#Review: One Snowy Night, by @JillShalvis

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Title: One Snowy Night (Heartbreaker Bay #2.5)
Author: Jill Shalvis
Rating: 4/5 stars

“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.” (description from Goodreads)

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This may be my first time reading Jill Shalvis, but it’s not going to be my last. Though, a little on the short side (there are some previews , as to be expected with an ebook novella, in the back of the book), I feel that Shalvis gave me a good taste of her writing and brought me into Heartbreaker Bay enough to make me want to visit it again.

The story had everything I wanted from this romance trope. I really enjoyed the characters, especially Rory. Her character was almost too much to be contained in this short format, but I think it worked in the end. I liked Max too. And without his dog Carl, well, who would want a story without a lovable dog?

Again, it may have been a little short. And because of that some aspects of the story may have felt a little rushed. Overall, though, I feel like this was the enjoyable holiday read I was expecting. I am holding out hope that Rory and Max get a book of their own, or even just another novella. I’d really like to see the rest of their Christmas and young relationship.

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If you’d like a copy of this book, you can find it on:

Amazon | B&N | KoboiBooks

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About the Author:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s sexy contemporary and award-winning books wherever romances are sold and click on the blog button above for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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2 responses to “#Review: One Snowy Night, by @JillShalvis

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