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Publisher's Summary

Indie Walker started college with a basketball scholarship and a plan to stay focused on his studies. His roommate and best friend Daniel is one of the most popular guys on the wrestling team. When a power outage during a winter storm forces them to get closer than ever before just to survive the night, their relationship changes forever. Neither are gay but the physical chemistry they have is undeniable. Unfortunately, Daniel's issues at home might be too severe for them to overcome.
©2013 Aria Grace (P)2015 Aria Grace
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4 out of 5 stars
By Tams (TTC Books and more) on 04-04-15

Solid Gay for You type story.

What did you love best about Winter Chill?

I really enjoyed seeing the story through Indie's eyes as he navigated his newly discovered sexuality.

What did you like best about this story?

Daniel's quick turn around.

What about Michael Pauley’s performance did you like?

That slight Wisconsin drawl in his voice that seemed to fit the area the story was set in perfectly.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It was just a fast, fun read.

Any additional comments?

Andrew ‘Indie’ Walker has never had a girlfriend, but he’s never given any thought to the possibility of being gay. When a winter storm forces him to share body heat, and a bed with his handsome roommate Daniel, Indie starts to realize that he is attracted to Daniel on a personal level. The two decide to accompany each other home for the holidays, first to Daniels home where late night walk in the park leads to their first kiss, a heated exchange up against picnic table. But Daniels destructive home life soon gets in the way and Indie flees to his own home town, fearing he’s not only lost his best friend, but lost something he can’t put a name to just yet.

I was pleasantly surprised at just how much content this short story contained. Grace and Hunter give the reader detailed insight into both young men’s lives and emotions. My favorite aspect to this story was the inner monologue for Indie. Andrew Walker, lovingly dubbed Indie by his little sister who couldn’t pronounce his name, is a very confused young man. The story is told through his eyes as he navigates his ever growing feelings for his best friend. A virgin who has never been kissed, much less had a sexual experience with a guy or a girl, Indie slowly comes to terms with the fact that not only is he gay, he is in love with Daniel.

My only issue with the story was how quickly Daniel went from adamantly proclaiming, I’m not gay, to I love you and can’t live without you. Perhaps it was because the focus of the narration was with Indie, but I didn’t quite get the mind change for Daniel. Regardless I was so engrossed in this story about roommates and best friends turned lovers over Winter break. Narrated by Michael Pauley who either has the accent with that slight Wisconsin drawl as an undertone, or he adapted it flawlessly for this story. The tones and inflections he chose for the characters were perfect for their part in the story.

Short, sexy and steamy while being well written, full of content and perfectly told by Pauley. If you are a fan of Gay for you type stories, young love, and stories about discovering who you are then you’ll surely enjoy this book.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Wanda on 05-21-18

Heartwarming ... innocent love... loved it!

Such a heartwarming story about two men who figure out they want each other... the way they come together ... figuring out they are gay... and how to be intimate... so beautifully written... for a less than 3 hour book... it is complete. There is so much content in this book... it addresses multiple family members, events and various situations. How did Aria put in so much content in such short time... the story flows really well. Excellent job Aria.

Each intimate moment is so well written... slowly bringing the boys together... young love... not knowing what to do... inexperience to experience.

Michael Pauley brings the book to life. He has the perfect way to change his voice to the various characters. Pauley is simply amazing!!

This book is highly recommend. I know you will enjoy it.

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