Micah is the hippest, most chill guy on campus. But when he gets the hottest kiss of his life from a cute guy during a game of ‘spin the bottle’, Micah’s cool turns into a puddle of anxious goo. Sure, Micah’s always been a little bi-curious, but he never thought he’d pursue a guy, much less a guy who doesn’t seem to be interested in getting caught.
Leo is passionate about two things: gay rights activism and acting. He stays focused and in control, and he never, ever, dates straight guys. When a chance spin of a bottle at a party has him locking lips with Micah Springfield, president of the Delts, dread-headed, serial-dating, straight Micah, Leo is determined to forget about it, no matter how incendiary the sparks or how gorgeous Micah may be.
Leo has bigger problems. His senior project is directing Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream just before the Christmas break. When his venue cancels at the last minute, Micah offers the use of his parent’s barn in rural Pennsylvania. Leo’s play may be saved, but what about his heart? Between Micah’s sweet lips, his family’s welcoming arms, and a devious bulldog who is determined to play Puck, Leo may find himself falling under the spell of Christmas magic.
Micah Springfield gets the hottest kiss of his life from a guy during a game of ‘spin the bottle’, and his world turns upside down. Eli Easton excels in writing first kisses. Micah and Leo’s first kiss was breathtaking and spectacular. I wish I was there too to see it.
Midwinter’s Night Dream is a pretty good retelling of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
I loved Micah and loved Leo. Both of them are very well-drawn.
The ‘courting phase’ could have been better, if more detailed and not off-page. Micah did awesome. He was serious in Leo, really serious. He knew he stumbled into something extraordinary, something truly unique, and he held on it. And of course he managed to convince Leo about it eventually.
The other romance storyline between Yasmine and Helen is very superficial and lame. I get that it is here in order to make the retelling more accurate but then it should be more convincing. The story is too short to have a secondary romance storyline in it.
I liked Sloane and Hank a lot better here than in their own story. Sloane was hilarious!
Another complaint of mine is the number of the POVs. The two main characters’ viewpoints in first person are great and very enjoyable. But there are three (or more?) additional viewpoints in third person – they are weightless and irrelevant.
Apart from that, Midwinter’s Night Dream is a lovely story. I liked Micah and Leo much better than Hank and Sloane in the first book of the series. I know I’m alone with this though.
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