Pinewood Lodge by Odessa Hywell

Odessa Hywell writes delicious stories with taboo elements and Pinewood Lodge is exactly that...

From the blurb:

A desire too strong to ignore. A love too taboo to acknowledge.

Hunter and Simon are married. But not to each other.

Ten years ago, one kiss led to a second, then a third, and turned into a summer of forbidden discovery. But sometimes, love isn’t enough, especially when that love has the power to destroy the life Hunter and Simon have built as stepfather and son.

Forced together at Pinewood Lodge for the Holidays, Hunter and Simon are drawn to one another again and again, unable to deny themselves a stolen moment despite the threat of discovery.

Is the risk worth the reward? Maybe. Maybe not. But when the reward is more satisfying than the guilt is uncomfortable, stopping feels impossible.

Pinewood Lodge is a high heat, low angst Christmas novel featuring a taboo, forced proximity age gap relationship between two helplessly in love idiots who are willing to burn their lives down in order to be together, a tiny hot tub, and a cozy library perfect for secret rendezvous. It does not feature cheating between MCs.

Janet's Review:

Pinewood Lodge was my first time reading this author and it definitely won’t be my last!! Phenomenal story!! Hunter and Simon are both married to other people, but have been in love with each other for ten years. Hunter married Simon’s mother when he was a teenager. But when Simon is eighteen they begin a relationship that is on/off again. 

This was an amazing story!! I feel the love between Simon and Hunter! They were pure fire together, hot and steamy. Overall, a fantastic read!! Well written with addicting pacing that kept me engaged and flipping the pages, sooo freakin good!!

Rating: 5 Stars

Heather's Review:

If you need a deliciously taboo twist on the holiday HEA, look no further than Pinewood Lodge by Odessa Hywell.  Simon and Hunter crave each other in the most primal way, but circumstances have kept them apart for ten years!  This Christmas, the need, the want and the circumstances come together to force them to look at themselves and their relationships in a different light...

The heat, the love, the desire are so well written and I couldn't put this book down for a second... I even read it while making and eating dinner... every page was more addicting than the last....

This book does involve cheating but not between the MCs and a relationship that some may consider taboo, so please be aware before picking it up.

Rating: 5 Stars

Pinewood Lodge is available as an ebook.