5 and 4 Stars for Driven Snow (The Pennymaker Tales #2) by Tara Lain #MM #Romance @taralain


Title: Driven Snow (The Pennymaker Tales #2)
Author Name & Publisher: Tara Lain (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: November 25, 2015 – 210 pgs


Young Snowden “Snow” Reynaldi is brilliant, beautiful, and alone. Though he’s shy, weird, and tolerated by the NorCal University students because he’s a renowned whiz at chess and helps put the school on the map, that doesn’t keep him from dreaming of the object of his desires: Riley Prince, championship quarterback.

When Riley needs a physics tutor, Snow jumps at the chance, and their relationship heats up—but Riley has to come out of the jock closet to get anywhere. Meanwhile, Snow’s one true friend and mentor, Professor Kingsley, marries a woman who secretly wants the chess tournament glory and money for herself. Soon after, the professor collapses and Snow finds himself underwater—literally. In a car!

Seven frat brothers from Grimm College rescue Snow just in time for his life to get even worse, and Snow discovers the one relationship he always wanted slipping away. With evil looming at every turn, Snow must survive if only to prove he’s the fairest of them all and regain the trust of his handsome prince.

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This book was seriously so cute!
So this author wrote a cute little mix on snow whites story but a lot more um how to say this.. Graphic then snow whites story lol and of course in this book Snow white is really a man named Snowden. Snowden is in collage and is extremely smart and a awesome chess player. Well he has a huge crush on Riley Prince but thinks Riley is straight so there is just no way he would every feel the same about him. Well little did he know Riley is not straight and has feelings for him too.
This book was honestly so funny with the inner dialogue of Snow then there was all the characters you meet in this book. Between the “seven dorm mates” and many other characters who I loved but there were also the evil characters too.
There was steam in this book and angst mixed in with misunderstandings which the way everything went together I thought it was perfect. I also loved the way these two MC’s were together especially after for lack of better words Riley pulls his head out.
Now this is the point were I say I 100% loved were this author took this story and the characters she created. Now I hope Romeo will be getting a book. I loved his character too! He was just so Sauvé and the way he came across yea I just hope he will get his HEA too.

So all together I really loved this book!
I would 100% recommend this book!



I was to start by saying that I did not read the previous story in this series.
Snowden was a character that I really enjoyed.  He had great inner dialogue and was able to figure himself out with the help of the Iota Pi Fraternity brothers.  I really enjoyed those characters and seriously hope they get their own stories.
Then you have NorCal’s “golden” football star, Riley.  I really liked how he was able to come out to his teammates and despite some not being as accepting, didn’t let it phase him too much.  But, as most stories go, miscommunication, mistrust and self doubt are your own worst enemies.
The chemistry between Riley and Snowden was somewhat juvenile, but overall, it was decent.
Then you have the wicked witch of the story, Anitra… and her minion, Hunter… they are characters that you simply are made to hate.  Lain did a great job at developing their ickiness.
Overall, this was a cute, somewhat predictable, strange fairy tale that includes the HEA.


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Tara Lain never met a beautiful boy she didn’t love – at least on paper. A writer of erotic romance, mostly ménage and male/male, Tara loves all her characters, but especially her handsome heroes. A lifelong writer of serious non-fiction, Tara had the first novel she ever wrote accepted for publication in 2011. She’s now on book 27 and counting. After an exotic life of travel all over the world and work in television, education and advertising, Tara settled in Southern California with her soul-mate husband and opened her own small marketing business. She paints, collages, and started practicing yoga “way before it was fashionable”. Passionate about diversity, justice, inclusion and new ideas she says on her tombstone it will read, “Yes”.


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One Response to 5 and 4 Stars for Driven Snow (The Pennymaker Tales #2) by Tara Lain #MM #Romance @taralain

  1. My sincerest thanks to both Kara and Avid Reader for reading DRIVEN SNOW. I’m so delighted you enjoyed it!! : )

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