Tuesday, September 30, 2014

S.E.X. Review~ In From the Cold by Cat Grant

For all the Courtland fans clamoring for the next generation…

Cold and sick, Seth Thompson must fight through a snowstorm to get home. Seth’s unconventional upbringing taught him to always reach out to strangers in need, and Iranian engineering student Bilal al-Mansoori is no exception. Being trapped together leads to an unexpected mutual attraction—and a feverishly hot night under the covers.

But Bilal needs more than simply a rescue from the weather—he’s trapped under lifetime of cultural pressures. His strict Muslim father and fellow Iranian students have no clue about his inner torment. His attraction to Seth isn’t a welcome discovery—instead he’s trapped between the existence he’s always known and the prospect of living and loving openly for the first time in his life. 

Note: This story stands alone—no need to have read the prior Courtland books.

In From the Cold, the story of Seth and Bilal, while sweet, left this reviewer yearning for more. Seth, raised by an unconventional set of parents met Bilal, an Iranian student at the campus infirmary- both suffering from the flu. Seth invited Bilal to his apartment, so they could commiserate and heal together. Eventually, the two young men come together in carnal activities, much to the Bilal’s dismay.

I enjoyed the story, but with so much going on, I believe it would have been better suited for a full length novel, as opposed to the ninety or so pages. Bilal’s Muslim upbringing, the scornful looks from his Muslim friends, the angst of letting his father down, his sister’s stand on marrying a Brit, just to name a few, had me overwhelmed with trying to keep up with all the characterizations.

Cat Grant is a wonderful author who writes beautifully, and as a fan of the Cortland series, I hope to read many more stories. A nice short read with a HFN.
(Copy provided in exchange for an honest review)

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