Cover Design: Melody Pond
Publisher: MLR Press
Length: 47,000 words approx.
Why he looks at his horoscope every day, Elias Hood doesn't know. It's all garbage, and no nickel fortune ever helped him climb all the way up the corporate ladder. He's about to make Vice President. Rocking the boat with "something new" is the last thing on his mind.
But there's this guy.
Ty Green can make friends with a tree and Elias can't help falling for his easy-going vibe and his perfect smile. He's a fellow Capricorn, like Elias, but that's as far as their similarities go. Ty works to live--he doesn't live to work. When Elias takes his horoscope's advice and asks Ty out, both men are in for a shock. But as Elias's walls start to come down, they might just realize that they have more in common than they think. In fact, they might even want the exact same thing.
Who knows? Maybe horoscopes aren't just trash after all.
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Amy started writing on a rainy day in fourth grade when her class was forced to stay inside for recess. Tales of adventures with her classmates quickly morphed into tales of adventures with the characters in her head. Based in the suburbs of Toronto, Amy is a marketer at a large environmental non-profit in Toronto by day, and a writer by night. Book enthusiast, animal lover and (very) amateur photographer, Amy's interests are many and varied, including travelling, astronomy, ecology, and baking.
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If you have not yet read Picture Winter you should stop reading this review.
That being said, having the main characters jump right into having sex after running into each other three times is not unusual. Sometimes I happens an hour or two after meeting each other. It happens all the time. Having them jump right into a relationship I found happening way to fast.
It felt rushed, which kinda set the pace for some, but not all of the rest of the book.
I did enjoy the character interactions, especially with Ty's family, some of which I couldn't help laugh at. There were times when I wanted to slap Ty and Elias upside their heads or knock them together.
Overall, I liked Picture Winter and give it a 4 our of 5 stars.