Cold Feet, Jay Northcote

keysmash book review jay northcote cold feet headerBest friends snowed in together. When the heat rises, will they get cold feet?

Getting snowed in at a remote cottage in Wales with someone he’d fancied for ages isn’t exactly how Sam expected to spend Christmas. His feelings for Ryan are pointless. Ryan’s straight—or so he thought.

Until now, Ryan’s kept his feelings for Sam buried. Why ruin a friendship over what might only be gay experimentation? Playing it cool seems safer, until a cold snap makes sharing body heat vital. In their Welsh safe haven, anything seems possible.

As Ryan’s reserve melts away, Sam wants more than stolen kisses under the mistletoe. But a sudden thaw means making decisions. They could face the New Year together—unless one of them gets cold feet.

If that blurb doesn’t interest you, I don’t know what will. Read on for an excerpt from the book, my review, and my “fan casting” of Sam.

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On the fifth day of Gifmas, fandom gave to me …

… five well-built dudes.

I probably don’t need to explain this one.

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Fleet Week: Harry/Louis (One Direction)

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Larry Stylinson. It’s a name many have heard. It’s the smush name of Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction. However, most people who ship them now refer to themselves as “The Larries”. This is going to be painful. Let’s begin.

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“it’s mutual, we discussed it.”(source)

It's fine. I'm fine. (source)

It’s fine. I’m fine. (source)

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Fleet Week: Harvey/Mike (Suits)

keysmash fleet week ship celebration headerDoes everyone know where the life boats are? Good. Then enjoy your ride on the SS Marvey, courtesy of leckadams.

For having only watched a small handful of episodes of the actual show, I am a true Marvey (Mike/Harvey from Suits) shipper. I mean honestly how could one not. Two good looking men, in amazingly gorgeous suits, with a tension between them that could suffocate a rock.

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Fleet Week: Oliver Ekman-Larsson/Mikkel Bødker (Hockey RPF, Arizona Coyotes)

keysmash fleet week ship celebration headerSet sail on the good ship Ekman-Larsson/Bødker with saxihighlandck!

Hello everyone! Welcome to the SS Coyotes and everyone’s favorite Scandinavian boyfriends, Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Mikkel Bødker! (Or Boedker! The NHL uses “Boedker,” but Mikkel said in a twitter Q&A that he likes it when people make the effort to spell it with the ø, so some AZ fangirls have started using Bødker.)

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Fleet Week: Poly!Pack (Teen Wolf)

keysmash fleet week ship celebration headerToot toot, Fleet Week continues! Thanks to gryvon for making room on the SS Poly!Pack. All aboard.

There’s a lot to love about MTV’s Teen Wolf. Both the guys and the girls on the show are ridiculously sexy and everyone seems to have chemistry with everyone else, to a certain degree. No matter what flavor of smut you prefer – het, slash, or femmeslash – there’s a pairing for you, whether it’s the super popular Sterek (Stiles/Derek), Scallison (Scott/Allison), Skittles (Scott/Stiles), Stydia (Stiles/Lydia), or some other flavor. There’s also a lot of fun trios – Scott/Allison/Stiles, Scott/Allison/Isaac, Derek/Stiles/Scott – but what if you want more than that? That’s where Poly!Pack comes in.

Poly!Pack is the catch-all term for all of the Hale pack in a polyamorous relationship with each other, back when the Hale pack was an actual thing. (Which I miss terribly.) Polyamory is defined as the practice, desire, or acceptance of having more than one intimate relationship at a time with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved.

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In Poly!Pack, there’s multiple relationships floating around the pack. Derek and Stiles may be together, but Stiles might also sleep with Erica, who maintains a relationship with Boyd. It’s all about open love – the characters don’t have to be limited to one relationship – and threesomes or moresomes often occur. My personal favorite mix is Derek/Stiles/Erica/Boyd/Isaac but that’s not the only flavor. Jackson and Lydia are often included, or Scott and Allison, or even characters from Season 3 onward. With that many characters mixed together, the sex scenes can get quite hot! *fans self*

If this sounds like your kind of thing, I recommend checking out the Polypack tag on AO3 or Teen Wolf Polyamory on tumblr.