3.5 winter wonderland stars!!
In Alaska, it’s always a white Christmas—but the sparks flying between two reunited friends could turn it red-hot…
If there’s one gift Erika Sheraton does not want for Christmas, it’s a vacation. Ordered to take time off, the workaholic surgeon reluctantly trades in her scrubs for a ski suit and heads to Wild River, Alaska. Her friend Cassie owns a tour company that offers adventures to fit every visitor. But nothing compares to the adrenaline rush Erika feels on being reunited with Cassie’s brother, Reed Reynolds.
Gone is the buttoned-up girl Reed remembers. His sister’s best friend has blossomed into a strong, skilled, confident woman. She’s exactly what his search-and-rescue team needs—and everything he didn’t know he craved. The gulf between his life in Wild River and her big-city career is wide. But it’s no match for a desire powerful enough to melt two stubborn hearts…
Not going to lie this book started off a little shaky for me, I wasn’t connecting to Erika off the bat. She came off a little conceited and over the top. How could someone be so disconnected to the outside world completely. Her people skills were way off; however, she did come out of her shell once she got more relaxed in town. I was really enjoying her interactions with the S&R team, she warmed up to them the fastest. I don’t know if it was because they were an emergency crew and she could relate to them. It was enjoyable to see how she grew as a character and learned from her mistakes and apologized for them. She is fallible and she didn’t believe that in the beginning. I liked that she tried to follow her romance for Reed and take it long distance of course there is always conflict with that because this is a romance novel.
Reed was an interesting character, he had buried feelings for Erika from when they were kids and didn’t realize it. He is a very responsible man, he is a man of many hats some people would say. One of the biggest being his job at the S&R unit, I loved how well versed in terminology this author is you can tell that she has researched well into this subject. He was very responsible for his team on the mountain every time they went out and you could tell it would weigh heavily on him if any little thing wasn’t going the right way. I enjoyed him trying to romance Erika and how he was trying to get it right but not be overbearing. It was so sweet how he was willing to work it out long distance.
I really enjoyed all the characters in this small town and am excited to go back and see what happens next. I felt the little bit of drama with Reed’s dad may have been a tad over the top and then it kind of didn’t even get brought up with Erika so I’m not sure why that was in there but it’s okay maybe it will be a plot point in a later book.
Thank you to Jennifer Snow and HQN books for a copy in lieu of my honest review.
About the Author…
Jennifer Snow lives in Edmonton, Alberta with her husband and four year old son. She is a member of the RWA, the Alberta Writers Guild, Canadian Authors Association and SheWrites.org. Her first Brookhollow book was a finalist in the Heart of Denver Aspen Gold contest and the Golden Quill Award. More information can be found at http://www.jennifersnowauthor.com