Behind door number 13 of my advent calendar, we find Once in a Snowstorm by Ofelia Gränd. Tristan is grumpy and Aidan is high maintenance and you can just imagine how well that works when they get snowed in together in Tristan’s cabin in the woods!
Also, read this blog post by Ofelia. She tells the story of how Once in a Snowstorm came to be and it’s hilarious.
Daring a snowstorm might not be the smartest thing Aiden has ever done, but he can’t stand being in his flat a moment longer. With only three days to Christmas, he doesn’t want to be alone. He wants a place to belong, wants people around him who won’t look down on him. He might not find all that at his mother’s place, but at least it’s better than being alone in the city. If he can make it there, that is.
Tristan is looking forward to a quiet night in front of the TV, but instead, he has to save an idiot in designer clothes from freezing to death in his forest. Tristan tries not to notice the man’s good looks, just like he has tried not to notice any man’s good looks for the last seven years. He knows where relationships go and is far better off living alone, with his dog, in his cabin.
Aiden is driving Tristan mad with his bratty comments and irresponsible ways, and Aiden is going crazy from Tristan’s judgmental attitude. Luckily, in a few days, the weather will clear up, and the two men won’t have to be together any longer. But will a few steamy nights with the grumpy lumberjack change Aiden’s mind about wanting to leave? And will Tristan still want to go back to his peaceful, predictable life without fear of getting his heart broken?
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Today’s quote from the book:
Wide glassy eyes turned in his direction. “I can’t get the fire to take. I’ve lit, and lit, and lit, but it keeps on dying.”
Tristan wanted to roll his eyes—who doesn’t know how to light a fire?—but the tremble in the man’s voice stopped him. He must’ve tried for a while if he was this close to tears over a freaking fire.
Today’s song to go with the story
Mer Jul by Adolphson & Falk because Ofelia is from Sweden like myself, so she needs a classic Swedish Christmas song to go with her book. “Mer Jul” means “more Christmas” and the song is about how the singer wants more of everything associated with Christmas! 🙂