We all find ways to run away. Some do it in seclusion, others in the arms of lovers.
Since the death of his long-time partner, Caleb Maguire lives a quiet life in Australia’s Victorian high country with only his dog and horses for company. Each day is the same. There are no surprises—good or bad—until a major snowstorm hits his mountain and Caleb is called out to rescue a stranded tourist. The late night snow brings with it a lost soul who forces Caleb to reassess his solitary life.
Paul Turner is a barista in the trendy Melbourne suburb of Carlton. He lives life totally in the moment, but a life of no commitments is about to change for this city boy. Three days is all it takes for Paul to fall hard for Caleb, and Paul returns to the city with a promise he’ll be back after turning his life around… but only when all the roads are clear.
My first book, audio book by this author. Also my first by this narrator, Brad Walton. And I have to say the combination was really good.
Breaking the story down, You’ve this guy that lost his love, best friend almost a year ago. And ever since his holed up in the farm they bought together, with just the horses, his thoughts and a dog.
In comes a young, sexy gay, city boy that gets himself stuck up the side of a mountain for no reason other than he was being a punk.
They spent three days together snowed in, and during that three days, Paul grows up and Caleb maybe starts healing.
Okay, so the bad parts, it was a little too long. I get that Caleb had to heal, grieve and we needed to give him time but I did find that it was dragging in parts.
However, I loved that Paul never gave up, kept sending text messages, calling just to tell him how his day was, what his plans are.
The second story of Paul and his friends in the city was a good touch, again showed us, life kept moving on.
Walking us through the fire and saving the animals, helping the firemen, all added a real feel of being there with everyone.
Even the end, with Paul and Caleb coming to terms on the HEA.
The narration was spot on, the smokey, older voice fit my picture of the mountain man perfectly.