One Snowy Night (Heartbreaker Bay #2.5), by Jill Shalvis

4 snowy romantic stars!!!

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One Snowy Night (Heartbreaker Bay, #2.5)

Mass Market Paperback, 91 pages
Published November 8th 2016 by Avon Impulse
Original Title
One Snowy Night
0062463578 (ISBN13: 9780062463579)


New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis returns to Heartbreaker Bay with a fun and festive holiday novella!

It’s Christmas Eve and Rory Andrews is desperate to get home to the family she hasn’t seen in years. Problem is, her only ride to Lake Tahoe comes in the form of the annoyingly handsome Max Stranton, and his big, goofy, lovable dog Carl.

Hours stuck in a truck with the dead sexy Max sounds like a fate worse than death (not), but Rory’s out of options. She’s had a crush on Max since high school and she knows he’s attracted to her, too. But they have history… and Max is the only one who knows why it went south.

They’ve done a good job of ignoring their chemistry so far, but a long road trip in a massive blizzard might be just what they need to face their past… and one steamy, snowy night is all it takes to bring Max and Rory together at last.


My Review..

I’m not a huge fan of novella’s, however since its Jill Shalvis I will always read it.  I was super excited to get Rory and Max’s story as we have seen hints of them in the previous two books.  You get more of Rory’s story in book 2 with Willa.

Rory and Max have undeniable chemistry but there is something that keeps them from getting close in previous books.  It’s almost like they don’t want to like each other for past reasons.  These reasons will come out in the novella.  I don’t think these reasons are very big however to Max and Rory they seem huge.  I love Rory’s determination she is a very strong character, and very no nonsense.  Her love for Carl (the dog) makes me like her even more. I was less in love with Max’s character; he seemed a little too stubborn for my liking and maybe with a little more book we could’ve flushed it out a little more? He does seem to genuinely care for her and his dog which makes me like him a lot.  However I would’ve liked to have seen more growth from both characters… I know it’s a novella…

All in all I really liked the novella I just really wanted more for these two, I wished they could’ve had a whole book to themselves.  Everything just felt super rushed and I just wanted them to have a moment to settle into everything.  I still love Jill Shalvis and can’t wait for the next book.


About the Author..

Jill ShalvisNew York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras with her family and far too many assorted quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental.

Look for Jill’s latest, LOST AND FOUND SISTERS on shelves and e-readers now, and get all her bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold.

Visit Jill’s website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.


Do you like Novellas?  Have you read Jill Shalvis before?

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