Re: Looking for a story with romance elements that DOES NOT include a harem.

Hands Held in the Snow is a great little romantic fantasy that is as much a story about growing up and finding oneself as it is about romance. It is competently written and captures well the intense highs and lows of first love. 

It's a completed novel so you won't be left hanging half way through the story and it would be a good palette cleanser for people who are sick of wish fulfillment harem BS. This is a somewhat mature bittersweet story that views love and life through a multifaceted lens. The personal drama is set against a fantasy background story that slowly makes it way into the foreground where it changes and shapes the lives of everyone involved.

Hands Held in the Snow