Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Cold Winters

Title: Cold Winters
Author: AKM Miles
Publisher: MLR Press
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ISBN: 978-1-60820-231-7
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Scandalous Minx

Sheriff Cole Winters enjoys his quiet life in Deerville, Kentucky. The crime rate is low and most days are spent ensuring that the community is well taken care of. That changes when Mason Davenport shows up in need of assistance. Cole’s former skills will get dusted off when four murderers decide to pursue Mason and are willing to do anything to get their hands on him.

Mason and Cole soon discover a mutual attraction. With men out to harm Mason, will Cole stop them before their plans come to fruition, or will he lose the man he is falling in love with?

Some authors have a knack for delivering a well written story that has characters who grab your attention from the beginning. AKM Miles is one such author. Cold Winters takes us to a small town where even the smallest member of the community has a large personality. The supporting characters add a great deal to the story, which allows the best qualities of both of the primary characters to be showcased.

Mason has always wanted someone to love and connect with; someone he could share his life and dreams with. After spending time in Cole’s embrace, he was sure his search was over. Cole isn’t the type of man to play the field. He’s got a wonderful spirit and his community means the world to him, even the trouble makers. Regardless of what some of the locals did, he was not able to give up on them. It’s so easy to write people off as bad apples but Cole does not believe in taking the easy road. His compassion for those around him, especially Mason, makes him a likable character.

The rural setting made me miss my own small town where the community comes together in times of crisis. I loved Cold Winters. Not just because of the spectacular characters, action and suspense. Not just for the scrumptious scenes between Cole and Mason that are breathtaking. I loved it because it also delivers powerful messages on forgiveness, acceptance, love and the importance of helping your fellow man. There were a few moment where I felt tears at the lessons the characters learned during Cole and Mason’s story.

Those who’ve read previous works by this author will not be disappointed. Those new to AKM Miles will find a new author to add to their “Must Read” list.

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