The Coldest Winter by Brittainy Cherry

The Coldest Winter

Posted on April 19, 2023 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 5 Comments

The Coldest Winter by Brittainy Cherry is a beautiful and heartbreaking tale depicting love’s power to heal. Cherry, with her signature style, created a story aimed at captivating her readers. Anyone choosing to pick up The Coldest Winter should prepare to shed a few tears along the way.


The Coldest Winter by Brittainy CherryTitle: The Coldest Winter
Author(s): Brittainy C. Cherry
Published by Self Published on April 13, 2023
Pages: 399
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Source: Kindle Unlimited, Publicist
Format: eArc, eBook
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Heat Level: One FlameOne FlameOne FlameOne Flame

I didn’t know he was forbidden until after our one night stand…

I met Milo Corti during his self-destructive era, and he met me during mine. That night when we crossed paths at a college party, we only had one goal in mind: to feel good during our personal hell storms. ⁣

After we parted ways, I’d planned to never see him again. That was until I showed up to my first day as a student-teacher and I found him sitting right there in front of me.⁣

Now I was forced to cross paths with the person who was meant to be nothing more than a fading memory.⁣

The more time we spent together, the more drawn I felt toward him. When his world took a shift for the worst, I couldn’t help myself but to lean in closer. .

My whole life I’d always done the right thing. For the first time ever, I wanted to do something very wrong.⁣ I wanted to fall in love with the one person who was off-limits.

The problem with falling for something forbidden? Once you began to descend, you were destined to crash.


The story, which moved at a steady pace, dealt with some hard-hitting issues. Grief over the loss of a loved one, substance abuse, and depression. The story also shows that not everyone handles grief the same way. For some persons grief pushes them to pursue activities they feel will honor the person they loss, while some find themselves on a downward spiral. 

The hero and the heroine featured in this compelling tale will slowly capture your heart. Soon you will want to root for Milo and Starlet’s happily ever after, despite the forbidden nature of their relationship. It may have started out as a one-night stand, but fate had other plans for these two. Starlet came into Milo’s life at the point where he needed someone to believe in him and show him unconditional love. Losing his mom shook him up so badly, he began engaging in destructive activities. Also, it didn’t help that his father failed him by choosing to numb his pain with alcohol. Strangely enough, it was one of those destructive activities led to his meeting the woman who would save him from the destructive path.  

I loved Milo and Starlet’s interactions, which were sprinkled with a dash of humour. This added levity to an otherwise serious tale. They both suffered the loss of a loved one, which aided in their ability to relate to each other. One could sense the genuineness of their love for each other based on the sacrifices they willingly made for each other. I found them to be quite mature for their ages. At a point I forgot was reading about a nineteen-year-old hero and a twenty-one-year-old heroine.

I adored the story, enjoyed meeting the characters and following them on their journey of self-discovery, healing and love. The Coldest Winter checked all the boxes and I have no hesitation in recommending it to readers interested in a well written forbidden romance.


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About Brittainy C. Cherry

Amazon #1 Bestselling author, Brittainy Cherry has been in love with words since the day she took her first breath. She graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Creative Writing. She loves to take part in writing screenplays, acting, and dancing–poorly of course. Coffee, chai tea, and wine are three things that she thinks every person should partake in! Brittainy lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her family. When she’s not running a million errands and crafting stories, she’s probably playing with her adorable pets.

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