Let it Snow by Heidi Cullinan
Minnesota Christmas #1
August 30, 2017
About the Book: The weather outside is frightful, but this Minnesota northwoods cabin is getting pretty hot.
Stylist Frankie Blackburn never meant to get lost in Logan, Minnesota, but his malfunctioning GPS felt otherwise, and a record-breaking snowfall ensures he won’t be heading back to Minneapolis anytime soon. Being rescued by three sexy lumberjacks is fine as a fantasy, but in reality the biggest of the bears is awfully cranky and seems ready to gobble Frankie right up.
Marcus Gardner wasn’t always a lumberjack—once a high-powered Minneapolis lawyer, he’s come home to Logan to lick his wounds, not play with a sassy city twink who might as well have stepped directly out of his past. But as the northwinds blow and guards come down, Frankie and Marcus find they have a lot more in common than they don’t. Could the man who won’t live in the country and the man who won’t go back to the city truly find a home together? Because the longer it snows, the deeper they fall in love, and all they want for Christmas is each other.
When I picked up Let it Snow I set out to read something I thought would make me feel good, something that was happy and light, and I got it. Let it Snow was exactly what I was looking for.
Having read Winter Wonderland, the third book in this series, I was already familiar with these three grumpy lumberjacks. I even knew who they ended up with, but it was so much fun going back to read Frankie and Marcus first falling in love. Actually, there was something really amazing about Marcus in particular. It was all in how Frankie was insecure in himself, looked down on himself for having some ‘swish’ as he would call it. I loved how Marcus worked to build him up. Every time Marcus reminded Frankie he was a man, no matter how he spoke or carried himself, I felt my heart warm just a little bit more.
I also loved watching Frankie pull down Marcus’s walls. He was so nervous, having been burned before. It was really hard for Marcus to believe Frankie wouldn’t do the same. It was so beautiful, watching Frankie prove him wrong. Maybe they aren’t my favorite Minnesota Christmas couple, but they are definitely adorable.
On top of that, it was crazy seeing Paul and Arthur in this book. It was quite a departure from where they are in Winter Wonderland. It almost felt wrong to read, but only because I know they’re not right together. There’s better coming along for these men.
That’s not to say that I didn’t enjoy seeing them in the beginning. I particularly liked seeing how the friendship between the three lumberjacks started, prior to any love interests. It was well worth it.
I honestly can’t wait to move right onto the next one. Arthur and the librarian. That should be very interesting! (And yes, I will be rereading Winter Wonderland too!)