Book Reviews

Winter Frost (Orgasmic Texas Dawn 7) by A.J. Llewellyn and D.J. Manly at The Pele Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Cowboys/Cowgirls / Law Enforcement / Erotic Romance / Action/Adventure / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 06-May-2024

Book Blurb

As Nicholas and Sean begin to fully embrace their new lives as US Marshals, fate has other plans in store for Jubilee Mason and his husband, Kieran. Will a shocking opponent to their adoption plans wreck the two couples' friendship?


Kieran, Jubilee, Sean and Nicholas tackle two highly unusual cases in the seventh exciting chapter of Orgasmic Texas Dawn. First they must track down a serial killer from Dallas who travels every weekend killing women in the notorious La Zona district in Mexico. This homicidal maniac kills with such surgical precision he's nicknamed The Ripper…


Meanwhile, what turns out to be a routine protection assignment for Sean and Trace turns out to be anything but…and on the home front. Kieran and Jubilee are still fighting for legal custody of Juan. Will they soon taste victory or will their lives, like the weather, soon turn to winter frost?


First edition published at Silver Publishing, 2013.

Second edition published at Amber Allure, 2015.

Third edition published at MLR Press, February 2018.


Book Review

'Winter Frost' is book seven in the 'Orgasmic Texas Dawn' series and continues the excitement in the lives of Kieran, Jubilee, Nicholas, and Sean. These four men are US Marshals, work partners, and good friends to boot. This story continued their work exploits and brought some seriousness in as well as Kieran and Jubilee's relationship is struggling a little over their difficulties to adopt Juan.

This story heats up with a Jack the Ripper type murderer who is going after prostitutes in a small Mexican town right across the border. The beginning of this case coincides with Kieran and Jubilee having a gigantic fight after which Kieran comes and stays at Nicholas and Sean's place, temporarily. Kieran tells them it's over and when the case is wrapped up he's going back to Canada. Nicholas and Sean are reeling since these are their closest friends and role models, to a certain degree. However, they all are in shock when it turns out Sean's brother and his wife, Juan's nanny, are suing for custody of Juan. What. The. Hell.

Nicholas gets attacked and almost killed while apprehending the Ripper and his FBI partner. Sean is backing away from his family and putting all of his support with Kieran, Jubilee, and Juan, although the friendship is a little strained. Sean gets seriously teased when a witness he's protecting ends up shooting herself in the foot. To get back at them, Sean sets up Kieran, Jubilee, and Nicholas to play soccer with the boys at juvenile detention. That's an interesting game, if I say so myself. Meanwhile, Kieran and Jubilee are still struggling to get custody and fight off Justin and Consuelo. It's a mess!

This was a fun addition to the series. As usual, there was a lot of action but I enjoyed the plot line and the ending. I'm looking forward to the next hijinks that Nicholas, Sean, and the crew come up with.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 168 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 30-April-2024
Price $2.99 ebook
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