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Winter Chill

Narrated by: Michael Pauley
Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
Categories: Erotica, Fiction
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Indie Walker started college with a basketball scholarship and a plan to stay focused on his studies. His roommate and best friend Daniel is one of the most popular guys on the wrestling team. When a power outage during a winter storm forces them to get closer than ever before just to survive the night, their relationship changes forever. Neither are gay but the physical chemistry they have is undeniable. Unfortunately, Daniel's issues at home might be too severe for them to overcome.

©2013 Aria Grace (P)2015 Aria Grace

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  • Tams (TTC Books and more)
  • 04-04-15

Solid Gay for You type story.

What did you love best about Winter Chill?

I really enjoyed seeing the story through Indie's eyes as he navigated his newly discovered sexuality.

What did you like best about this story?

Daniel's quick turn around.

What about Michael Pauley’s performance did you like?

That slight Wisconsin drawl in his voice that seemed to fit the area the story was set in perfectly.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It was just a fast, fun read.

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Andrew ‘Indie’ Walker has never had a girlfriend, but he’s never given any thought to the possibility of being gay. When a winter storm forces him to share body heat, and a bed with his handsome roommate Daniel, Indie starts to realize that he is attracted to Daniel on a personal level. The two decide to accompany each other home for the holidays, first to Daniels home where late night walk in the park leads to their first kiss, a heated exchange up against picnic table. But Daniels destructive home life soon gets in the way and Indie flees to his own home town, fearing he’s not only lost his best friend, but lost something he can’t put a name to just yet.

I was pleasantly surprised at just how much content this short story contained. Grace and Hunter give the reader detailed insight into both young men’s lives and emotions. My favorite aspect to this story was the inner monologue for Indie. Andrew Walker, lovingly dubbed Indie by his little sister who couldn’t pronounce his name, is a very confused young man. The story is told through his eyes as he navigates his ever growing feelings for his best friend. A virgin who has never been kissed, much less had a sexual experience with a guy or a girl, Indie slowly comes to terms with the fact that not only is he gay, he is in love with Daniel.

My only issue with the story was how quickly Daniel went from adamantly proclaiming, I’m not gay, to I love you and can’t live without you. Perhaps it was because the focus of the narration was with Indie, but I didn’t quite get the mind change for Daniel. Regardless I was so engrossed in this story about roommates and best friends turned lovers over Winter break. Narrated by Michael Pauley who either has the accent with that slight Wisconsin drawl as an undertone, or he adapted it flawlessly for this story. The tones and inflections he chose for the characters were perfect for their part in the story.

Short, sexy and steamy while being well written, full of content and perfectly told by Pauley. If you are a fan of Gay for you type stories, young love, and stories about discovering who you are then you’ll surely enjoy this book.


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  • ButtonsMom2003
  • 02-10-18

A great first-time gay story.

Indie and Daniel are college roommates and good friends. A power outage forces them to get closer in order to stay warm. This leads to feelings that neither of them can deny any longer.

I've listened to a few audiobooks performed by Michael Pauley. Some of them I've liked OK, others have been really good. Winter Chill is one of his best among the ones I've listened to. Sometimes his voice has this breath-y quality that kind of bothers me but I didn't feel that with Winter Chill. His voice conveys a wide range of emotions for Daniel and Indie as they explore their new-found attraction.

The story is really a good one, I actually read it a couple of years ago, but I think Michael's performance made it come alive and I could feel the emotions of Indie and Daniel through Michael Pauley's voice. For a relatively short audiobook (a little less than 3 hours) there's a lot of stuff packed into the story and I'm very happy that I listened to it.

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  • Lena Belle
  • 03-11-19

Sweet

This is a sweet very low angst romance of two college students learning who they are. The narration is done very well. Great short listen.

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  • sal.
  • 03-10-19

Great narration

Pauly is one of the best narrators....fast moving and well written...good characters...believable story

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  • virgo_bookcase
  • 18-09-19

So sweet

This is such a cute story. Not overdone or over the top. So glad I took the time to read this.

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  • IceWanda
  • 21-05-18

Heartwarming ... innocent love... loved it!

Such a heartwarming story about two men who figure out they want each other... the way they come together ... figuring out they are gay... and how to be intimate... so beautifully written... for a less than 3 hour book... it is complete. There is so much content in this book... it addresses multiple family members, events and various situations. How did Aria put in so much content in such short time... the story flows really well. Excellent job Aria.

Each intimate moment is so well written... slowly bringing the boys together... young love... not knowing what to do... inexperience to experience.

Michael Pauley brings the book to life. He has the perfect way to change his voice to the various characters. Pauley is simply amazing!!

This book is highly recommend. I know you will enjoy it.

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  • Euge
  • 21-11-17

The Narrator Saved this Book

The one good thing about this book was the narration by Michael Pauley. He gave some life to the characters and mostly let me ignore the bland plot and tasteless cougar stepmom.

For those of you who like deflowerings, both MCs lose theirs the same night. You, know within minutes. Hearty and Hale college boys rarin’ to go.

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  • Trio
  • 26-10-17

Fantastic Story, the Narrator was Wonderful

Oh the authors so nailed the intricacies of Indie's character! This was a terrific 'young guys discovering love' story. The way the story builds, I could just see it all happening and the pacing was perfect. Tiny little bit of angst that just cemented the emotions and made the connection between the two MC's that much better.

It was so good and I'm totally impressed.

Also, I did the audio version and Michael Pauley was fantastic.

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  • Zachary William Smith
  • 26-09-17

Short but wonderful

I really enjoyed the story short & simple though I wish it was longer which is why i rated so. I Love the realistic situations & union of the two characters.

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  • Kate M
  • 01-07-17

Cute story

Very cute short story ! I wish it was longer. The narrator did a good job.