Friday, November 16, 2018

Release Blitz Review: Mr. Frosty Pants by Leta Blake

Mr. Frosty Pants
(Home for the Holidays #1)
by Leta Blake
Release Date: November 7, 2018
Genre: M/M Romance

Frosty former friends get a steamy second chance in this Christmas gay romance!

Can true love warm his frozen heart?

When Casey Stevens went away to college four years ago, he ghosted on his straight best friend, Joel Vreeland. He hoped time and distance would lessen the unrequited affection he felt, but all it did was make him miss Joel more. Home for the holidays, Casey hopes they might find a way to be friends again. But Joel’s frosty reception reminds Casey of just how hard he had to fight to be Joel’s friend in the first place. It’s going to take a Christmas miracle to get past that cool fa├žade again.

Joel isn’t as straight as Casey believes, and his years of pining for Casey have left him hurting and alone, caring for his abusive father and struggling to get by. Unable to trust anyone except his rescue dog—and with no reason to believe Casey is interested in him for more than a holiday fling—Joel’s icy heart might shatter before it can thaw.

Can Casey and Joel’s love overcome mistrust, parental rejection, class differences, and four long years apart?

Mr. Frosty Pants is a stand-alone, Christmas gay romance by Leta Blake featuring a virgin hero, childhood friends-to-lovers, second chance romance, and romantically steamy scenes.

A heartwarming holiday theme romance with a little bit of angst. Considering this is from Leta Blake, is sweet enough for a holiday read, but the minor relationship angst is enough to make thing interesting. Mr Frosty Pants is a friends to lovers story between Casey and Joel. One of their main obstacle is their difference in financial standing. Joel is a trailer park kid while Casey's family is filthy rich. Casey had been in love with Joel since forever, but Joel is the Mr. Frosty Pants in this case. His prickly attitude, no doubt came from his family upbringing. As if being poor is not a struggle enough, Joel also has to deal with his homophobic, abusive dad. Yeah, this story is not all fluff and sugary. One of the reason I wanted to read this is because of the virgin hero angle, and let just say Leta Blake delivered on the smutty front. Casey and Joel are two characters that have me rooting for them and the way their relationship developed feel natural for old friends and is very heartwarming to read.

Author of the bestselling book Smoky Mountain Dreams and the fan favorite Training Season, Leta Blake’s educational and professional background is in psychology and finance, respectively. However, her passion has always been for writing. She enjoys crafting romance stories and exploring the psyches of made up people. At home in the Southern U.S., Leta works hard at achieving balance between her day job, her writing, and her family.

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