Author: A.M. Arthur
Source: publisher request
Genre: Paranormal Romance GLBT (M/M)
Love thaws the coldest heart.
At fifteen, Lee Mitchell and Roman Carmichael are sure their fledgling relationship can survive any heartache or hardship—until a spring canoeing trip ends with Lee in the hospital and Roman missing. With his memories of that final, tragic trip gone, Lee spends the next ten years building a life around the river where he lost Roman, existing on the hope that one day he’ll find a clue as the fate of his first love.
During a late March snowstorm, Lee finds a stranger wandering the road and offers him a ride. Lee’s shock and confusion at discovering this stranger is Roman, older and confused by his long absence, is fast tempered by relief and joy. But Roman isn’t back to stay, and as they work to repair the fractured pieces of their past, the emerging truth of the night Roman disappeared may be the one thing that their enduring love cannot overcome.
Wow! I can think of no better way to describe Frozen than an extremely heart-wrenching, but sexy episode of the Twilight Zone. Previous to reading it I skimmed through a few other reviews to get an idea of what to expect. I knew I was in for a twist, but when the truth finally came out I'm pretty sure my jaw was literally hanging open. I'll be the first to admit mysteries drive me nuts. I usually don't have the patience to wait for the "final reveal" but I was a good girl and refrained from skipping ahead and spoiling the fun for myself. Thank goodness for that :)
The love, longing, and heartache that's built up in flashback chapters made my heart ache for Roman and Lee. So, after ten long years of grief and loneliness I was rooting for a happy ending for those two and wasn't disappointed.
The story did end a bit abruptly and I would have loved an epilogue, but I will survive to read another day :)
In all, Frozen was a wonderful short story that kept my heart pumping and my mind racing with possibilities all the way to the end.