Book Review | Snowbound Hearts
Author: Jillian Chantal, Jennifer Daika, Maggie Devine and Shannon O’Brien
Snowbound Hearts is a compilation of short stories, all romances, in an e-book format. All of these stories are everything a modern romance should be. Each one averages around 20-25 pages long and are perfect for the commute or wait in the doctor’s office.
The first story “Sophie’s Snow Day” I think would be classified as a paranormal romance, with the main character being a female feline shapeshifter and her hero arriving as a beat-up old tom (named Tobias) on the doorstep of her “owner”, an elderly lady who talks to her as if she could understand. Snowed in when an accident happens, Sophie and Tobias have to find a way to keep their secret and help their benefactor.
In “Snowbanked”, Parker and Grant have to overcome their past together in order to surprise Parker’s mother. Coming home was not Parker’s idea, it was her father’s idea to surprise her mother for her birthday. The last person she wanted to bump into was Grant, her ex-boyfriend that she left behind. Guess who the first person she sees after she falls into a snowbank? 😉 Forced to accept Grant’s help (thanks Dad!), Parker has to hide out until the party and stay out of the public eye. Now if only Grant would go away!
“The White Lion” ‘s heroine is the local pub owner, Sophie Ashford. When she meets Shane Smith, the new owner of the estate of the local lord, she is fully prepared to dislike him. Having bought the birthright of the rightful heir, he has no way of knowing that half the town is against him before he arrives. The Lady Mary left so many years ago not everyone remembers that her brother isn’t the Lord of the Manor. He’s lost everything and sells the estate to Shane to pay off his debts. But there’s more to this story than meets the eye.
Finally, in “Winter Twilight” Teagan is starting over in Seattle after her divorce. Her ex-husband ran off with a woman who works in a plastic surgeon’s office. Working in the local department store is a step down from her former job as an insurance adjuster but watching James the stockroom manager is definitely one of the perks. As they get to know one another, they have to overcome their past hurts to come together. Avoiding the disgusting advances of the married Chuck is also high on Teagan’s to-do list, making her job all the more interesting.
Easy reads and just enough to leave you wanting more. I wonder if any of these ladies have written anything else?
*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this book.*