Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Snow Storm
Author: Davidson King
Series: Haven Hart Universe #5
Heroes: Snow & Chris
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 185 pages
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: March 20, 2019
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: The city of Haven Hart rests under the heel of Christopher Manos. He reigns over the most dangerous and deadliest citizens as the most powerful crime boss the city has seen in generations. Yet, for the last five years, the harshest edges of his nature have been tempered by the loving devotion of his husband, Snow, and the nephew Christopher adores like a son. His life is a balance of darkness and light until a birthday trip for his nephew, Simon, is interrupted by a hail of bullets and explosions, threatening to destroy it all.
Snow has found a home, a family, and the love of one of Haven Hart’s most powerful men. When Christopher and Simon are kidnapped, Snow risks everything to find his family. Utilizing specialized skills he learned on the streets and the finer points of running a city from his crime boss husband, Snow takes on roles he never dreamed he would–protector, leader, and avenger. No one threatens his family and lives. Experienced enough to know he can’t do this alone, Snow calls in every favor he is owed, risking his life promising favors in return, all to save his family and the man he loves.
The sins of the Manos crime family are escaping the dark recesses of the past and threatening the bright future of everything Snow and Christopher have built. Yet, even with the help of some unlikely and uniquely dangerous people, Snow finds himself wondering if their efforts will be enough to save the two most important people in his life. Will the loving family Snow has finally found be taken from him forever?
The Haven Hart series has been such a pleasure to read, I eagerly look forward to each book that comes out and this one was no different. While Snow and Christopher aren’t my favorite couple of the series, I still enjoy them enough to read more of them. I’ve always loved that Christopher is such a badass but then has a soft heart. I love that he’s not cruel and inspires so much loyalty in others. His employees become his family and Snow really nurtures that. Plus, I like that Snow is so understated. Everyone always thinks he’s this weak guy, which kind of confuses me because nothing really lends to that, but everyone underestimates him and I always love when he outsmarts people. Playing the game better than the person who starts it thinking they’re cocky shits. It was fun to watch this play out and see how Christopher gives Snow clues and how Snow uses that amazing brain of his to figure out a way to help Christopher. Plus, the bits with the dogs were hilarious and I loved that dash of comedy thrown in.
While I enjoyed this one, I had a few issues with it. My biggest issue was Atticus. I felt like the whole thing with him didn’t make sense and I’m not even sure how to describe why. For one, Atticus watched Christopher for years but yet didn’t know that Snow was important to him? It was hard for me to follow his logic because he’d say one thing and then contradict himself later on or would come to a conclusion that I didn’t really understand how he got there. Like, why would he think Simon was more important to Christopher than Snow? And why all of a sudden think that Snow was more important than Simon? It was just confusing to follow at times. Also, something that really niggled me was at the end when Snow was locked in a car, he spent minutes watching things play out and then when the dust settles (so to speak), he honks the horn. Why did he wait all that time to do that if he could have just honked the horn from the beginning???
Add to that, I’ve been looking forward to a book for Jones and Lee since I read Hug It Out but this book makes me not look forward to that anymore because there were tons of hints that make me think their book will be a menage between Lee, Ginger and Jones. For someone who isn’t a fan of M/M/M, I’m extremely disappointed thinking this and will be even more disappointed if it really turns out their story includes Ginger. Ginger needs to find his own man (Poe maybe??) and leave Lee and Jones alone, IMO.
All in all, though, I still enjoyed this one. It wasn’t my favorite of the series but I liked getting back to Snow and Christopher and seeing everyone again (especially Bill and Mace!). I’m curious where things will go with Poe and, at this point, I look forward to Poe’s book more than Lee and Jones, even though I’ve been craving their story since book 2. Definitely give this a go if you’ve enjoyed the series so far but don’t read this if you haven’t read the previous books because I think you’d definitely understand things much more if you’ve read the previous stories first.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*