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Snow Angel (Angel Series #1)

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Dean likes April. April's brother Jay loves Dean. When Dean finds out how Jay feels it raises difficult questions of his sexuality. If he doesn't get his act together quick, he's gonna lose two friends and one true love.

Publisher's Note; Snow Angel is a male/male love story. As such, it contains homoerotic sexual content that may be offensive to some readers; mild bondage
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ebook, 136 pages
Published December 19th 2006 by Loose Id (first published December 2006)
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Daisiemae
Dean Chapman and Jay Reid have known each other since childhood. Dean had a crush on Jay's sister April, and followed her like a lost puppy for years. April never returned the first love feelings for Dean, but instead became friends with him instead. Because April and Jay are very close, they have always been package deal for Dean.

Jay has been in love with Dean since he was a boy. He knew he would never hold a place in Dean's heart or bed. Dean is not only in love/lust with his sister, but he i
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Sarah
Jan 09, 2009 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Synopsis from Loose Id.

Dean likes April. April’s brother Jay loves Dean. When Dean finds out how Jay feels it raises difficult questions of his sexuality. If he doesn’t get his act together quick, he’s gonna lose two friends and one true love. (Keep thinking of this Blur song Girls And Boys when I read this excerpt! Here. My only excuse is it’s been a long week…).
This has to be one of my favorite recent reads.

Jay was instantly likable and is a guy who has had a thing for the boy next door for mo
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Shana
Mar 10, 2012 Shana rated it did not like it
It was a simple case of mistaken identity when Dean, newly returned home after college, kisses Jay, a childhood friend and brother of Dean's intended target. What neither realizes is just what an impact such a small mistake can have on their lives.

Dean is, for me, thoroughly unlikable, just absolutely appalling. He has notes of crazy stalker/rapist to go with his complexes, and spends a lot of time focusing on how nothing is really his fault. He's big and good-looking--I get that--but his person
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Kati
Aug 03, 2009 Kati rated it liked it
A solid gay romance. I freely admit that I'm a sucker for gay romances where the soon-to-be lovers have been friends first. This was a good book, but it would have been even better if every other scene wasn't about sex. I mean, sex should be the cherry on top, the spice, not the main dish - at least in my opinion. Also, Jay's sister April got awfully on my nerves. If someone meddled in my life like she did in Jay's, I would go through the roof!

The story was good, not excellent but good nonethele
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Natsroshan
Mar 01, 2009 Natsroshan rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-romance
This story is really HOT.
And it's like being in a roller-coaster of emotions all the while.
Daisiemae, thanks for this one! Your review gives full justice to the book.
I 'm beginning the sequel right now...can't wait__xD
Gwengwel
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Cindi
May 23, 2011 Cindi rated it did not like it
Shelves: m-m
Wow, where to start?

Dean is a jerk. I kept hoping he would get better but it never happened. April goes beyond being a so-called caring sister. She is controlling and just downright mean. To everyone. Jay, I liked. But he was too much of a pushover where Dean was concerned.

There was really nothing about this story that I liked. The couple is just way wrong. Dean openly admitted that he was using Jay.... playing a game... yet Jay let it continue. Loving someone is one thing, but how many people
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Dre
Did anyone like Dean?! I don't mind the character who isn't sure he's gay or bi because he only seems to like this one guy because they usually have thoughts about liking and/or loving the other guy, they just can't tell him, or they don't know how to handle their feelings; however, Dean was a a total douche bag. I admit he did have a few thoughts where he thought he cared about Jay, but most of his thoughts were about how he was egotistical and selfish because he didn't love Jay and never would ...more
Jane (PS)
Sep 19, 2013 Jane (PS) rated it it was ok
Shelves: mm
*phew* I finished.

There's nothing particularly bad about this book, but there's not a lot that had me turning the pages. Once I'd read the first 50 pages, the themes just kept repeating. Until finally the themes 'resolved' and broke free of their shackles. Whatever. No spoilers ;)

As an aside, I thought this book was set in the US; it read like a book set in the US. Until I hit 'cricket'. Australia vs The Homeland. I wasn't ever clear of WHERE this book was set (I may have overlooked a key word!)
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Jepoi Genaldo
Nov 07, 2009 Jepoi Genaldo rated it really liked it
Childhood friends turned lovers! The plot was very creative; honestly I couldn't guess what's next. Though I wanted more! Perhaps affirmation from Jay's sister or how there relationship affected everyone. But it was all good. The confusion on Dean was definitely intriguing. I liked the overall feeling of the story which made it rather a “feel good” type of read.
Ryoma Gartre
I had trouble finishing this one, Jay is your typical chick-with-a-dick, Dean the alpha guy, April the fag hag, I didn't really warmed to any of the characters at first, but by the end I kind of end up liking Jay.
orannia
Apr 29, 2011 orannia rated it really liked it
Four and a quarter stars. It was a lovely read. I hope to sneak in the short sequel at some point.
Seregil
Jul 10, 2014 Seregil rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, mm
4.5 stars
Read it twice so far and I still can't help but love it. From the way the book starts with a funny and hot moment of mistaken identity to the interesting dynamic of the men's relationship, it's all a hell of a ride for the reader. Sweet romance, a bit of power play, interfering sisters and some life threatening situations. Most of all, I absolutely loved the guys. Dean is not all together a nice guy. He likes to tease, can't help himself from taking advantage of some situations, playing
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Pam
Jan 20, 2012 Pam rated it really liked it
I give it a 4.5

I enjoy this book and I've read it more than once. I like Jay and the author did a nice job expressing his long standing feelings for Dean, painful though they be most of the times. He's a caring, warm and tenderhearted guy, and usually not the kind of person to lash out even when he's in pain. And Dean causes him pain and emotional unrest all the time. It's like he can't help himself. Don't get me wrong. It's not that Dean's mean...it's that he's unthinking on how his actions eff
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Trix
Nov 25, 2010 Trix rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anlama
This was an amazing book with which to start reading from this author. The start of the book seemed innocent enough and rather similar with other stories.

Edited after a second read:
[spoiler ahead]I was gradually drawn within Dean and Jay's world. Before I knew it, I was sympathetic towards Jay and cheering for him to win Dean over, while at the same time, understood Dean's uncertainties and mischievous behavior. The changes in their relationship was so subtle and yet distinct. And everything fe
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Paisley
Mar 07, 2012 Paisley rated it it was ok
Hmmm, I am trying to understand why I didn't really like this story very much. In some aspects it's totally the kind of book I would potentially like, but I just didn't.

Part of it maybe because there was not really any love to the love story. Like I said the potential was there - a hot straight guy that was obviously lusting for his long-time friend who is gay, but in total denial. The gay friend who has had a long-time crush on his straight buddy and cannot tell him no. Good basis for sexual t
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Elisa Rolle
What happen if you fall in love with your best friend? No problem if you are a woman and he is a man. But if you are a gay guy and he is a straight guy, maybe troubles are coming.

Jay is a little, tiny guy with an Angel shape who always has been in love with Dean, is neighboormate. When Dean knows about Jay's feelings he decides to try this thing, to makes love to Jay and sees what happen... Sex is wonderful and maybe a life together will be. But Dean is not gay, he is a womanizer, he loves wome
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Margaret Foxe
Highly recommend this! This was a very good GFY romance. Don't know why several reviewers rated this book so low! But I suppose Haterz gon' hate! This was probably a 4.5 but I'm gonna round up for all those haterz : ) I thought the writing was very strong and the romance is extremely smoking hot. Jeez. I had to get a cool drink. Yes, Dean took FOREVER to come around and admit his feelings for Jay to the point where I was wanting to punch him in the face. But, just like Jay, I couldn't help but l ...more
Fi Brit
Mar 28, 2015 Fi Brit rated it it was ok
I understand being in denial or even lacking any kind of self awareness. What I can't understand or condone is Dean's utterly selfish and often cruel behaviour. To toy with his friend's emotions when he honestly believe believed that he had nothing to offer in return.... That's just repellant. Not a particularly well written book wither which maks the story even less of a good read.
Wendy Ann
I wanted to like this one more than I did, but just couldn't, and it was primarily attributable to the lack of connection between the main characters. Jay was likeable enough - I hated it when it felt like he was being used and cheered when he stood up for himself. Dean, on the other hand, I couldn't even develop an ounce of like for the guy. He was completely full of himself, used and disrespected Jay, and still kept at it even though he recognized what was happening. The whole gay-for-you them ...more
Nanny Ogg
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Karen K
Wasn't really sure how to rate this - I'm giving it 3 1/2 Stars but for GR it's a 3. My reasoning is that I really liked half the book, but not so much the other half. The first half dragged a little for me and I was tempted to put it aside. I didn't and got into it a little more, but at the same I really didn't like Dean at all and when they were first together, I thought he was horrible to Jay.

Jay, on the other side, I loved from the beginning - his strength, his wit, the love in his heart. I
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Boyboygirllove
Hmmm...not bad but not quite what I expected. Guess I was hoping for more of a coming-of-age story that followed the boys into adulthood. Instead, most of their history is just lightly touched on but without giving you a real sense of how close these two were together growing up. I didn't really feel the angst between these two the way I wanted to. That being said, I did end up enjoying the relationship between the two friends and the growth that they go through. There is definitely some yummy s ...more
Kavisha
Oct 17, 2015 Kavisha rated it really liked it
I wish the ending was a bit more fleshed out, but other than that I really liked it.
Katrina Passick Lumsden
Everyone in this book just came across as a major douchebag.
pbj
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Elise
May 27, 2014 Elise rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Ashley E
Aug 28, 2012 Ashley E rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
This is an intriguing "gay-for-you" kind of romance. Dean's stuggle with his feelings for Jay is very angsty, but also bluntly honest... after he gets past lying to himself. Dean is and odd character to relate to, because a lot of the time he can be a jerk without even realizing it. But then I think we all have those moments. :) I enjoyed this book, even as a re-read, and I liked (and hated) the blunt flaws of all the characters. It felt honest to me.
Brenda Maldonado
Dec 16, 2011 Brenda Maldonado rated it it was amazing
I just re-read this book and quickly remembered why I love it so. Dean is a character that won't be ignored. Love him or hate him, he elicits an emotional reaction. I love his inner struggle and how he acknowledges his erratic, often asshole"ish" behavior, yet can't help himself. I even love Dean's first sexual encounter with Jay and the dub con involved. It seems that I read this story a couple times a year and it never gets old.
TayaJay
Oct 06, 2013 TayaJay rated it liked it
3 stars

Dean was bit too arrogant for my liking but Jay like him so to each his own . Overall I like the book and bit refreshing to the whole gay for you plot. Even thorough I thought April was a bit annoying at times. I realize you need friends like that in our lives. I didn't care for how much Dean compare the siblings and I found the synopsis to be bit misleading but whatever I like book and quick enough read for me to enjoy.
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