Sunday, March 11, 2012


Title: Winter
Author: Carol Lynne
Publisher: Total E-Bound
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ISBN: 978-0-85715-885-7
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

Sidney Wilks and Grady Nash have been together for eighteen years and while settled and comfortable in their relationship, it doesn’t mean they don’t have problems. Their trouble begins when Sidney’s surrogate father dies. He becomes depressed and can’t get over it. Nash suggests a cruise to relax and refresh but his plan doesn’t work and they drift even farther apart and Nash can’t stop it. 

Things don’t get better on returning home and both Sidney and Nash are unhappy. Sidney’s new job isn’t helping and he’s scared of losing Nash because of his health problems and he’s finding it difficult to talk. But talk is something they have to do because Nash’s health only gets worse and through it all, Sidney’s love is steadfast. He realizes that nothing and no one is as important as the man who has always stood by his side…the man who’s always been there for him.  His Nash…his everything. 

Winter is the fourth and final installment in Carol Lynn’s Seasons of Love series. The idea of following the relationship of the same couple through the decades of their life together isn’t something I’ve experienced before. Let me just say that Ms. Lynne did it well and I’m sad to see this well-written and thought-provoking series come to an end. I’m going to miss these two men and I encourage you to give this heartwarming series a try. 

I’ve liked Nash and Sidney from the beginning and in Winter, that hasn’t changed. In fact, this last release, when they’re at their oldest, is actually my favorite. Notice I didn’t say when they have the most problems…no…their problems as just different at this stage of their life. The big issue causing so much pain, fear, uncertainty and angst now is Nash’s health…and it’s something both he and Sidney have to learn to cope with. Here Ms. Lynne excelled. She did a wonderful job detailing the health issue at different times in the story and integrating them into the plot. His health scares also rally their friends, so characters from the previous books are again front and center. Yes, the feelings of these individuals they love are often pained and raw but it only makes them more realistic. I’ll be reading this series again in the future.

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