Title: Falling into Love
Author: S.C. Wynne
Publisher: Loose Id
Pages/Word Count: 112 Pages
At a Glance: I liked what I read
Blurb: Chris Lambrough is having a run of bad luck. He’s lost his job and his boyfriend and is feeling depressed. His best friend Jenny tells him about an ad she’s noticed where The Muddy Mountain Ski Resort is looking for waiters. Chris has restaurant experience and since his New Years Resolution is to learn to ski, it seems like a nice opportunity to jump start his life.
Trevor Brown is a ski instructor at the resort. He befriends Chris right away, and they have undeniable chemistry. But Trevor has guilt over the death of his lover, Lane, two years earlier. Can the two of them learn to trust each other and move forward and forget the past?
Review: Falling into Love starts off on New Year’s Eve, with Chris and Jenny doing their fair share of celebrating. When Christopher’s obnoxious ex-boyfriend, Riley, enters the restaurant with a new guy, the festive mood is dampened. And as if the evening couldn’t get any more depressing, Chris also confesses to Jenny that he’s just lost his job, and it looks like his employers are going to skip out on paying him.
Good ol’ Jenny has the solution to Christopher’s problems.
She’s heard of a resort that’s hiring seasonal help and thinks it would be the perfect opportunity for Chris to experience a change of scenery, with a chance for adventure. Since Chris has already made a New Year’s resolution to learn to ski, he figures…why not apply for the job? Jenny also makes the suggestion that if he meets anyone new, rather than immediately jumping into bed with a guy and finding out he’s a jerk later on, Chris should take his time to get to know the fellow first.
Now to Trevor: when he meets the new waiter, it’s lust at first sight. It’s kind of cute to see Chris sweat as Trevor does everything he knows how to, to seduce this cute guy, all to no avail. Trevor comes off as a bit of jerk when Chris tells him of his resolution to get to know a guy first before putting out, and Trevor starts to avoid him. Eventually, without revealing too much, the two get together and more is revealed when Chris has a near death experience.
S.C. Wynne is a fairly new author to me. I’ve only read a couple of her previous works and enjoyed them immensely. In the book’s dedication, she mentions this is her first attempt at lighthearted and romantic. How’d she do? Well, there were a couple of things that stood out and caused me to ponder. I don’t know if this will happen with any other readers, but I liked what I read. I would recommend Falling into Love if you’re into snow, near death experiences, and the insecurity of meeting someone new…who may still be hung up on his dead boyfriend.
Now Ms. Wynne, is there any chance that Riley and Mason might get together? These two bad boys seem to deserve each other.
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