on October 23, 2018
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Three all-new holiday novellas about couples finding love while trapped together in the snow.
Stranded in the Snow (Holiday Acres, Book 2) by Noelle Adams
Olivia Holiday doesn't expect to spend the weekend stranded in a romantic cottage during a snowstorm with the one man she dislikes the most. Scott is a player and holds a grudge against her family, and she's determined not to give in to the deep feelings for him she's been hiding.
A Christmas Rescue (Silver Bell Falls, Book 4) by Samantha Chase
Saving a litter of puppies right before Christmas was incredibly rewarding for Bailey Walsh. But getting snowed in with her sexy-yet-grinchy veterinarian boss turns out to be rewarding in a whole other way.
Love on the Edge of Reason (Pine Harbour, Book 8) by Zoe York
Tom Minelli doesn't know why Chloe Davis has fled Pine Harbour, but she's pregnant with his baby and he wants her back. But a winter storm rolls in just as he finds her, trapping them together in a cabin on the lake.
~~Reviewed by Evelyn~~
I read this anthology primarily for the Samantha Chase novella, and I will review it first.
A CHRISTMAS RESCUE by Samantha Chase (Silver Bell Falls #4) is a delightful, quick read for the holidays. Bailey Walsh is the office manager for Dr. Gavin Maguire, the veterinarian who recently took over the practice from another vet who retired. Gavin, who is very attractive but is called Dr. Grinch by his staff behind his back, wants nothing to do with Christmas. In fact, he fires Bailey when she insists on decorating the office behind his back. Before she leaves, however, she decides to help him with a litter of new puppies and they get snowed in at the clinic. Will this give Bailey the chance to find out why Dr. Grinch hates Christmas? And, how convenient is it that Gavin’s apartment is just upstairs!
This is a novella, but the characters and the main story are as well developed as they would be in a full-length novel. Bailey is a strong, confident character. When snowed in with grouchy, standoff-ish Gavin, she wants to get to know him and gives him a chance. And then there are the dogs. What’s not to love?
5 stars for Ms. Chase.
STRANDED IN THE SNOW by Noelle Adams (Holiday Acres #2) held my interest but wasn’t nearly as much fun as the previous Chase novella. The main characters, Scott and Olivia, were friends as youngsters but due to a business deal gone south, their families were feuding. When they find themselves snowed in together, they decide that maybe they don’t hate each other as much as the family thinks they should. I liked the characters, but the situation seemed a bit contrived to me.
I’m giving this story 3 stars.
LOVE ON THE EDGE by Zoe York was a DNF for me. I had no interest in the characters or the situation, and I found myself a bit put off by the language and the too explicit sex. Not what I expected in a Christmas story.
Did Not Finish
I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.