Book Review ~ Falling Snow on Snow by Lou Sylvre
Title: Falling Snow on Snow
Author: Lou Sylvre
Release Date: December 23, 2016
Category: Contemporary, Holiday
Pages: TBD (Novella)
Beck Justice knows holiday sparkle and snappy carols only mask December’s cruel, black heart. He learned that lesson even before he landed on the streets eight years ago, and his recent step up to a tiny apartment and a busker’s permit for Seattle’s Pike Place Market has done nothing to change his mind. But one day in the market, Oleg Abramov joins his ethereal voice to Beck’s guitar, and Beck glimpses light in his bleak, dark winter.
Oleg, lucky to have a large and loving family, believes Beck could be the man to fill the void that nevertheless remains in his life. The two men step out on a path toward love, but it proves as slippery as Seattle’s icy streets. Just when they get close, a misunderstanding shatters their hopes. Light and harmony are still within reach, but only if they choose to believe, risk their hearts, and trust.
Unfortunately for me, I'm not quite sure how I feel about this story. This entire month has been filled with upbeat and sweet Christmas stories and it's kind of gone along with the season. I am generally all about the angst and the heartbreak, the struggle and tears. Somehow, though, it just seems to not quite fit with the mood as we countdown to Christmas. So having said that I realize that maybe my opinions may be a touch skewed.
Falling Snow on Snow was, in my opinion, simply depressing. The entire time I read it I just felt blah. The characters themselves were depressing, sad, negative and frankly not very likable. I could not even begin to connect with them and as the story progressed and they experience misunderstanding after misunderstanding I felt myself just give up.
There is only so much negativity about Christmas and the month of December I can take in one sitting. As much as I would love to say I recommend this book, I can't. If you are in the mood for a sweet Christmas story, this one isn't for you.
*Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.*