Do you believe in love at first sight?
Allie McHale is spending this brutal Christmas Eve snowstorm in a barn in Marietta, Montana when suddenly she hears a horrible crash on the freeway near her ranch. She discovers a handsome lone survivor, a prisoner in handcuffs, and despite her apprehension about harboring a criminal, she rescues him anyway.
Jacob Reeves, on his way to Seattle to testify against his organized crime family, is miraculously saved by the most beautiful woman he’s ever laid eyes on, who has every reason not to trust him, but getting through a freezing Christmas Eve forces them to work together to survive.
During the long night, their chemistry is off the charts and Jake realizes that Allie could be the love of his life. But as soon as the storm is over, he’ll be gone. Is Jake destined to break both of their hearts, or will a Christmas tragedy end in a miracle?
A Christmas novella filled with magical moments.
The blurb got me completely, the interest was born, and the beginning of the story is enticing and tense, the elements of the snowstorm, coming birth with Cece, the accidents, death, prisoner... Just filled with exciting elements.
And it was, exciting. And the birth of Cece's 'baby horse' was sweet, and magical on the Christmas night.
And I liked Jake and Allie. Allie was grieving for her father, and Jake in an impossible situation with his family and law. The snow storm could have given the story the possibility to stretch out for a little longer, there was enough happening that the story could have carried a little bit more substance. Now all is happening in one night, the Christmas night, and the ending left me wanting, wanting more, wanting better conclusion to Jake's problems with the law and family, and just more depth to the feelings between Jake and Allie, and consequences of the unsafe sex.
But as the story is, it is cute, it has the Christmas magic in it, and the birth in the stables, reaching the score just to the
~ Three Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me