Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Release Day Review: Snow Falling by Davidson King

SnowFallingTitle ~ Snow Falling

Author ~ Davidson King 

Published ~ 28th November 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance

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Synopsis

After running from a past destined to kill him, Snow has been hiding on the streets.
Tell nobody your name.
Tell nobody your secrets.
Trust nobody!
These are the rules of the streets.
His entire life changes when he saves an eight-year-old boy from a violent end.
Christopher Manos is one of the most powerful crime bosses in the country.
Don’t ask anyone to do something you aren’t willing to do yourself.
Secrets can get you killed.
Trust nobody!
These are the rules he lives by.
When his eight-year-old nephew disappears, he never expects the boy’s savior to end up being his own.
A man with a dangerous past and a man with a dangerous future find love amidst murder and mayhem. But with Snow's life being threatened at every turn, will Christopher's best be enough to prevent Snow Falling?

 

Freya’s Review

Snow saves the nephew of a smart crime lord from a nasty fate. What follows, neither man expected, especially as both are hiding something.

Okay – where to start.

This story involves typical and not so typical crime lords and street people. There’s the big bad Russians who are exactly what one would expect them to be – controlling and fantastic villains. They are the big bad that the author has written perfectly. Some of the street people are a good representation of one’s thinking, too. Snow, however, has been on the streets for some years and isn’t typical. He’s a man in hiding, with an upbeat sense of humour and doesn’t come across the slightest bit street weary. He’s a, ‘make the best of a situation’ style person. The Last main character is Christopher. He’s a crime lord with morals. If one could imagine such a thing of an altogether good guy of a crime lord, Christopher is it.

Told in the first person from Snow and Christopher’s POV’s, there are elements of this story that I absolutely loved. The author doesn’t shy away from killing people, albeit Christopher does it cleanly and the Russians get bloody. And Christopher is delightfully Alpha. When he takes control, it sent lovely shivers down my spine. He’s also the kind of chap who apologises to his victim as he’s killing them.

Snow is a unique man and clearly the ultimate good guy. One could almost give him a halo. He is super smart, not afraid to speak his mind and if necessary, willing to throw himself on a sword. Everyone in Christopher’s household is quickly smitten with him, including Christopher. Some of those elements made him extremely readable and a good leading man. Other aspects, I found a little too good to be true, bordering on cheesy. However, he has enough of a backstory to give him a decent dose of mystery, which is one area that makes him an enticing read.

In any book like this, there is always, a big drama arc, which was exciting. However, Snow ends up in a tight situation that I felt, with the details given, was a little skimmed over in favour of dialogue. I can’t say more as it would give too much of the story away.

For me though, Christopher was the man of the novel. He is lethal, and I liked that the author didn’t hide this side of him. He’s a not so white Knight. Which is the kind of character that appeals to me.

As for the story, there is danger, traps, power plays, kidnapping, shootouts and an itty bit of gruesome. Snow Falling starts off superbly, turns a bit cheesy and ends well. It is a good debut novel from an author to watch in the future.

Purchase Links

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Meet Davidson King

Davidson King, always had a hope that someday her daydreams would become real-life stories. As a child, you would often find her in her own world, thinking up the most insane situations. It may have taken her awhile, but she made her dream come true with her first published work, Snow Falling.

When she’s not writing you can find her blogging away on Diverse Reader, her review and promotional site. She managed to wrangle herself a husband who matched her crazy and they hatched three wonderful children.

If you were to ask her what gave her the courage to finally publish, she’d tell you it was her amazing family and friends. Support is vital in all things and when you’re afraid of your dreams, it will be your cheering section that will lift you up.

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