The Boy Who Came In From the Cold
Todd Burton has had enough of small-town Buckman. His abusive stepfather calls him a fag; his friend Austin makes him realize he may be gay, but Todd doesn’t want to admit his stepfather is right; and he dreams of being a chef. Three good reasons to flee his hometown and pursue greener pastures.... show more
Todd Burton has had enough of small-town Buckman. His abusive stepfather calls him a fag; his friend Austin makes him realize he may be gay, but Todd doesn’t want to admit his stepfather is right; and he dreams of being a chef. Three good reasons to flee his hometown and pursue greener pastures. But when Todd reaches the big city, his luck runs dry. Soon he can’t pay his rent and gets evicted. In the middle of a snowstorm.Gabe Richards is a wealthy businessman with enough wounds of his own to make him afraid of ever being intimate again. But when he sees Todd outside his building, freezing to death, he takes pity on him and takes him in from the cold.To their mutual surprise, Todd and Gabe find themselves drawn to each other. “One night” turns into a week. Maybe letting a man in from the cold can melt the ice around Gabe’s heart—and maybe getting evicted will turn Todd’s luck around.
Publish date: May 29th 2013
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages no: 284
Edition language: English
, Contemporary Romance
, M M Romance
, Gay Romance
, Gay For You
, M M Contemporary
DNF at 30%The writing really got on my nerves. It was such a jumbled mess. I couldn’t get used to the half thoughts during the dialogue.Not a book for me.
Todd is seriously down on his luck. Gabriel has been there, done that and survived. The two of them meet on a stormy, snowy night and each take a chance on the other. Todd has a lot of growing to do. Gabriel has a lot of hang-ups to get over. One of the things I really enjoyed about The Boy Who Came...
This is a bit of a Cinderfella romance, with Gabe being the Knight in shining armor, and Todd being the neglected, mistreated and downtrodden boy needing to be rescued. Then again, it's also a romantic love story, and despite the insta-love, I didn't feel as if either Gabe or Todd were using each ot...
Todd is having a rough time of it. At age 20, he left his home and his horrible other and step father, for the bright lights of Kansas City. He hopes to train to be a chef, cooking is his true love. He's also gay, but hasn't admitted it to himself yet. There are niggles throughout the beginning tha...