Title: Snowflakes and Song Lyrics
Series: A Williamsville Inn Christmas Story
Author: Hank Edwards
Publisher: Amazon/Kindle Unlimited
Length: 151 Pages
Category: Contemporary, Holiday Romance
At a Glance: Edwards delivers a story filled with humor, sentiment, and hope, and I ate it up. A great setup, wonderful story, and loveable characters are the winning trifecta that make this such a memorable and enjoyable book.
Reviewed By: Jules
Blurb: Will Johnson is traveling for work the weeks before Christmas and staying in a small hotel in upstate New York. It’s all pretty routine, until he discovers his window overlooks the courtyard patio of one of his favorite up and coming gay singers, Rex Garland. Even further outside of Will’s routine is overhearing Rex’s creative process as the singer struggles to write an original Christmas song.
When Will receives a flash of lyrical inspiration, he decides to share the lyrics with his idol in a secret note left on Rex’s patio table. This sets off a chain of events that include coincidental meetings, more inspired lyrics, and a tiny snowman that just might capture Rex’s heart and make this Christmas one neither of them will ever forget.
Review: I’ve been on such a roll with holiday romances this year; my heart has been so happy and full, what with all the Christmas shmoop I’ve been feeding it. 😊 And now Hank Edwards has joined the party and served another fantastic one up with his new release, Snowflakes and Song Lyrics. I adored the sweet simplicity of this story, and Edwards’ delivery was so honest and appealing. I was in love with Will (and his fabulous and hilarious best friend, Carter) from page one, and Rex was instantly likeable as well.
A large part of the appeal for me came from the genuineness of Will himself. He was so relatable in that we’ve all had those moments of feeling like we’re not enough, or where our brain convinces us that ‘there is no way this talented, attractive, rich—insert adjective of choice—person could really be into me.’ Will is absolutely plagued with some self-esteem issues, mostly surrounding his weight, but he is able to shove those thoughts away fairly easily for the most part and doesn’t let it drag him too far down. Moments of self-doubt aside, Will also has a lot of strengths. He’s kind, loving, generous, and a loyal friend. He and Carter are former lovers who decided they were better as friends, and their friendship is awe-inspiring. I love them so much. And Carter one hundred percent needs his own book! I will be permanently crossing my fingers, hoping that’s going to happen.
Needless to say, when Will meets Rex he’s nervous. He’s beyond nervous. He’s so nervous that he basically forgets how speech works, and subsequently spends much of the story staring longingly down at Rex’s courtyard, wishing he had the guts to talk to him. He’s convinced that if Rex could just get to know him… Well, what unfolds is the stuff of those magical Hallmark Christmas movies so many can’t get enough of in December.
Edwards delivers a story filled with humor, sentiment, and hope, and I ate it up. There was an awesome, small-town holiday romance vibe, though never overly schmaltzy, and there were also moments that I literally laughed out loud, mainly thanks to Carter. I can’t recommend this one enough, you guys. A great setup, wonderful story, and loveable characters are the winning trifecta that make this such a memorable and enjoyable book.
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