Review: ‘One Snowy Night’ by Jill Shalvis
One Snowy Nightby Jill Shalvis
Series: Heartbreaker Bay #2.5
Published by Avon Impulse on November 8th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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(A standalone Heartbreaker Bay novella)
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.
One Snowy Night is a quick little Heartbreaker Bay Christmas themed novella that definitely put me in the Christmas spirit. Jill Shalvis delivered another book that I enjoyed reading because of the characters and storyline. I’ve grown fond of this series and definitely want to keep reading it back to back before the next book comes out soon. I only wish One Snowy Night would’ve been a longer story though. I wanted more of Rory, Max, and Max’s dog Carl, especially Carl. 🙂
Rory is trying to make it home for Christmas with her family and Max promised to get her home on time for Christmas. Unfortunately, a snowstorm derails them getting there, but it does get Rory and Max together to share their true feelings with each other. Rory and Max have been dealing with an issue with each other since they were teenagers. They also have a lot of lust towards each other, but are afraid to admit it. Let’s just say there’s quite a bit of tension between these two and when they finally get close to each other it’s definitely steamy.
Overall, this novella was great to read, but everything happened so fast at the end between Max and Rory. There also was Rory’s family and how their relationship was so rocky, but then all was forgiven. I would’ve liked Rory’s and Max’s story to be a full length novel. I’m glad though they were both introduced in The Trouble with Mistletoe because I definitely liked to getting to know them a bit before One Snowy Night. I’m also glad that at least I’ll get more of them in the next books in the series.
I give this book 3.5 stars and highly recommend this novella and the series to Contemporary Romance readers out there. Christmas may be over with, but this novella will definitely get you back in the spirit again and let’s not forget the previous book that also is Christmas themed.