalove. Or as I like to think of them as, suddenly struck. 3 days. They are snowbound for 3 days and it’s enough. I bought it. They questioned it and you might but I never did. Hutch is a rogue marine and though he would prefer to leave his fighting days behind him, he has no choice. Things get bloody.
If sleeping with the enemy is your thing and you don’t mind fallen bodies and a bit of blood on your way to the sunset, prepare for a zero to sixty fall with these two mysterious men.