Don’t Stop Believing (Silver Pines #1) by Gwen Hayes

DontStopBelievingThe Ogre from the Hill
Simon Powell, the town recluse, only comes to town to deliver firewood and get supplies. Two days before Christmas, he sees the new librarian’s car in a ditch and knows he can’t leave him on the road, but it’s too late to take him back to town. He’ll have something he’s never had in his cabin in the ten years that’s he’s lived there…company.
The Book Nerd from the City
Adam Parker moved to the small community to make big changes in his life, but being snowbound with the bearded lumberjack in his rustic cabin was something he’d thought only existed in his fantasies. Simon pushes away anyone who wants to get close to him, but Adam sees what he’s hiding in his heart and he wants it. Badly.
A Christmas to Remember
Adam smells like cinnamon and redemption and Simon aches to run his fingers over the scrape of stubble on his cheeks. To pull him into a kiss. To reignite feelings he’d denied himself for too long. Life is right there, blazing in the eyes of the town librarian. A man who isn’t afraid of him. But he learned long ago that everything he touches gets tainted, and he’ll do anything to keep his darkness away from Adam’s light.
But Adam has something else on his side—he’s been a very good boy this year and all he wants for Christmas is Simon.

CreativeDeedsReadsDisclosure1Short, sweet and totally not what I expected….

Simon might be the town recluse, but his town hasn’t given up on him. Even with his best attempts to keep to himself. They see something in him that he doesn’t… and so does Adam.

The connection between Adam and Simon is electric. Adam’s determined to get to know the mysterious recluse. I loved these two together and I loved the members of the town that were introduced. Another perfect Holiday read and the best part is that it’s the beginning of a series. 😉



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