#1 Bestselling Amazon Authors of Christmas in Snow Valley, have teamed up again with six wonderful summer novellas that are sure to make your summer sweet and sassy!
Catching Caytie by Amazon Top Seller Cindy Roland Anderson
On the night Caytie Holbrook intends to break up with her cheating boyfriend, he blindsides her by announcing their engagement at a dinner party. When Caytie discovers her father is in on the scheme, she runs away from her home in Beverly Hills to hide out at her uncle’s ranch in Snow Valley, Montana. While Snow Valley is a beautiful place, Caytie only plans to stay until her twenty-fifth birthday when she’ll inherit a trust fund her grandmother left her, allowing her to pursue her dream to move to Italy. That is until she meets Jace McAllister, an incredibly sexy—although somewhat grumpy—cowboy who threatens to disrupt her plans.
Tin Foil Tiaras by Amazon Top Seller Jeanette Lewis
Cameron Elliott has come to Snow Valley to coach Annalisa Drake in the Miss Snow Valley pageant, and prove to her demanding boss that she deserves a place at the prestigious Westbrooke Agency. But Annalisa’s handsome and protective big brother, Kyle, is determined to keep his sister from becoming a reluctant beauty queen. As Cameron tries to win Kyle over, Kyle insists some things are more valuable than a title and as crazy as it sounds, Cameron might just believe him.
A Touch of Love by Amazon Top Seller Cami Checketts
Annie Stirland has endured a lifetime of teasing, embarrassment, and isolation due to her speech impediment. When irresistible cowboy, Luke Wilson, seems to be falling for her, she’s certain he’s too good to be true. A tragedy involving his ex-girlfriend proves she’s right. What man can resist sheltering someone they once loved? Annie knows she should walk away, but Luke isn’t ready to give her up.
First Love; Love First by Amazon Top Seller Taylor Hart
Janet Snow doesn’t expect to get caught in a full-blown make out session at her brother’s wedding. Especially not with Michael Hamilton, the boy she’d written off ten years ago. Even though they both agree to no complications, Janet's not sure they can stick to it given their past. After a trip to the hot springs, a helicopter ride, and a proposal, even the most cautious single mother would start to wonder if true love really is just about the timing. Now Janet has to make a choice—play it safe or trust that her first love could also be her last.
Romancing Rebecca by Amazon Top Seller, Kimberley Montpetit
Rebecca Dash loved spending her teen summers swooning over Jane Austin and helping her aunt at the Starry Skies Bed & Breakfast in Snow Valley. But as a recent college grad, she’d rather write sappy romance novels than go out with guys that make her a nervous wreck. When a team of fire-fighters set up camp on the lawns of the B&B and Captain Wade catches her eye, Becca soon learns that there’s more to a happily-ever-after than a flirty fireman with muscles the size of the Montana hills.
Love in Light and Shadow by Amazon Top Seller Lucy McConnell
Mercedes O'Shay has sworn off gorgeous men because they have a tendency to break her heart. When she meets her new neighbor, Chet Bauer, she immediately puts him in the Do Not Date category based on his well-defined muscles and stunning blue eyes. But the more Mercedes learns about the cowboy who reads classics and forges iron, the more she realizes the heart doesn't see in black and white; it sees light and shadows.
~Rae's Review~This anthology is the follow-up to the wonderful Christmas in Snow Valley as we return to Snow Valley, Montana. I really loved the first antho and was excited to see the authors return with new stories featuring some very yummy cowboys. I'm still reading it as of this review but I'm definitely enjoying the stories and am currently on Cami Checkett's (a fave of mine) A Touch of Love after reading Catching Caytie. (Now zipping back to Jeanette Lewis's Tin Foil Tiaras).
When I started, I had planned to read a little of Cindy Roland Anderson's Catching Caytie before bed, but the story caught my attention and never let go until the very end. Caytie was likable and sweet but I couldn't help siding with Jake during their first encounter. Although he was a bit of a grump, I still couldn't help rooting for them to get together and find solace from their broken families and pasts. I also love that although there were clear villains with believable motivations, one of the characters I didn't like (because she was moving in on the hero) was still sympathetic because of the lengths she would go through for love of her son. Later on when she practically dimed out the heroine from the very people she was hiding from, she showed remorse and made things right. Ms. Anderson is definitely on my to read list as her writing and storytelling moved this story right up to my fave list.
Next I read Cami Checketts's A Touch of Love. Ms. Checketts is one of my fave authors and I was so looking forward to her story entry. She definitely didn't disappoint! I love that we got to catch up on Kaz and her boyfriend Ty from Christmas in Snow Valley. The dialogue between them, especially when they talk about their respective significant others, was too cute for words. One of the things I love about Ms. Checketts stories are how she makes her characters so interesting with various backgrounds, making them come to life. I love that Luke had an engineering background and Annie came from Hawaii. I also don't come across many heroines with disabilities in romance so I was excited to read Annie's story. The love that grew between her and Luke (Kaz's brother) was so very sweet! Even their first meeting at Annie's massage place was memorable and not to mention so sensual! This is a completely clean and sweet read, but with the way Ms. Checketts conveys the feelings between the two during the massage made it a very hot read without being explicit or TMI. Although Annie was apprehensive concerning her speech impediment, Luke was able to offer her the comfort she desired and eventually come out of her shell. It was a relief after meeting Annie's cruel mother (whom I loved seeing get straightened out by Luke after a verbal attack). The conflict with the ex-girlfriend was believable and even made me feel for her situation.
I'll update as I finish and I can't wait to dive more into these stories if they are as awesome as the last antho. I hope the authors return for a Fall in Snow Valley antho collection. It'll be a great addition to the set and the perfect reading with my pumpkin spiced lattes and tea!
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