Thursday 13 April 2023

💙 THE COLDEST WINTER 🧊❄ Brittainy Cherry ⛄

 ©  Bianca ✰   

• 13 April 2023
• standalone New Adult Dramance

3.9 Stars

I didn’t know he was forbidden until after our one night stand…

I met Milo Corti during his self-destructive era, and he met me at the beginning of mine. That night when we crossed paths at a college party, we only had one goal: to feel good during our hell storms.

After we parted ways, I’d planned never to see him again. That was until I showed up for my first day as a student-teacher and found him sitting right there before me. Now I was forced to cross paths with the person meant to be nothing more than a fading memory.

The more time we spent together, the more drawn I felt toward him. When his world shifted for the worse, I couldn’t help but to lean in closer.

I’d always done the right thing. For the first time ever, I wanted to do something very wrong. I wanted to fall in love with the one person who was off-limits.

The problem with falling for something forbidden? Once you began to descend, you were destined to crash and burn.

Starlet + Milo

Starlet had her life all planned out since she was 14 years old.
But her cheating idiot of a boyfriend just put a stop to everything. And on her 21st birthday no less. She was expecting a proposal and not to stand around a frat party trying to drink and flirt with a stranger - like her bestie told her to do.
Enter Milo. He seems to be in a similar mood. And they bicker their way into bed that night.
And of course she's his tutor the next day in her new job as a student teacher.
They try to be just friends until graduation - but ....

Well. I loved parts of it. But I also hated most of it.
I just can't handle books with sick people.
It seems like most people in books (and real life) are depressed these days. I could live with that in a book - I don't need it, but okay - it is what it is. But wouldn't it be healthier for real-life depressed people to read about healthy people? But what do I know.
But then... here we get teased very early on with what will happen and I immediately said to my kindle: If that's happening I'm done!
I kept on reading and finished it, but I hated that thing.
I also hated other parts. She's 21 and he's 19. Nothing about anything here is illegal ... she could've just asked for another class or another student to tutor. That would've made everything unproblematic. But we obviously need drama in our books. (I don't!)
This was not my day not my book not my trope(s).
I'm so sorry - Brittainy is not at fault here at all. (Even though I did have my problems with some of the writing too!)
I just couldn't love this like I wanted to.
I think we could've put both of them into college and the story would've been just as great. We could've gotten drama from somewhere else. I don't like student-teacher things. Even though there was nothing illegal about it this time. No creepy pedo moments or anything like in other books.
There were lots of cute moments, funny ones (Tom!), very heartbreaking ones.
It wasn't all bad! Don't let me scare you too far away with my complaining! I really liked the cast - Tom and the uncle were great.
It's a great romance for readers who love student/teacher and heartbreaking sickness things. (Nobody dies! The mothers are already dead though!)

Oh and while I'm at it with all the complaining... LOL!
I hated Starlet's dad job. I hate tattoos!
I hate-hate-hated her musical taste! BTS? 🤮
And his musical taste was just as bad - smooth Jazz. Ew.
Their 'secret' dreams? Driving around the country? It makes no sense. Especially with his mom's recipes being mentioned in the prologue! He should want to become a chef! Or she should. That would've been such a sweet idea - them opening a restaurant. But no - they travel around in a camper.
Sorry - really - I love Brittainy - but that was so not my book. And I hate myself a tiny bit for that - because Brittainy loves this story so much! 😢

THE COLDEST WINTER was another beautiful Brittainy Cherry love story. Sweet. Heartbreaking. Funny. Sad. Adorable.
Run to your nearest book dealer for your own Milo - he'll be sold out in no time! 

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Amazon #1 Bestselling author, Brittainy Cherry, has been in love with words since the day she took her first breath. She graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Creative Writing. She loves to take part in writing screenplays, acting, and dancing—poorly of course. Coffee, chai tea, and wine are three things that she thinks every person should partake in! Brittainy lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. When she's not running a million errands and crafting stories, she's probably playing with her adorable pets.