Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: The Storm’s Gift
Author: A.D. Ellis
Series: 2017 Advent Calendar Daily – Stocking Stuffers
Heroes: Rory & James
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 34 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2017
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Snowed in together in their college dorm, two men share a quick connection that creates enough heat to spar with the blizzard outside.
Rory Blackwell plans to rejuvenate his mind and repair his battered heart after his world is shaken by an unexpected breakup. James Austin’s freshman-year plans of improving his social life crashed and burned, leaving him feeling as alone and outcast as he did back home.
One man is hurting while the other is eager to provide comfort. One is a virgin, the other experienced with other men. Both are looking forward to Winter Break, but can they take full advantage of their situation—or will the passion ignited between them fizzle out with the storm?
This was an interesting little story. I loved the idea behind Rory and James being snowed in. I liked that they were able to explore their chemistry during winter break and I found James to be just too adorable! And the part where Rory helps James so he doesn’t get hypothermia was so sweet. I loved them together.
However, while I enjoyed this one, I thought there was too much sex for such a short story. Add to that, I still sorta feel like James is a rebound for Rory so it doesn’t feel like it’ll last long, which is sad. I wish the story had been longer so we could have explored their relationship more and longer, too.
In the end, I still enjoyed this one. I wish it had been longer so the characters and their relationship could have been more in-depth but as it was, I liked these two and the premise of the story. If you’re looking for something short and sweet, definitely give this one a go!
Overall Impression: It was good
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*