A twist of spice keeps this festive romance on track
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
As ever with a Leta Blake romance the narrative has a twist of spice to go with the sugar and an undertone of bite which brings human frailties along with the love.
Joel was a complex and complicated character who had only firm convictions of his lack of worthiness to keep his emotions banked hot and the fires in his belly alive.
I loved reading how Casey’s unwavering commitment – once he had decided that he was just as much in love with Joel as he had been four years earlier – began to break down the ice he’d covered his heart with.
As Joel melted into his relationship with Casey, so did my feelings for this prickly young man.
Although this is a young/new adult romance, with the characters just 22, I do honestly believe they had the love and the legs to be a forever love.
Oh and first-time virgin everything in the talented pen of Leta – not only powerfully emotional but also quite deliciously sensual too.
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.