Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Release Day, Review & Giveaway: Love In a Snow Storm (Pine Harbour #2) by Zoe York

Title: Love in a Snow Storm
Series: Pine Harbour #2
Author: Zoe York
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 16, 2014

Never fall in love with your best friend's little sister... 

Contractor and army reservist Jake Foster fell in love with Dani Minelli when she was a colt-legged high school senior. He knew he was too old to even look at her, let alone touch. 

Dani’s been trying to get his attention since returning to Pine Harbour a grown woman—and failing miserably at every turn. 

This winter, everything is going to change. And when the snow stops falling, Jake and Dani won't be able to hide from their attraction any longer.

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“Goodnight, Dani.” His voice was strained as he pushed up and away from the porch. Without thinking, she leapt up and grabbed his forearm, trying desperately not to think about how absolutely awesome it felt under her hand. Hot, silky skin covered in soft, golden hair. Corded muscles flexing as he stood there, still not looking at her. “You should go to bed.”
“I’m not a kid.” She swallowed hard and stood her ground. “I don’t get it. You drive me home, but you can’t even stand to look at me. I can’t pay you a compliment without you getting weird. All because you see me as Rafe’s twelve-year-old kid sister. Newsflash, buddy—I’m a woman.”
He turned so slowly that she half expected him to stop long before he did. But he didn’t freeze when his gaze connected with hers, or when his upper body had twisted back in her direction. He didn’t stop until he turned all the way around and they somehow went from her holding his arm to him holding both of hers. His large, strong hands slid up to firmly grasp her upper arms and he pulled her close.
“I know you’re a woman,” he said, his words strained. “That’s the problem.”
“You know…” Suddenly aware of her breathing, Dani tried to play it cool. “You don’t see me as a twelve-year-old?”
He gave her a baleful look that revealed just enough masculine hunger to keep her from feeling silly. “No.”
Dani had read enough romance novels to know what came next. Her heart pounded in her chest as she stared into Jake’s eyes. He was looking at her, really looking at her, and unless she was pathetically mistaken, he wanted to kiss her. Any second now, he’d close the gap between their bodies and she’d feel him hard against her belly. The thought made her weak at the knees and wet between her legs.
But he didn’t pull her closer. He didn’t move away, either, just held her there, staring. She said his name, quietly at first and then repeated it again a little louder, and he cut her off the second time, his voice strained. “I can’t. Your brothers…hell, my brothers would kick my ass.”
“It’s none of their business,” she whispered, pressing up on her tiptoes. Maybe she could arch her back and trick him into kissing her.
He frowned. “It’ll be everyone’s business. And that will be the end of my business before it even starts.”
“Because of one little kiss?”
His brows knitted together. “It wouldn’t be—“ He let out a harsh exhale and released her arms only to slide his hands into her hair and pull her face toward his. But his kiss landed on her forehead instead of her lips, and Dani’s heart cracked. “Go back to college. Forget that your brother’s friend is a dirty old man who likes the way your hips look in blue jeans.”
He squeezed the nape of her neck gently before stepping back and lifting his hand in an absent wave as he walked backward down the front walk. She pressed her unkissed lips together and watched in disbelief as the object of her long-held affection drifted away.

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Zoe York is a busy working mom of two young boys, wife to a very understanding soldier, and creator of modern, sexy, small town contemporary romances. Her debut novel, What Once Was Perfect, started the popular Wardham series, and her first military romance, Fall Out, was released as part of the international bestselling SEALs of Summer super bundle.

She lives in London, Ontario and is currently chugging Americanos, wiping sticky fingers, and dreaming of heroes in and out of uniform.

This was the first book I read by Zoe York and I enjoyed it. It wasn't the best book I've ever read but it was an entertaining and somewhat light read for the cold winter evenings ;)

Jake and Dani are definitely an interesting couple. I loved that they fell for each other years ago but each one of them was fighting the attraction because of their own reasons. The fated to be together vibe I got was one of the things I really like in romance books. I definitely enjoyed the verbal sparring between Jake and Dani and damn... they definitely have quite some sexual chemistry between them. And the result of that were some really hot scenes :)

On one hand, I really loved Jake. He is romantic, tender, but he is also dominant, protective, possessive and all those delicious treats that make him the perfect alpha male :) Yes, he did need a push to go after the woman he loves but once he made that decision, everything else was secondary to him. And let me tell you, a man building a house for the woman he love, even before they are a couple, is definitely something that can make me swoon :)

On the other hand, I was getting quite frustrated with Dani from time to time. In my opinion she wasn't exactly consistent in what she wants. She wants a relationship with Jake and at the same time she wants to keep it a secret. Quite often it felt that at the smallest problem she will just leave him. It is true that they did have quite a bump on the road to their HEA but I would still think that if she loved Jake as much as she was claiming, she would've been hurt but not shutting him down. Ok, she did come to her senses quite fast but in my eyes it made her feel a little bit immature. That's not to say that I didn't enjoy the story :)  

In a few words, the book is good. If you are looking for a good and sweet romance novel with a pinch of hot scenes then you should check this story out :) I am pretty sure that you will enjoy it :) And Jake and Dani are such a cute couple that you will fall in love with them :) In my case, I will be probably checking the rest of the books in the series as I got intrigued by the rest of the characters :)


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