Title: Winter’s Wonder
Author: Allie Boniface
Series: Pine Point #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Short novel
Available: Dec 1st
When a bad boy falls for an angel, the sparks could set the coldest season on fire.
Pine Point hasn’t changed much in the eight years Zane Andrews has been away. But Zane sure has. These days, this reformed bad boy has no problem resisting the bored housewives who flirt shamelessly with their gated community’s security guard.
The only thorn in his side is the stray dog that keeps overturning the neighborhood’s garbage cans, and the cute, crusading do-gooder who barks at him for trying to chase it off.
Becca Ericksen knows Zane is just doing his job, but his tactics are making her job—to rescue strays and bring them to Pine Point Paws—much harder. Clearly, they have nothing in common, yet when the legendary playboy asks her out, she finds herself saying yes.
With a sizzling kiss, something warm and unexpected begins to grow between them. Opposites can attract, but is attraction enough?
Warning: Contains a bad boy gone good, and a woman who’s one good deed away from disaster. Cold noses and warm kisses—and that’s just from the canines.
Source: ARC from Samhain Publishing via NetGalley
This is a cute, quick, easy read with a sprinkle of Christmas and lots of animal magic to warm up those winter nights. There’s not really a lot to say about it beyond Zack, the reformed bad boy, chasing after Becca who is almost too busy to notice.
I really liked how persistent Zack was without being pushy. He just kept asking, even when Becca expected him to have lost patience with her lack of time for him. They’re also super cute together, and I loved how much Zack valued Becca and what she had to offer him.
I do wish they’d had more of a chance to talk, though, so that Becca might have understood why some of her actions might have hurt Zack. It might also have been nice to have had the epilogue set a little further in the future to see if Becca’s lack of time issue was ever resolved. Things do also turn distinctly cheesy towards the end, but if you can’t be cheesy at Christmas, when can you?
Overall, this is short and cute and enjoyable. I’ll definitely be looking out for more from this series and this author.
Winter’s Wonder is out December 1st.
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