Reviewed by Morgan
Title: Snowballs and Candy Canes
Author: Charlie Richards
Series: Carry Me #6
Heroes: Coal Roper/Hank Parsons
Genre: MM Holiday
Length: 45 Pages
Publisher: Extasy Books
Release Date: December 24, 2016
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb: The holidays can be a special time, filled with unexpected magic.
Coal Roper is a queen and wears it boldly. Unfortunately, openly expressing himself does not come without some dangers. As not only the economics professor, but the drama production manager, he interacts with plenty of people, not all of them friendly. When a group of students begins to harass him, most of the staff turns a blind eye…all except one. Hank Parsons is a huge hulk of a man who teaches health classes, sports medicine, and acts as the wrestling coach. He’s just the kind of man Coal normally stays well clear of. When the man keeps popping up at odd times to help him, Coal isn’t certain what to make of the man…until the incident with the mistletoe. Can a little holiday magic help Coal look past the fears from his upbringing?
Review: The Carry Me series is one that – for some reason – I’ve not kept up with. I’ve only read one or two in the series, but they don’t rely on one another very heavily and can be read as stand-alones.
In this case, we have two college professors who meet in a parking lot when one – Coal – is being assaulted by students with snowballs. Apparently that happens sometimes because Coal is flamboyantly gay.
Hank is new to the college and steps in but his size and demeanor scare Coal into thinking he’s a typical hating jock and he runs away.
It doesn’t take long for Coal to actually hear the words Hank says, and to give him a chance.
The rest of the school is accepting and we end up with a lovely, low angst, Holiday novel of two opposites attracting.
I wasn’t sure what to make of the candy canes in this book – they looked… sticky. I also wasn’t sure what to make of Hank’s odd bi-sexuality stories. On the one hand, it made him seem like he didn’t make good choices and it made Coal a bit more skeptical but that thread isn’t followed so I’m not sure why it was made such a point.
As usual, Charlie’s stories are light and sweet with a little smexy times and for fans of the author or the series I’m sure you’ll find this a nice Holiday treat!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*