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Beck Justice knows holiday sparkle and snappy carols only mask December’s cruel, black heart. He learned that lesson even before he landed on the streets eight years ago, and his recent step up to a tiny apartment and a busker’s permit for Seattle’s Pike Place Market has done nothing to change his mind. But one day in the market, Oleg Abramov joins his ethereal voice to Beck’s guitar, and Beck glimpses light in his bleak, dark winter.
Oleg, lucky to have a large and loving family, believes Beck could be the man to fill the void that nevertheless remains in his life. The two men step out on a path toward love, but it proves as slippery as Seattle’s icy streets. Just when they get close, a misunderstanding shatters their hopes. Light and harmony are still within reach, but only if they choose to believe, risk their hearts, and trust.
Its kinda hard for me to review this book. While I do enjoy Lou’s Loving Luki Vasquez series, I hadn’t read anything else by her. Her writing is so different then what I’m use to. Her words are very descriptive and some times her stories don’t show the actions being done. I felt like this story was a tad convoluted. It had a lot going on, and I’m not 100% certain I like either MC together or apart.
I feel like when you introduce a character like Beck who has so much background story then we need more then 79 pages. I really would have liked it to be longer, because quite frankly I didn’t understand him being homeless. Yes, it sounds dumb because I know it can happen to anyone, but it went from him being kicked out his home to being homeless. It never stated if he reached out to any of his family or even his story. Things like this bother me until I get answers, and unfortunately I never got an answer so I was distracted most of the story. Yes Beck seems to overcome this part of his life, but his feeling of abandonment isn’t going away.
Oleg reminded me of a scattered brain person on pixie dust. LOL. That’s the best way for me to describe him. He kinda got thrust into the story. I really don’t have much to say about him, just that he’s lonely and he sleeps his way around. No problem for me, he’s grown so he’s allowed to do as such.
I can say the relationship aspect of the story was very rushed and harried. It happened so fast that you can miss it in the blink of an eye. I don’t know if I can recommend this to people. It’s an okay holiday read, but it didn’t really feel as such to me. Hopefully the author’s next work gives me the same excitement as her previous series.