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Trigger Warnings:
mentions of PTSD, flashbacks, and nightmares.
Author's Notes:
It is a standalone story, but Jude appeared in His Boy to Cherish as a side character The book does not end on a cliffhanger.

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Colette Davison
Published:
24 June 2022
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69,000
Pages:
275
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Synopsis

Can two very different men turn an intense holiday romance into lasting love?

Jude

I shoot my mouth off and hide behind my smile as I try—and fail—to fill the void inside. Nothing has felt right since I was medically discharged from the army. Can there be more to life than a dead-end job and meaningless hook-ups?

Kasper

I didn’t expect to win a Cuffd Destinations holiday, let alone meet a sexy guy who’s fun to be around. Jude doesn’t think he’s a Daddy, but I’m going to prove him wrong. Who knows what we might discover along the way?

Crazy Little Thing Cold Love is part of the Destination Daddies Season Two multi-author series. It features an emotionally scarred army veteran, a bubbly boy who sees the world in a unique way, summer snow, lots of steam, and a happy ending. Each book can be read as a standalone, but there are so many destinations and Daddies to discover, why not grab them all?

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Review

Reviewed By: Josh Dale

5/5

Anyone who follows my reviews will know that I highly rate Colette’s stories. Her books tackle all kinds of characters and situations.  They always feel real, and you just can not help getting hooked into the stories and characters.

We start with Kasper who is in a bit of a rut, he is lonely, not found his Daddy yet, and has huge student loans.  Which means when his flatmate wins him a kinky holiday on the Cuff’d app, he finds it impossible to say no.  The holiday will do him good, have fun, not hunting down Mr Perfect Daddy.

Jude is a medical retired Soldier, who suffers from PTSD, he believes he cannot have a relationship, as he does not trust himself not to attack a partner in bed if he has a nightmare.  So, he just makes do with one-night stands, without the night part.  He would love to have a partner like Ben has, only not a boy.  Jude is not a Daddy type, though he yearns for their loving relationship.   His best friend Ben persuades him to go on a Cuff’d kinky holiday.  He wants to know if he can still ski, The problem the only destination with ski slopes is a Daddy Kink exclusive venue.  But he does not have to partake in the kinky events, he can just use the hotel as a base.

These two characters are so sweet together, they just click.  Kasper finds out he does not mind a spanking, at least if it is Jude that is spanking.   Jude finds out that he might just be Daddy material after all.

I really liked the flirting by Kasper, he has a cheeky, slight bratty persona.  I just want to wrap him in my arms and cuddle him.  Especially when he helps Jude come out of his PTSD episodes.   Colette has tackled the PTSD issue well and thoughtful and in a touching manor.  She also shows that the Daddy does not have to be the strong partner 24/7.  And that Boys want to care and help their Daddy too.

I can take or leave Daddy kink books, but I am so glad I read this one.  It was interesting watching the characters learn to trust and grow together.  There are a few dark moments ie PTSD episodes, but there are plenty of fun and laughter too.  Especially some hilarious names for a certain part of the male anatomy.  Be warned when you get to the part of the book, do not drink, as you will end up spitting your drink everywhere.

Excerpt

I found a spare stool at the bar and ordered a drink. It took me about thirty seconds to notice I was sitting next to a muscly guy with blond hair and bright blue eyes. He had his back to the wall while nursing a tumbler of scotch on the rocks as he surveyed the room. He was Hollywood’s definition of gorgeous. Not that it would matter if he didn’t have a personality to match his roguish good looks and body builder-scale muscles. I hadn’t talked to him yet, which meant another twizzle stick was about to be mine.

“Hi,” I said, gesturing towards his lanyard. “I’m mint leaves, and you are…?”

“Light rum.”

Flashes of hot pink ignited at the edges of my vision, dominating the other colours already dancing there. The colour of his voice was beautiful, which was a good start.

“Really? That means that together, we’re a mojito.”

The man laughed. “I think we’re missing a few ingredients.” Vibrant pink swirled and undulated with the rhythm of his words.

“Maybe a mojito in potential?”

He laughed louder while I motioned to the barman.

“Light rum and mint leaves,” I told him.

He nodded, checked off our combination on a list, and gave us a twizzle stick. Twenty-four. I had more than hot-pink guy.

“How come you’re not mixing?” I asked.

“I’m talking to you, aren’t I?”

It was my turn to laugh. “Now you are, but you were alone when I came over.”

“I needed a breather.”

“Yeah, me too.” I turned around to face away from the bar and leant against it. I’m Kasper, by the way.” I held my hand out.

“Jude.”

 

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Biography

Colette's personal love story began at university, where she met her future husband. An evening of flirting, in the shadow of Lancaster castle, eventually led to a fairytale wedding. Several years later, she’s enjoying her own ‘happy ever after’ in the north of England with her husband, two beautiful children and her writing.

Ever since she could hold a pen, Colette has been writing stories. Always an avid reader and lover of the arts, Colette graduated in Theatre Studies from Lancaster University in 1999, and in English Literature from the Open University in 2010. After studying for a P.G.C.E. in secondary education, and subsequently teaching english and drama for six years, Colette chose to become a stay at home mum and to focus on her writing.

Colette's first M/M romance, Why I Left You, was published in November 2017. Since then she has continued to write books with flawed characters, lots of heart, and happy endings.

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