Alexandria Bellefleur: Frostbite

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F the story leads up to the sex scene that means they re in love Then every world leads to the small conflict that leads to the happily ever after But all this spare plotting meant there isn t any room for character evelopment or world building I understand that it s a 60 page novella but I think it would have been much better to take the interesting idea and Billy Bragg develop it into something The mechanical writing isn t bad and the characters are likable enough though I received a free ARC copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewThis was a fun and pretty uniue fairytale at least to me but I ll admit that Ion t know a lot of them past the really popular ones If I had to compare it to something else I would say Beauty and the Beast but only on a few points really and I absolutely loathe BtB and I enjoyed this so My only real complaint like another reviewer said is that there is no actual Polly Prices Totally Secret Diary dragon Drachen isn 35 out of 5Very sweet this was an absolutely excellent novella length fairy tale with erotica that s better than practically every traditional fairy tale in the western canon i know that s uite a lofty statement but honestly read this and you ll know what i mean lol frostbite had influences of beauty and the beast but it wasifferent and original enough that it can t exactly be called a retelling the writing was lyrical the narrative taut and tense espite its short length probably one of my favourite novellas and i can t wait to see what bellefleur publishes next Do you remember when you were little and it was bedtime and you wanted your mom or your ad to read you a story Well this isn t uite that story but now that you re older if you The Majors Daughter d like a bedtime storythis will work nicely Admittedly my biggestisappointment here isthere s no Miss Shumway Waves a Wand dragonI have to say I felt a little cheated on that except one of the MCs name was Drachen and in truth he s no mere man but if you want to know why he s notyou ll need to read the story Which shouldn t be problem because honestly it was a beautiful story I was totally enchanted with the fairytale feel of this story It was soenchanting Io wish that the story had been longer but not because it was lacking or incomplete in any wayno it was because I was enjoying it so much It s been a long time since I ve read a book that truly had me wanting to curl up and snuggle my favorite teddy bearyes I have a favorite his. Hings he never found in his little village But on his way to make his latest elivery the unthinkable happens and Rainor fears that if he asks for the cure he needs to live he'll lose the man he's coming to lov.

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People thinks short stories are meant to always feel as if they could have been longer and better that it is a wasted chance to o a great novel or maybe a series Frostbite could have certainly been a great novel but that On His Majestys Service doesn t mean it wasn t an eually great storyThe characters felt very real a lot and their feelings the way they acted and behaved it all seemed to be natural and honest just as what they felt saidid and everything in between It was all so genuine I amost felt in the skin of one of the protagonists a matter of personal likes I need longer books to be completely insideAlso I agree with those telling that this is like a fairy tale The simple style enchanting atmosphere and the general idea on how everything works and means something in this beutiful world the author created can only but make the reader Different Class daydream about living a love as sweet as this oneThe erotic content I ll onl said I saw it all on my head in HD uality The explicitescription idn t make it look like a sht Grey s porn book which I am thankful for as they still managed to be sweet although with a significant heat level very high if anyone asksYes there are a few overused ideas cliches that some might islike in here but it is because of the structure that they Textbook of Wisdom didn t bother at all but on the contrary highlighted the special and original ideas on the story as if they were the perfect complement for itThe endingidn t surprise me I knew where the characters were going to end at but it is impressive that the author could play with my feelings and make me think for a while that I was wrong as I In Defence of Dogs didn t see coming what Rainorid at the end Book FrostbiteAuthor Alexandria BellefleurStar rating Word Count 18kCover GorgeousPOV 3rd person one characterWould I read it again YesGenre LGBT Fairytale Fantasy Short COPY RECEIVED THROUGH NETGALLEY Captivating That s the only word I can think of to escribe what I just read Captivating and beautifulFrom the characterisation to the evocative storytelling there wasn t one thing I idn t love This is a true fairytale from the setting language and execution to the plot and characterisation The story is one of those timeless things where it The City in Mind doesn t have to be past present or future because it could be any of them so easilyRainor was this sweet smart kid who is optimistic brave and hopeful in ways that others aren t he s aware enough to see what others After his sister touches a lethal Frost Flower and succumbs to Frozen Sickness Rainor seeks out the mysterious Dragon who purportedly holds the only cure for the fatalisease In gratitude for saving his sister.

Iss and looks beyond the surface even beyond his own fear Drachen is his opposite a pessimist from experience afraid to leave his comfort zone and trying to Revenge (The Red Ledger do what is right while being considered a monster he is the recluse who was chased away by a society whoidn t understand him Together this pair are amazing A beautiful perfect couple who share their secrets and experience a true romance with some heat that I could happily read again and againI ll happily read this again in the future and I ll be eagerly keeping an eye out for stories by BellefleurFavourite uote Run all you want Rainor but expect I ll follow I voluntarily read a review copy of this book All opinions stated are solely my own and no one else s35 4 stars This was a short yet gripping story and I enjoyed it The characters were likeable yet intriguing The ending took me by surprise and literally had my heart racin I really loved this story It was short but the pacing was wonderful and kept me on the edge of my seat It was fantasy fairytale for adults and reminded me a little of Beauty and the Beast but with an original twist The ending was satisfying and served as a wonderful HEA resolution Rating 35 starsMy View Frostbite is a cute take on an old fairytale The settings atmosphere and period characterization were excellent The handful of characters is No One Wants You diverse and well thoughtDrachen and Rainor are an interesting couple I enjoyed how their friendship started and how they complemented each other They have similar stories and family plays a role in their pasts and futuresMy only complaint is about the pacing Not because it s a short story but because the time lapses seem randomly selected Some unimportantetails took the place of relevant informationOverall a uick bedtime storyWhat I liked the most The main charactersI wanted less Less of a time lapseWho should read it Fans of fairytalesOriginally reviewed for Someone Else s Stories ARC provided by Less Than Three Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 25I wasn t impressed It s not bad really just simple It s written in a fairytale style like someone is telling a fairytale And while I understand that this is a stylistic choice all the telling meant I never felt I got to know the characters I never connected with them It also felt like everything happened in a very linear chronological order with nothing in between Such that every word 's life Rainor agrees to bring him fresh bread twice a week The City Of Heavenly Tranquillity despite the man's insistence he wants for nothingAs Rainor makes hiseliveries the two slowly become friends and Rainor finds in the Dragon all the