Book: Color of You
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Publication Date: December 25, 2017
Length: 200 pages
Reviewed by Erin
Bowen Merlin— yes, that’s his real name—accepts a position in the quaint town of Lancaster, New Hampshire as the high school band director. He leaves New York City for the snowy countryside of New England just in time for the holidays. With class, homework, after school activities, and a surprise Christmas concert to plan and rehearse, Bowen is plenty busy. And since he’s never had much luck with romance, factoring in time to find Mr. Right isn’t a priority….
Until he meets the proprietor of Snowy Ridge Apple Orchard, Felix Hansen. Suddenly, true love seems like a possibility for the first time in Bowen’s life. The two are a perfect match and fill the skipped beats of each other’s hearts. But as wonderful as Felix seems, he’s harboring scars that could end their budding relationship when someone in town goes to great lengths to sabotage their careers.
If Bowen is to survive the holidays, he’ll need to lean on old friends and new, convince Felix he’s worth any hardship, and prove they can come out of the catastrophe stronger if they do so together.
C.S. Poe's Color of You is the second book of hers I've read and I'm here to tell you guys that she's fast becoming a favorite. There is something so captivating in the way this author tells a story that I just really dig. A lot. The writing is crisp and sharp and witty and I find myself at the end of the book wondering how I got there so fast, I've been that involved.
In Color of You, we meet Bowen Merlin who has moved to the small town of Lancaster, New Hampshire to be the new band director. Bowen is quirky, talented, funny, and a bit of a smart ass. It takes no time at all for Bowen to set his sights on sexy and shy Felix Hansen, the owner of the Snowy Ridge Apple Orchard. The spark between the two is bright and intense and they are absolutely fabulous together. They have lots of things to navigate- Bowen is Felix's son's band teacher, Bowen is still trying to settle into a new house and town and job, and Felix has some pretty serious baggage he's trying to move past. But man, these two together just worked so wonderfully.
Yeah, there could have been a bit more depth to the story itself, and things get resolved too quickly to be believable, but really Bowen and Felix are so great you won't mind too much. I loved the low angst, I loved how sweet these two are to one another, I loved how Felix's son, Alan, plays such an important role but it's done in such a way it's very realistic. I loved the side characters. So, basically I pretty much loved everything. I will be anxiously awaiting Poe's next book because I'm fast falling in love with her writing so be sure you check out Color of You. Which this title? Absolutely perfect for the book ... just wait until you see why.
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