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Life in Fusion (Summit City #2)

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The Sno Ho Sequel

Aspiring author, Boone Daniels, always figured love would be as easy as he was. Fresh off the whirlwind winter-vacation romance with ski-god and would-be boyfriend, Wade Walker -- Boone was certain that saying goodbye would be the hardest part.

He'd survived the unconventional way in which they came together, proven himself somewhat worthy to Wade's hometow
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ebook, 252 pages
Published November 30th 2010 by MLR Press, LLC
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Gigi
This review is for both Sno Ho and Life Infusion



Sno Ho started as a short story in the anthology Melting the Slopes back in 2009. It was so wildly popular with fans that Mr. Day wrote Life Infusion, a novel-length sequel in 2010 and published Sno Ho as a novella. There is also a lovely epilogue of sorts in Summit City #2.5: A Summit City Christmas that was published in 2011. I read both books for the first time in August 2012 and re-read Mr. Day's new editions (which do not contain new material)
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Susan
Dec 26, 2014 Susan rated it really liked it

4.5 stars

I have NO idea how this happened...but this book wiggled it's way into my heart...BIG TIME.


I went on a holiday reading binge this year. I read probably 20 stories in a couple weeks. And most were adequately entertaining. One that I found particularly enjoyable was "Sno Ho" by Ethan Day. I read the reviews how it was laugh-out-loud hysterical, and true, the banter between the MC's (Boone in particular) was pretty funny. And I liked the humor...unapologetic without crossing the line. But
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Shell
Nov 15, 2010 Shell rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I feel like just writing I LOVED THIS BOOK, but that wouldn't be a very detailed review, so I'll try and give you a few reasons as to why that is. Oh, let me count the ways!

Life in Fusion picks up right where Sno Ho left off, with Boone newly back in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Wade still in Summit City, Colorado and Boone continuing to agree to move to Summit City at the end of six months.

The story fluctuates back and forth between the two cities, depending on who was visiting whom and you get
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Heller
May 11, 2013 Heller rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, contemporary
3.5

As deliciously snarky as the first book. Boone is definitely a character that I love. This addresses what happens after the HEA, uprooting your life and upsetting your friends when you find love and find yourself leaving parts of your old life behind.

I really felt for Gabe, a lot. The friendship between him and Boone was tight and seeing Gabe struggle with the changes was a bit heart-breaking. (view spoiler)
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Cole Riann
What can I say besides the inside of Ethan's head must be a three-ring circus? (Only in the nicest way possible, of course!). Seriously, though -- I fell in love with Boone and Wade in Sno Ho and I was a bit afraid to read LIF, simply because they were so dear to me. I'm sure I needn't tell anyone, but that was obviously a mistake. LIF accomplished the second part of Boone and Wade's story in such glorious spastic perfection that I was instantly smitten all over again. Besides (and for all I lov ...more
Ajax1978
Jul 15, 2012 Ajax1978 rated it it was ok
Some of Ethan Day's books are among my favorites of this genre but this one (along with Sno Ho and the Christmas themed one) was just ok. The first book was cute for a while with Boone's constant one-liners, but by this sequel I was saying out loud, give it a rest already. If I had a friend that was nothing but quick quips and wisecracks I don't think I could stand to be around him for more than five minutes. There's more to life than trying to be a modern day Dorothy Parker. There has to be som ...more
Elizabetta
Feb 02, 2012 Elizabetta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humorous, series2
I adore the zaniness that is Ethan Day. I love Wade and Boone. I’ve fought my GR friend Monika for Boone and lost...but I’m holding fast onto Wade. Hear that? He’s mine! He is such a love and so in love with Boone it hurts. Ain’t love grand?

This entirely satisfactory sequel to Sno Ho took a little while to get to the inevitable climax and ‘facing the issues’ in Boone and Wade’s quick and lusty romance but the getting there was so very yummy and fun. I just love the snappy dialogue, Boone’s inner
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Bookwatcher
Mar 27, 2011 Bookwatcher rated it it was amazing
This story is so funny! But made me think about how stupid humans can be


Why? Simple?
The aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaangst! OMG The main characters had so many doubts! "oh, is this right?"
"oh, I must think about this relationship"
"oh, I think it's not time to move on with him"
I can understand each question, and understand also some "jealousy" from Gabe but certainly all of them lost a precious time questioning their real feelings. It's not a problem of the book, but only an observation. I think it's a good
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Emanuela ~plastic duck~
This is as hilarious as the first book and I didn't think it could be possible.

There is a lot of Boone and Wade in this book, but there's more about Boone and he's non-Wade life. It's about the six-month period before Boone moves to Summit City to live with Wade. Boone has to wrap his mind about the fact that he's truly fallen in love with Wade and he has to reconcile his new love with his old life. Boone and Wade are very much in love, but they are both sort of scared of the intensity of their
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Deeze
I admit I was nervous to read this second book after the first Sno Ho. I wasn't sure a longer book could keep things going. I'm glad to say I worried for nothing. Boone never failed me at all.

Book two takes us on Boones journey to move to Summit City to be with Wade. Along the way we get a closer insight to his best friend Gabe, a best friend since the age of five and a half.

We meet the twins who add a little sparkle to everything.

We get to meet the Asshole Phillip, who I end up kinda liking
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Lauraadriana
Mar 18, 2011 Lauraadriana rated it it was amazing
LOOOVEEDDD this book. I could not stop laughing. I just love Ethan Day's sense of humor, his characters and their love stories.

What can I say I started this right after I finished Sno Ho #1 and it was just as fantastic. Boone, Wade their families, their friends, just so sweet, and funny and lovable. The twins :)

This book made me smiled and get teary eyed (in a very good way) and laugh my ass off like very other paragraph. Oh when Wade met Boone's parents, OMG so frigging FUNNY!!

I so recommend th
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Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
3.5 stars

This was a tricky one for me. I liked it since it was so funny but I also had some issues with it that dimmed my enjoyment of the story. While I did enjoy this one, I didn't like it as much as Sno Ho. :-/

LiF picks up literally where Sno Ho ended with Boone arriving home from the airport and having to deal with not having Wade in even the same state as he is. Boone is just as funny, though. I actually thought he was even more so because he just gets louder and louder and then his friends
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L-D
Sep 27, 2011 L-D rated it really liked it
Recommended to L-D by: Nik
No matter what you do, do NOT judge this book by its cover. Someone should take a sharpie marker to it and just scribble out both the faces. It's a crime that Wade and Boone were depicted in such an undelicious manner.

When last we met our two heroes Boone and Wade in Sno Ho #1, they had just met in Summit City and conducted a whirlwind romance in the wake of Boone's dumping by his douchebag of a boyfriend, Phillip. Thinking that he was going on his 1 year anniversary vacation with Phillip, Boon
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Heather C
Mar 27, 2011 Heather C rated it it was amazing
This book was a really fun read and I loved it. I loved all the humor and snark and how I feel like I really got to know all the characters this time. I like how it picks up right where Sno Ho left off. We get to see Boone and Wade survive the 6 month trial period of their relationship and experience all the crazy, mostly hilarious, bumps along the way. There are many "cover your mouth" laugh out loud moments. Especially when Boone's parents are in the scene.

Cute, happy story and I hope Ethan p
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♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Boone aka butt boy is certifiable. All I know is, if this was a female lead, people would be ripping Boone to shreds. Since he's a drama queen gay guy, I guess it's okay. Double standards at its best. Seriously, just about everything about Boone DRIVES ME CRAZY! I should hate this crazy mo-fo. He's vain, irreverent, selfish, conceited, just everything bad. The bad stereotypes one sees for gay guys.

Boone's not really that way though. It's his facade to protect himself. He's kind of endearing tha
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Monika
May 06, 2012 Monika rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
A great continuation of Sno Ho where it ends Life in Fusion starts. You need to read them both to get the full story.

Boone is still that adorable, sweet, funny, crazy, snarky character he was if Sno Ho, and thank goodness for that I love that guy! And where there is Boone there will be Wade, these two are a team, a pair, a couple so perfect for each other.

Ethan Day takes you through a wonderfully romantic story that will make you laugh and cry. The secondary characters are great. It was like wat
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Michelle B
Apr 16, 2011 Michelle B rated it it was amazing
I'll perform a life-saving shortcut and say up front that I read the slurpy treat that was Sno Ho first before being compelled to jump into Life in Fusion.

The dialogue in Sno Ho is wonderfully crisp and fleshes out the persona of Boone much more effectively than telling us what he is like. As the narrator, Boone's a very likeable guy who makes you hope for his success. I adored that he is concerned about falling HOH with Wade after only a week. His decisions prove he has a head on his beautiful,
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Nivalis
While I wasn't entirely convinced by the prequel, Sno Ho, I nevertheless enjoyed it and thought it was a fun read. Life in Fusion, however, is just annoying. Or ... scratch that, it's the protagonist, Boone, that is annoying. I just can't take him seriously; his "humor" is way too forced, he's so full of himself, and comes across as a 13- or 14-year-old teenager, which is something I managed to endure while reading the rather short Sno Ho, but being stuck in his mind for more than 300 pages? No, ...more
~~~Heather S.~~~
Mar 17, 2011 ~~~Heather S.~~~ rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
After finishing Sno Ho, I had to know what happens to Boone and Wade and whether they could turn a vacation fling into a relationship. I can't help but feel like I got short-changed with this book! I should say that I believe this is my first time reading a happy for now rather than a happily ever after, so that plays a big part, as I didn't like where it ended, it didn't tell me enough and I don't know if it works out for them and that frustrates me! I've spent a lot of time with these characte ...more
Lauren
I have really enjoyed this series! Life in Fusion was just as good as the first book (which I thought might be a tough act to follow) and was a fabulous continuation of Boone and Wade's romance. Boone is possibly my favourite MC ever. He says the funniest things and made chuckle all the way through. I absolutely love his wit and sense of humour.

I loved Boone's friends and family. His parents were just the cutest and the twins totally cracked me up. I loved learning more about Gabe. I know he was
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Lee
Apr 24, 2011 Lee rated it really liked it
Life in Fusion, the sequel to Sno Ho, continues with the whirlwind life of Boone Daniels and his new boyfriend Wade as they try to get their relationship off the ground. While I really enjoyed Sno Ho, I have to say that Life in Fusion is the better book--with the exception of that horrible book-cover. It really does the book a disservice.

We find Boone bouncing off the walls after returning from Summit City, trying to put his life in order before he moves to be with Wade. We are introduced to a

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Meredith
Dec 08, 2015 Meredith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is book 2 of this series (Book 1 is Sno Ho) I was so eager to get to it since Sno Ho ended in a cliffy! Also, I was DYING to be entertained by Boone. That man literally had me laughing until I had tears pouring down my face. I love Boone’s relationship with his best friend Gabe. There’s a scene in this book that had me choked up. Friends like those 2 are so rare and I wanted to freeze that moment. What I love most about this book and Sno Ho, is that when it was done I sat down and thought. ...more
BJ
Apr 26, 2011 BJ rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reading-with-ang
I'd say this series is definately a Gold Medal Winner in my eyes :D an 'easy' 5 stars ;)

After the hot and steamy 'getting to know you' period that Sno Ho walks us through, Ethan Day's sequal Life in Fusion again follows the relationship my new favourite power couple Boone and Wade (they need a uni-name like Bade or Wane - sorta like Brangelina, Bennifer or rpatz... ewww forget that last one!)

But in all seriousness, this story is hilarious, sweet, unbearably hot at times and sometimes you just wa
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Magnolia
Dec 05, 2010 Magnolia rated it it was amazing
God, I loved these books!! Ethan Day is one of the few m/m authors who can pull off the incredibly sexy sizzling scenes and throw a bunch of humor in the story. Nothing sexier than a man with a sense of humor.
My only complaints?? The cover is terrible!! I do not find either of these men sexy, not even handsome. It was a disappointment to see the cover after I already had a clear picture of what I imagined the characters to look like. It's almost like a shock to the system when you see the cover
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Tina
Oct 19, 2011 Tina rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It is the follow-up to Sno Ho where we dig in and get to see what really happens after the main characters fall in love quickly. It was great to see that Boone and Wade wrestled with the real life issues of starting a life together and didn't just live HEA without some struggles. These struggles made the seem more real to me. Ethan Day also dealt with the real jealousy that most BFFs go through when one of them falls in love and moves away (emotionally and physically) from the ...more
Lily
Life in Fusion starts right where Sno Ho left off and follows Boone and Wade through the next six months until Boone is finally ready to move in with Wade. There is a lot of interaction with friends and family as the action alternates between Summit City and Albuquerque and as in the first book there are also plenty of laugh out loud moments. The sex is scorching hot but it's the deep love between Boone and Wade that makes this such an engaging story. Highly recommended.
M'rella
I have to say I was a little disappointed at first. The story progressed very slowly (for my own personal taste). It was all about Boone and Wade going to other people's places and having some sort of a party/dinner with family and friends. There was not a lot of one-on-one, not a lot of angst, not a lot of real strain on the relationship (once again, from my personal point of view). But surprisingly I stopped thinking about that at some point and just started laughing my various body parts off. ...more
Christina
Apr 26, 2014 Christina rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m-romance, humor

Not quite as good as the first but I still had fun with Boone. He was as snarky and sarcastic as ever. Nothing really turned me off, but I think this book could have been cut to about half it's length. There wasn't really anything new or exciting going on. I loved Boone and the journey he took with Wade. Boone finally was able to move beyond his fears and feel secure with his relationship with Wade (well, as secure as Boone can be). Boone had me smiling with every witty comeback line, his never
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Tami (synchro from BL)
Dec 16, 2012 Tami (synchro from BL) rated it it was amazing
I liked the first part (Sno Ho) very much, but this one was even better. Boone, the first person narrator, is just hilarious - his ramblings and banter is so funny and entertaining, I laughed out loud several times. But though it was a light-hearted romance, it has also substance. The family, friends and the development their relationship goes through is brilliantly written. A very great book!
Kaje Harper
Apr 28, 2012 Kaje Harper rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars. Another fun, sweet look at the couple I enjoyed very much in Sno Ho. It was nice to see some of Wade's flaws and watch him become more well-rounded and interesting as a character. And Boone's parents are hysterical. In a genre with a lot of wonderful emotional books, it's nice to also have some like this that are an easy, warm and amusing read.
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I hope you love my characters as much as I do. With any luck they’ll inspire you the
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“I snatched up the cardboard cup, plastered my lips to the plastic sippy-lid and sucked down a scalding hot mouthful. It burned, but I didn’t give a damn. I held the cup to my chest as if it were my most special friend while feeling the instant affect the coffee had on my mood and I smiled. “Hello lover.” 14 likes
“I used to have Santa and the whole coal thing, but between Wade and their father, the little shits get whatever they want. They no longer feel like they need the fat bastard!” 4 likes
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