Up in the Alps, a single night can change your life.
Struggling college student and self-taught graphic artist Justin Bennet isn’t the most self-confident guy, but he knows he’s good at two things: snowboarding and sex. Why does Andi, the hot instructor at the Tyrolean ski resort, pretend Justin doesn’t exist?
Justin becomes all but obsessed with the idea of scoring with the young Austrian. Because for all the man’s reserve, he made it quite obvious he likes Justin—at least from the neck down.
When Justin books a private heliboarding trip with Andi as his guide, he thinks he’s one step away from striking gold.
But then the forces of nature take over, trapping the men in a snowstorm, and things get real. What was supposed to be about some freeriding fun and inviting a closeted guy to start exploring his options suddenly becomes about survival—and the hidden truths of the soul.
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A story of two halves. I loved the setting and all the Austrian references that made me feel like I could be there on the mountainside with Justin and Andi. But then there’s Justin who for most of the story I just didn’t connect with. He comes across as spoiled and rather than flirting with Andi stalks him to borderline obsession, ‘“Why should I?” Carl scoffs. “Because he’s been ignoring you for five days straight?” “And even ran from you one time?” Jay supplies, forever helpful.’ Yet he also has a sweet side when it comes to his friends, “Yeah, about half of Jaymer’s followership is me.”
But then something happens between them up on the mountain and we finally get to hear Andi’s side of the story & Justin realises how badly he behaved and the dire consequences his actions have landed them in. From slightly annoying to sweet and by the end of the story I was rooting for them to get together. A quick read that leaves you with a satisfyingly happy ending.