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In From the Cold

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Jeff Young is starting a year-long sabbatical in rural north Georgia, but he arrives at the cabin he rented only to find the power's out after an ice storm. Looking for a warm place to spend a night or two, Jeff meets Neal Owens, the owner of a rustic lodge, who sets him up in one of the unfinished bungalows. Their friendly conversation
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Published December 22nd 2011 by Silver Publishing (first published December 20th 2011)
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Tam
Jan 04, 2012 Tam rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, christmas-story
This review can be found at Brief Encounters Reviews.

This is not really a Christmas story, but does take place during December. Jeff had intended to spend some time in a cabin, however due to a storm, the power lines are down and it will likely be at least three days before he has electricity. Rather than freeze to death, he tries a local lodge and is lucky enough to get one of the renovated cabins, although it’s not completely fitted out yet. He also meet sexy Lodge owner Neal. As they work tog
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Serena Yates
Dec 28, 2011 Serena Yates rated it liked it
Shelves: gay
This is a nice story about two lonely men ‘coming in from the cold’ of their respective long isolation. There was a little bit of background about each of them, just enough to set the scene and to explain why they were so right for each other - at least for now. An interesting beginning to what might be a happy relationship. The initial physical encounter certainly bodes well.

Jeff is a writer who wants to take a year-long break. He seems to be a bit of a recluse and not quite sure what he wants.
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4 Heart Review by Cindy

This is a cute little story that will warm you up on a cold winters night. Jeff is looking to make a change in his life but the heat in the cabin he’s supposed to do it in has broken down so he goes looking for a room.

Neal has a room to spare and rents it to Jeff. The attraction between them is instant and it worked well for me, even though I usually like more of a build up. There’s no doubts about where this is headed and it’s right into the bed they just made up together
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Steph
Dec 13, 2012 Steph rated it it was amazing
This story roped me in from the start, and kept me right along for the pleasant little ride along with Jeff. The first thing that made me pause and realize that I was already in love with the story, to be entirely honest, was Neal. From the moment he comes into the story, he was a character that pulled me in, from his kindness to his apparently less than notable features, which tickled a particular fancy of mine - main characters and love interests who are not generically beautiful. He's ...more
Stacey
Dec 27, 2011 Stacey rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, con-rom, i-own, athletes
I want more. So much more. And yet, as a short story this succeeded in so many ways. The MCs are compelling, well thought out and feel real. Their encounter with each other is so brief, but I laughed and smiled with them the entire time, wishing there was more to read. I would buy a full length novel of their story.
Meggie
Dec 22, 2011 Meggie rated it really liked it
Shelves: shorts, christmas
This short story was like an preview for a full novel and I would definitely want to read it. Both Jeff and Neal were interesting, real enough. Truth to be said it was to short, but pulling enough for wishing it would be longer. I definitely vote for more.
Ami
Dec 23, 2011 Ami rated it liked it
Shelves: mm-short-stories
This short story feels like a prologue for a longer story. It is a nice introduction to both men, as they meet each other under a snow storm circumstance. It will be nice if we can visit them again to know whether they can figure out what to do with their attraction and living situation.
Susinok
Feb 20, 2016 Susinok rated it really liked it
Jeff and Neal meet when Jeff shows up at Neal's lodge when the electricity in Jeff's cabin goes out. What follows is a nice cabin romance which ends on a hopeful note without going overboard into insta-love in 24 hours.
Katy Beth Mckee
Dec 06, 2012 Katy Beth Mckee rated it really liked it
Jeff ends up without any power and in need of a warm bed. Neal has room at his inn. Jeff finds the warmth he needs but a whole lot more.
Sadonna
Dec 26, 2011 Sadonna rated it liked it
Shelves: pdf, mm, holidays
Nice short story about a writer and a former baseball player who meet by chance on a cold winter night in Georgia. Kinda sweet and romantic. I could read more about these two???
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2.5 i liked them, but there was not much of a story. just a beginning.
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Jan 10, 2012 Rachel rated it it was ok
2.5 story...OK read for me. I didn't really connect with the characters in the story.
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I would love an extended version of this story. So sweet!
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Shae Connor lives in Atlanta, where she works for the government by day and reads and writes about people falling in love by night. She's been making up stories for as long as she can remember, but it took her a long time to figure out that maybe she should start writing them down. Now, she usually has far too many stories in progress, but when she does manage to tear herself away from her laptop, ...more
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