Author: Ethan Day
Rating: 4.5 stars
Buy Links: Amazon
Type: Novella and Novel in a series
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Blurb: Sno Ho – Boone Daniels seems to have trouble finishing things. Along with the half dozen or so novels he’s started, only to abandon mid-way through, his love life could be best described as a series of drive-bys. Boone has spent the past week staying at a ski lodge in the tiny mountain town of Summit City. He’s been using his time alone to write while waiting for his boyfriend to join him for their anniversary. What happens to Boone when he winds up dumped on the eve of his one-year anniversary and ends up at a bar having one too many cocktails? Wade Walker.
Life In Fusion – Aspiring author, Boone Daniels, always figured love would be as easy as he was. Fresh off a 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 hometown of Summit City, and felt certain the self-imposed, six month boy-buffer would prove one thing – their fate was to be forever entwined. Once real life settles in, Boone suffers the realization that no one ever actually said love was easy and that even after you fall, you can still break. As their two worlds collide, he begins to understand that if he can navigate the landscape of life in fusion, he just might get that happily-ever-after…after all.
Review: What a bawdy kick these stories are! Filled with life and laughter and disastrous destruction of any and all boundaries, these characters are drenched in personality and literally exude from the pages. Can you not see Boone Daniels in all his bubble butt glory?
Ethan Day has created quite a character in Wade Walker, former Olympic athlete and favorite town son; he’s also created a wonderful character in the town and people of Summit City, Colorado that completely comes alive on the pages of this book, and it’s pure magic when Boone Daniels lands there.
Boone is a lot of TALK, and he’s really cute, but OMG he’s a smart a$$. I know! Wade was much nicer to him than I would be! He’s very funny but sometimes he goes a little too far–we all know one of those, right? His penchant for starting novels and losing direction in the middle is fine for him but leaves others wishing he might have more…erm… direction. When his latest lover sends him off for their anniversary trip and instead of joining him, dumps him by phone, he’s more irritated than anything. He’s being fobbed off with an expensive sports vacation? Plus, after hooking up with a well-hung hottie the night before, he’s in no mood for skiing lessons. But Boone’s got more to learn about than skiing when he hits the lodge.
Wade’s got to put up with a lot of attention and politics being the hero and golden son of Summit City, but he also gets a lot of perks. Like having the entire town working to find him a partner, even if his ideal partner is another man. They don’t care, they just want him happy. When Boone realizes he’s not just dating a man but is competing in the town lottery, it’s a lot of pressure for him. He’s never finished one of his novels and now he’s competing for an Olympian?
But when Wade wants something, he usually gets it, so Boone had better get ready. Because it appears that Wade’s got his eye on him!
I loved these two campy, vividly drawn characters and I’m talking about Boone and the town. Wade was a great character but what came across so strongly to me was Boone and then the collective townsfolk. Wade was always there to run interference but it really ticked me to see how Boone got taken over by this bunch. In the first book, Sno Ho, you get the beginning of their relationship, which happens during Boone’s extended vacation in Summit City. I really loved the story line punch of this one. It had all the elements of the story packed into a funny and sweet love story that took a chance on two very different men. A definite must-read.
Then, in Life in Fusion, you get the happily ever after. Or at least the trip to getting there. The scenes are hysterical and I won’t spill the beans about Boone’s parents, but just know I adore them. They steal every scene they’re in for me and explain why Boone IS Boone.
Funny, sweet, naughty and nice. Everything a reader could wish for on her list to Santa. Perfect! Thanks