Review: Wrapped Up in You by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine
Note: This ARC was provided by the authors in exchange for an honest review.
Short, sweet, and swoon-worthy, Wrapped Up in You was the best kind of surprise from the dynamic duo of Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine. When they informed fans and readers about the women behind Passionflix approaching them to pen a novella-length M/M love story that would be the precursor to a Valentine film to be released via the paid streaming service next year, I was thrilled. After all, I'm more than familiar with the writing of Frank and Blaine, whether as a team or as individuals, and there's no denying how strong of a following they have when it comes to M/M romance, and then to have Passionflix bring this story they requested to life? Please and thank you!
Read in about half an hour or so, let me give you four words to set up this book: Christmas on Valentine's Day. I'm a fan of the former, not so much the latter, but hey, that's why I'm a cynical romantic. We have main characters Carter Pierce and Vaughn Bennett--a teacher and a doctor, respectively--who are in their third year as a couple. They both lead very busy lives, so the time that they're able to spend together is all about quality and making up for whatever's been missed. Like me, Christmas is Carter's favorite holiday, one that Vaughn missed celebrating with Carter the year before, but Vaughn is about to make Valentine's Day one that neither of them will ever forget.
Le sigh. These two were too freakin' cute and their story totally left me with a huge-ass grin on my face and a happy feeling in my heart. Who can resist a romance with Little Miss Whoops adhesive plasters, Daniel Day-Lewis, and a Christmas tree and two men wholly in love with and committed to one another in their plaid jammies? I'm excited to see how Frank and Blaine's short story will translate on film, and I've got my fingers and toes crossed that by the time cameras are rolling, Passionflix will be available in my neck of the woods. For now, I'm more than happy to bask in the absolute adorableness of Vaughn, Carter, and Wrapped Up in You, which easily gets five stars. ♥
25 January 2018 22 January 2018 (early release)
Date Read: 15 January 2018
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