TITLE: Color of You
AUTHOR: C.S Poe
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
COVER ARTIST: Reese Dante
GENRE: Contemporary Romance;
LENGTH: 200 pages
RELEASE DATE: December 25, 2017
PRICE: $6.99 e-book / $14.99 paperback
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.
Bowen Merlin (I love his name) he’s the new band director for Lancaster’s high school. Bowen leaves New York and Scarlet (his best friend) for this quiet little town.
Felix Hansen has lived in Lancaster for 10 years now. He’s the owner of Snowy Ridge Apple Orchard. He’s also a single dad and has burn scars on him. Felix is quiet and discreet.
When Bowen and Felix meet, everything seems possible for them except when life (especially people) decide to test them.
It was a beautiful, poetic, love story.
Bowen is the band director but not only. He’s also a great musician. He can play dozens of instruments, he has an absolute pitch, and he sees sounds. Especially music and voices. He has synesthesia, which means that he can see music, literally sees it with color. I loved it, I found it poetic. I loved how he describes people with colors. He’s also dominant, loves to take charge of things even if he looks like a dandy and people (lovers) assume he’s submissive.
Felix is more discreet, quiet and shy. Because of his past, he’s not very confident. He looks like a big lumberjack but only in appearance, and like Bowen, people assume Felix is an Alpha when he’s not.
They fit perfectly together. And they were so sweet and beautiful. And Alan, Felix’s son, was adorable and very protective of his dad.
I really enjoyed this book, with a good plot, a twist in the middle of the story and a beautiful ending.
The only thing that bothered me a little bit was the paradox between Bowen’s attitude in bed and how he claims himself as a dominant and how he reacts in front of a problem…passive. When problems came to them (and not tiny problems) Bowen was passive, it was other people who reacted to it. I found it incoherent with his temper.
Anyway, it didn’t spoil the book, and I still enjoyed it a lot.
It’s 4 OptimuMMs for this rainbow of sound.
***The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***