Reviewed by Cinnamon
TITLE: Snow Falling
AUTHOR: Davidson King
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 166 pages
RELEASE DATE: November 28, 2017
After running from a past destined to kill him, Snow has been hiding on the streets.
Tell nobody your name.
Tell nobody your secrets.
These are the rules of the streets.
His entire life changes when he saves an eight-year-old boy from a violent end.
Christopher Manos is one of the most powerful crime bosses in the country.
Don’t ask anyone to do something you aren’t willing to do yourself.
Secrets can get you killed.
These are the rules he lives by.
When his eight-year-old nephew disappears, he never expects the boy’s savior to end up being his own.
A man with a dangerous past and a man with a dangerous future find love amidst murder and mayhem. But with Snow’s life being threatened at every turn, will Christopher’s best be enough to prevent Snow Falling?
Wow. What a story… Snow Falling is Davidson King’s debut novel and if it didn’t say it at the end I wouldn’t believe that. This was a truly gripping, sometimes heartbreaking, oftentimes heartwarming and very exciting story and I was hooked from the very beginning. I fell in love with Snow almost right away and was rooting for his peace of mind and happiness until the end.
The writing is unique. It has a great flow, a very distinct voice and a special quality that grabs you and never lets you go. It gets you sucked into the story, makes you emotionally invested in your characters and you simply can’t stop reading. Job well done by the author. Not only do we get a solid style but the writing is also flawless which is a great treat.
The plot-line is very well put together. There is a lovely romantic story-line woven into an exciting, action-packed suspense plot and it kept me on my toes till the last page.
The characters are lovable and I really enjoyed the alternating first person POVs as we get to know both Snow and Christopher. Reading about the mob, rooting for the head of a crime family is a very ambiguous feeling but it never stops us from loving the bad guys ever since The Godfather. Christopher is a great guy. No matter how many people he has killed or what things he has had to do, we can feel that he is a good man. A man we feel attracted to, who has this pull we can’t resist. Neither can Snow. Thank f*ck. These two share some great chemistry and their building and deepening emotions are wonderfully shown along the way.
And Snow… wow. He is beautiful! Inside and out. He has the biggest heart and a wonderful open mind. He is kind, passionate and overall amazing. His journey to happiness is full of adventures, excitement but his new family is worth every bit of it.
My favorite quality of this story is the balance. The things we see/read, the things we live through with our characters are perfectly counteracting with the things we just learn about. When you read you will know exactly what I mean.
Writing believable child characters is never easy but the author hit this one out of the ballpark. Simon is super-cute and has a wonderful, quirky personality with some unforgettable lines that made me laugh out loud many times. The family ties are clearly very strong and all the parenting scenes are heartwarming and show an amazing, open minded example all parents should follow.
Snow Falling is a beautiful story of a young man finding home under the most unexpected circumstances and I hope you love it as much as I did. Highly recommended.