The Perfect Mistake by Vicktor Alexander

The Perfect Mistake by Vicktor Alexander
Publisher: Totally Bound
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (49 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Sex
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Nymphaea

Stumbling into Xavier’s cabin in the middle of a snowstorm is the perfect mistake Russell’s life needs.

Russell Heter takes his best friend Keith up on his offer to take a much needed vacation up in the mountains of Wyoming. Having just obtained his degree in Child Psychology, Russell is due some rest and a big graduation present. After buying an SUV much too big for his small frame, Russell heads off to the mountains, only to have his new vehicle break down in the blinding snow. Trekking through the snow to the cabin, Russell collapses inside and finds himself staring down the barrel of a shotgun, held by Xavier Edmond.

Xavier is the former mayor of Atlanta, released amid controversy when pictures were released of him having an affair…with another man. Xavier escaped to Wyoming in shame. He’s become bitter and closed off, spending his days missing his children and his nights wishing for someone to love. So when the snow prevents Russell from leaving his cabin, Xavier finds himself wondering if Russell might just be the man he’s been waiting for.

Sometimes two wrongs can be the perfect right.

I love to read stories of men in love. Does it have to happen in a long period of time? Not always and not for Russell and Xavier. They think being together might be a mistake. It just might not be.

The writing in this story flowed well. Once I stared, I couldn’t put the book down. I’m sorry it took me so long to get to it. I would’ve missed two flawed, but fun characters. Alexander’s story is definitely one I won’t forget.

That said, there were a few things I struggled with. I’m not a tall person at 5 feet tall. For Russell to struggle with driving the SUV…he’d have to be shorter than me. Did that make him less handsome or harder for me to see in my mind? No, but that hard-to-believe detail did detract from the story a bit. The cabin in the woods and meeting in a snowstorm trope has been used, but Alexander writes the story in a fresh way that had me invested in what would happen next. Also, Xavier and Russell seemed to know rather fast that they were meant to be. For some, this might be a problem. I actually liked this angle because love can happen in a matter of minutes.

If you want a book that’s got hot moments among the cold, then this might be the book for you. Recommended.

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