Saturday, December 3, 2016

Once in a Snowstorm by Ofelia Grand

Once in a Snowstorm (Nortown, #1)Once in a Snowstorm by Ofelia Gränd

Daring a snowstorm might not be the smartest thing Aiden has ever done, but he can't stand being in his flat a moment longer. With only three days to Christmas, he doesn't want to be alone. He wants a place to belong, wants people around him who won't look down on him. He might not find all that at his mother's place, but at least it's better than being alone in the city. If he can make it there, that is.

Tristan is looking forward to a quiet night in front of the TV, but instead, he has to save an idiot in designer clothes from freezing to death in his forest. Tristan tries not to notice the man's good looks, just like he has tried not to notice any man's good looks for the last seven years. He knows where relationships go and is far better off living alone, with his dog, in his cabin.

Aiden is driving Tristan mad with his bratty comments and irresponsible ways, and Aiden is going crazy from Tristan's judgmental attitude. Luckily, in a few days, the weather will clear up, and the two men won't have to be together any longer. But will a few steamy nights with the grumpy lumberjack change Aiden's mind about wanting to leave? And will Tristan still want to go back to his peaceful, predictable life without fear of getting his heart broken?


This was a pretty short read, so yes, you can expect (well maybe not at first) some insta-love.

Aiden decided after losing his job that he would go home for the first time in five years. He hits a terrible storm and crashes out and decided to find a house to call from as his phones died.

Aiden isn't well equipped for said storm and ends up in knocked out in a pile of snow. Luckily for him, Og the dog finds him.

Og happens to belong to Tristan, a "real" lumberjack, so when Tris sees what Og has found, he carries Aiden inside to try and warm him back up and see where he's come from.

These two just cannot see eye to eye, they don't understand each other very well. Aiden thinks Tris is stereotyping him, but in retrospect, Aiden is doing the same thing to Tristan. There's a lot of miscommunication and circling between these two.
Both have trust issues from their pasts that also contribute to this cycle of misunderstandings.

It takes a meddling BFF to open both their eyes to see what's really there and in the end we get a Christmasy HEA.


After losing his job, Aiden is going home for Christmas, not knowing if he will be welcomed there or not. Surely his mother won't turn her back on her son. The snow is coming down hard and Aiden loses control of his car. He is not dressed for this kind of weather, but decides to walk with hopes of finding some help. 

Tristan was not so patiently waiting on Og to do his business, when he decides to go look for him. What he finds is a man freezing to death clinging onto his dog. He decides to take this man back to his cabin to warm him up, little did he know the man wasn't the only thing that was going to warm. 

Aiden and Tristan start off rather rocky. Aiden thinks Tristan is a homophobe and Tristan thinks Aiden is a spoiled city boy. There is a lot of miscommunication, but with the help of Jen, Tristan's best friend, they soon overcome all of it and fall fast and hard for each other. 

Yes, this book is kida insta lovey, but it is a very short book. I would like to see more of these two, and since this is book 1 in the Nortown series, I hope we do.

I give this book 3.5 snowy stars.


Gay fiction—sometimes with a sprinkle of romance, sometimes with a dash of horror, sometimes with a pinch of paranormal, and sometimes a mix of it all.

Ofelia Gränd is Swedish which often shines through in her stories. She likes to write about everyday people ending up in not-so-everyday situations, and hopefully also getting out of them. She writes contemporary and paranormal, and dreams about one day writing a post-apocalyptic story--if that ever happens we'll see. 

Her books are written for readers who want to take a break from their everyday life for an hour or two. 

When Ofelia manages to tear herself from the screen and sneak away from husband and children she likes to take walks along the coastline and watch the sea. She's recently discovered the miracle of podcasts and spends her strolls listen to wise people talk. 

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