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Snowbound in Nowhere (Evergreen (2012 Advent Calendar))

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3.53 of 5 stars 3.53  ·  rating details  ·  198 ratings  ·  39 reviews
When a funeral calls his friend Martin away, sunbelt resident Chris is left alone in Martin’s cabin in the dead of winter—and in a blizzard to boot. When the power goes out, Chris thinks he’s going to freeze to death. Luckily, Horace drops in to check on him—and then runs out after a few kisses, leaving Chris upset and feeling used. Horace does come back with explanations, ...more
ebook, 69 pages
Published November 30th 2012 by Dreamspinner Press
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Serena Yates
Doing something completely out of character, like going to a place you've never been before, can lead to the most amazing results. All Phoenix-based Chris expected was a nice Christmas visit with his friend Martin and experiencing snow for the first time. Instead he ends up in the northern Wisconsin cabin on his own because Martin has to go to a funeral. And when a blizzard causes the power to fail, he is convinced he's going to die. Not a total impossibility, considering his lack of snow surviv ...more
Elspeth
This was a very sweet story about two men finding love over Christmas.
I really enjoyed the story, I just wished it was a bit longer.
I would have liked to get to know the characters a bit more.
I hope the author gives Martin a story as well, maybe he can do a Valentine’s Day novella!
Here is too wishful thinking!
Mandy*reads obsessively*
Sort of spoilerish!

Just barely3*
I really really wanted to like this one more than I did.
Chris is pretty much alone in the world and so is Martin, his best friend from college, so he travels from warm and sunny Arizona to 'Snowbound in Nowhere' for Christmas with his friend.
Unfortunately Martin is taking care of family business and isn't there when Chris arrives and with Chris a snowstorm that knocks out the power.
Horace, I'm not sure if Hermit is the right word for him, he's 21 and very much al
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Aine Massie
I’m not one, normally, into the shorter stories but Andrew manages to weave a story of love, struggle, growth, and passion in just a few pages without leaving me disappointed with the length (not easy to do in my opinion) and, I think, my first 5 drops for a short.

The start of the holiday vacation for Chris sends him into a bit of a panic . . . snow, blizzard, and his friend isn’t there, but then the sexy red headed recluse down the road stops by to check on him and more than a holiday prayer i
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Jen
Honestly, this book just made me feel like a creeper. When Chris first meets Horace, he's like this big, sexy alpha male who goes after what he wants.

Then he comes back later, and surprise! We find out he's actually this completely inexperienced 21 year old whose "Daddy Dearest" used to beat him for masturbating and one time getting caught with a dude.

And he kiiiiiiiiinda comes across as one of those kids who rode the "special" bus. And Chris talks to him like he is one. For example: 'Horace..
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MLE
Oct 16, 2013 MLE rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: mm
Sweet, but the insta-love was a little too much for me. Maybe if I had had a better feeling for them it would have felt more natural to me, and not quite so forced, and rushed.
Otila
Meh. Just an okay Christmas story. I wasn't feeling the connection.
Anke
This was a sweet story. Will we get Martin's story as well? Here is one reader who would like to read it.
Lucy
There were parts of this I loved –the idea of Chris taking a trip from Arizona’s heat to meet his friend Martin in the snow and cold, ending up roughing it on his own when Martin has to go to a funeral and then can’t get back. I liked Chris himself, a little bitchy, a little dramatic but overall just a funny, nice guy.

The premise was great, being snowbound somewhere strange, not knowing anyone, no power, etc. It was Horace who stops by to make sure everything is okay. When I first read him, I a
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Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
I usually adore Andrew Grey stories but I really struggled with this one. I didn't like the main character, Chris. I felt like he was really whinny and I understand he was stuck in the middle of nowhere but his attitude was a bit too much for me.

I liked Horace but I had a lot of questions about him. He's so young yet he acted older than Chris (after that first incident). I actually felt really bad for him because he's so naive. Another reason I didn't like the story was it has a lot of sex. Wit
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Monica Lombardi
After finishing "Redemption by fire" I picked this one but it wasn't as good. I think I simply didn't get why the two were attracted to each other, as if the author just assumed that we were to assume that, snap, they were. It's not about the (reduced) length because Grey did a much better job in Redemption in this sense, while in this case there was simply something missing. Also, I think Horace's characterization was lame - he considered himself stupid, why? He came through as naive rather tha ...more
Susan
Chris goes to visit his friend, Martin, for Christmas because he has never seen snow and because he is going to be alone over the festive period. When Martin has to go to a funeral, Chris finds himself alone anyway but when Martin's friend comes to check on him during a blizzard that changes. I couldn't help but like Horace; he was so sweet and eager to please but he also knew exactly what he wanted. Chris and Horace were two very different men but each was able to provide exactly what the other ...more
Morgan  Skye
Chris is stranded in a blizzard. He’s been burned by love and is reluctant to get involved in a relationship anymore, but he’s lonely. While stranded, Horace the neighbor helps him survive. Within a couple hours the brusque Horace and the worldly Chris have had sex but it freaks Horace out and he flees.

Chris is a little heartbroken, but really, what did he expect from someone he knows next to nothing about? Fortunately(?), Horace returns and the two resume the relationship (if it can be called t
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Meggie
I'm, really, not impressed by this story. Emotionally, this story doesn't ring right or even true. The main storyline is rushed, bland and rings false.
Tam
This review can be found at Brief Encounters Reviews.

This author tends to write sweet stories with likable guys, and this one is no exception. Chris agreed to travel from Arizona to Wisconsin to spend Christmas with his friend at his isolated cabin. However when a death in the family calls his friend away, he ends up at the cabin alone, in a snow storm, with no power. Neighbor Horace shows up to make sure he’s okay, and ends up staying. Before long the two are getting very friendly, however aft
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Gabbi
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Andrew Grey is one of my favorite authors. He writes sweet and very romantic stories that I always seem to enjoy. Between his creative plotlines and his realistically written heroes, he’s one of my go-to authors when I need a little pick me up.

When Chris agreed to stay with Martin at his cabin for a couple of weeks, he had no idea what was in store for him. Martin had to leave on an emergency, leaving Chris alone and unprepared at how to take care of himsel
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mw138
Sweet story about finding love in the most unexpected place. Chris is visiting his friend, Martin, for Christmas in a quaint cabin in the woods. When Martin is delayed due to a funeral, Chris must "rough it" by himself. The arrival of a blizzard and no electricity brings even more torment for Chris, who lives in Phoenix and has never been around snow. Martin's neighbor, Horace, stops by to check on the house and he and Chris embark on a friendship fueled by a powerful connection.

I thought Horac
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Secretly Reading

Originally reviewed for The Book Vixen

Snowbound in Nowhere is the most sexual of the short novellas reviewed here and the emotional intimacy is obligatory only. Still, it’s a spicy story of two sexually combustible men snowed in a cabin that’ll have readers a tad hot under the collar too. Phoenix-raised Chris visits his friend’s cabin in snowy Wisconsin just in time to be snowbound inside. Horace is the taciturn neighbor who stops in to check on Chris and the two heat themselves through the stor
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Brian
This is a heartwarming and enjoyable short story meant to go along with the Christmas holiday.

The story focuses on two characters, one afraid to love again, and one afraid he will never know love at all, who are brought together by a blizzard.

As much as I liked this, there is a flatness to the character of Horace. We learn a little about his background, tiny windows into his history, but we get nothing about who he is now. We understand what he wants, what he needs, but we never get the emotion
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melek
Chris goes to visit his friend martin at his cabin but martin cant make it with funeral arrangements. Chris gets stuck there blizzard on the way meets next door neighbor Horace one thing lead to another they get together. Its love at first site for Horace but Chris is there for Christmas wat happens next he doesnt know. But then of course love and feelings get in the way. Horace is so sweet and innocent chris cant get enough of him. Wish it was longer see whats in store for the guys but story le ...more
Sandym
Dec 02, 2012 Sandym rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: m-m
Wow, I had been anticipating the release of this book since I found out about it. I even did something I never, ever do....I put a book that I was already reading on hold to read this. I know, anal, but I can't help it. (no pun intended) lol

My decision to move this book to "read right now!" status was a great one. It's a sweet Christmas story and I enjoyed it immensely.

Mr. Grey definitely has another winner on his hands!
Pippacon
i absolutely enjoyed this holiday story from Andrew Grey...i had started reading another book of Mr Grey's just before starting to read this one and i was struggling to finish it.. unlike that story this one really soared..the characters were on fire and there was alot of chemistry and connection..the story itself was lovely and most enjoyable.. it was awesome and sweet...and i truly loved it....
Eli Easton
This is a 3.5 stars for me. I liked the Christmas theme and the snowbound cabin, and the sex scenes were nice and hot. While I like 'gay virgins', the character of Horace felt a little too unappealingly dumb and naive to me and I never had a very strong sense of Chris (the other male lead) at all. Still, a nice holiday short that's worth a read.
Fairy / Anna
Between 2 and 3 stars.
There were moments when I was like: "Aww... That's sad. And sweet"
But there were also moments like: "Yawn. Something should happen already."
Not bad, but not good either. You can read it, if you have nothing better to do. Quite heartwarming and nice.
Extra points for Christmas theme and Horace.
Katy Beth Mckee
Things just don't seem to be going well for Chris. First the friend he's supposed to visiting is out of town, then it snowing and he's a warm weather boy, and finally the power goes off. But suddenly Horace is there coming to his rescue and it's wonderful. But then reality threatens the new relationship.
Raevyn
Dec 21, 2012 Raevyn rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012
This was a wonderful story and typical Andrew Grey... great writing, great characters, and sweet as can be. I liked Chris, but Horace stole the show. He was a big teddy bear and I wanted to hug him more than once. I was so happy to see them together.
Awilk -never sleeps-
A quick and very sweet story of how opposites attract. The only thing wrong with this is that short stories and I rarely fall in love with each other. I am almost always left with wanting more, and this happened yet again.
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Reviewed by:Lucy
Genre: M/M Holiday
Rated: 3 hearts

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Marlobo
Skipped because the author rated this book. That makes me not want to read it since I think that such behavior is unethical
Elizabeth H.
Confused about this one. Is Horace meant to seem mentally challenged? Whatever the answer, this one didn't really work for me.
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