Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Review: Snow Globe by L.E. Franks

Cross posted on Pants Off Reviews

Snow Globe (Heartwarming)
Title: Snow Globe by L.E. Franks
Series: Heartwarming
Genre: M/M Romance, Contemporary
Published December 1st 2013 by Dreamspinner Press
Length: 44 pages

Rating: 5 Stars
Review Copy Provided by Publisher


Kris Hamilton escaped the rat race in LA to live his dream of owning an art studio and making snow globes in a Christmas-themed town in northern Minnesota. But life in a tiny town isn't as peaceful as advertised, and being treated like an outsider is making Kris’s Tourette's flare up. When he inadvertently offends Tyr Tollefson—a beautiful blond giant of a man—Kris is ready to chuck it all. But he strikes up an unlikely friendship with Tyr's cousin Bun, who shows them the magic of Christmas and gives them both a lesson in love and acceptance.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2013 Advent Calendar package "Heartwarming".

Purchase Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4510


The story is told with fragmented scenes in different POVs in chronological order. Usually, telling a story this way is too choppy and confusing but it works well for this short story. The boring puts are cut out and the story feels complete. 

Kris moves into a small town and opens a shop where he makes and sells snow globes. He develops a crush on Tyr but due to a misunderstanding about his Tourette's, he thinks he'll never get a chance with Tyr. 

I really love Kris' unique character and job of making snow globes. He's a cheery person and very upbeat about life. He moved from California to a small town that is stereotypical and close minded. He's made friends with Bun and has a crush on Tyr. His snow globe business brings more customers into other shops in his area as well. He is very much a part of and a member of the town. He has Tourette's but he's coping with it. All in all, he's a really strong character and his progress with Tyr as a couple is very enjoyable to read. 

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