Monday, March 14, 2011

The Ice Prince


Title: The Ice Prince
Author: Jessica Freely
Publisher: Loose Id
Publisher URL: http://www.loose-id.com/
ISBN: 978-1-60737-903-4
Genre: {M/M} LGBT Contemporary
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Scandalous Minx

When is the right time to discover family secrets? Well, this Christmas David will learn truths that will bring out his inner The Ice Prince persona. He has come to open up more since Seth entered his life but still has a habit of keeping things close to the vest. Will his actions cause Seth to walk away?

Seth isn’t the shadow of a man he used to be. David’s love and support are key reasons he overcame his abusive past. There is something going on with his lover and Seth doesn’t know how to reach him. Can they melt away the final piece of ice surrounding David? Will this be their last Christmas as a couple?

The Ice Prince answered a few questions I had about David’s past, as well as brought me up to date on Seth’s progress. It was nice to see that he has come so far after his experience in The Pit. Seth has a loving and giving spirit that never faded. His ability to see the need in others and focus on helping makes him the friend ever person would hope to have in their corner. David’s past wasn’t a complete surprise, but the family secrets were a shocker. The hurt and rejection from his past colored his view and allowed his insecurities to take over. Even if it was a normal reaction, I couldn’t help but wanting to shake David.

The story hints at two budding friendships that could possibly turn into more. While I’m not sure if Ms. Freely plans on revisiting Seth and David again, I am hoping there is more to come about this lovely group of characters. Those who plan to purchase The Ice Prince should start by reading the two previous stories, Hero and Rusty Belt, to get the full impact of how far David and Seth have truly come.

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