Unbreakable Stories: Snow is a collection of short stories and a novelette set after the events of Shatter, book 2 of the Unbreakable Bonds series and before Torch, book 3. Follow the continuing, passionate and heartfelt romance between Dr. Ashton "Snow" Frost and Jude Torres as they merge their lives together as a couple.
This collection is more than 34,000 words long and contains stories such as:
House Hunting with Anna
No Walls are Sacred
The Home We Make
- 2 To Be Read lists
- 7 Read lists
Publisher: Independently Published
Heat Level: 5
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 36-45
Protagonist 2 Age: 26-35
Tropes: Alpha Character, Hurt / Comfort, Love Can Heal / Redemption
Word Count: 34000
Setting: USA, Ohio, Cincinnati
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters
Simone on https://dirtybooksobsessiongroup.wordpress.com/ wrote:
This book is part of the Unbreakable Bonds series and goes back in time a bit as it is set between book two, Shatter, and book three, Torch, and is not meant to be a standalone. The book includes a collection of short stories and one slightly longer length story all surrounding Snow and Jude. While the stories are broken down by title, they all continue forward chronologically and focus on the growing relationship between these two men as their lives intertwine and the men become a true couple and a family. There are glimpses of all the other men, but the highlight, well, easily the highlight is Snow and Jude.
This was my last read for 2016 and ending the year with two of my favorite four letter words, Snow and Jude, was a perfect way to close my year in reading. Most of the stories are short and some of them are scenes or moments in time showing the men move forward in their relationship. What can you expect? You can expect Snow and Jude in bed, in the hot tub, barebacking, christening a home still under construction, and continuing to illustrate that no wall is safe from them–yowza!
All of the stories show the men committing themselves to each other both emotionally and physically as the book opens with House Hunting with Anna. This story illustrated how much the men want to continue living together and build a life but at 7:00 AM and faced with a cheerful, Anna, the men realize they may not have spent as much time talking about what they need in a home.
Talking isn’t high on their to-do list as the men seek a rare night out in the second story, Tequila Adventure. The men decide dancing and shots are a good idea, but faced with the end game of finally feeling each other skin to skin and it’s not long before they are seeking privacy.
The next story, Lunch, shows Snow really going out of his comfort zone to dine in the hospital cafeteria just so he can see Jude for a few moments as their schedules are off in opposite directions. It doesn’t matter that he hasn’t thought through all of the consequences of just having lunch…in public…surrounded by inquisitive co-workers, all Snow sees is Jude and Jude is all the better for it.
No Walls are Sacred is the title of the next one and really no other words are needed, except Snow, Jude, and yet another wall they make their own. This is followed by The Home We Make and again the title explains a lot, well, maybe not how to explain it all to the realtor.
Safety Net shows the vulnerable side of Snow as nightmares from his past continue to plague him. But, even as close as the men are, Snow still doesn’t want to appear weak in front of Jude. Jude wants all of Snow and the story illustrates how the men calm each other, love each other, and continually short-circuit around each other.
Camping is the final and longest story in the book. It gets all of the men in the series together for a camping trip and some are more excited about their location than others. Snow roughed it on foreign soil while in the Army, but now he likes civilization, high thread count sheets, and his coffee maker. He also would prefer Jude alone without all of his friends in close hearing distance. Let’s say that Lucas and Ian make sure the guys don’t go without too much. This story also shows Snow still uncertain of his place in Jude’s life, but Jude makes it known their relationship always comes first.
Whether it’s a vulnerable Snow or a bossy Snow, they’re all the best versions of Snow. If you’ve followed this series, this is the perfect intimate look into their lives without a lot of high stakes drama. If you haven’t gotten to this series yet, start with book one and I dare you not to become addicted to Snow.
*****5 Stars for one of my favorite couples*****
This book was a surprise release, but it didn’t surprise me in the slightest that I loved it so much. It was the 100th book for me this year and there is no better way to end an amazing year in books with another great read and to top it all off with a book in one of my favorite series.
I love the idea behind the short stories, to give us some “normal” scenes with the guys, aside from the mystery that runs like a thread through the whole series. First Lucas and Andrei and now Jude and Snow, two of my favorites.
There are some hot scenes – and when I say hot, I mean it!!! -, some scenes that made me laugh out loud – “Is it a bear?” – and some scenes where I just savored the moment when they were together.
Of course, I loved to meet all the other guys again, too, and I’m so counting the days until Devour will be released.