Title: Like Fresh Fallen Snow
Author: Tara Wyatt
Series: The Graysons #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Everyone needs a New Years’ kiss.
Ellie Richards’ New Year’s Resolution: this will be her year, no men necessary. Who needs them when she has a successful website, a great apartment, and plans to ring in the New Year at a ski lodge with her best friend. That’s until Ellie gets stuck in a snowbank and a gorgeous, blue-eyed cop throws a wrench in her plans.
Matt Grayson intended to spend his last day of the year getting everything ready for his move across the country. But when he helps dig Ellie’s car out from the side of the road, something about this cute blonde who spews out pop culture references makes Matt wish he didn’t have to leave the next day.
When fate brings Ellie and Matt together that same night at a party, the sizzling tension between them bubbles like a bottle of champagne. As midnight looms closer, their time together grows shorter. Is their budding romance doomed to be nothing but a night of memories, or can it survive the changes the new year will bring?
Source: Review copy from SMP Swerve via NetGalley
This is a cute, easy New Year’s romance, with two people on the brink of new beginnings – which happen to take them in opposite directions. Ellie’s new start is all about her, looking after herself and keeping away from men, while Matt is heading to a whole other city. Neither have plans for love or relationships, but chemistry and chance have other ideas.
Because this is only a novella, it’s a quick read and there is a large amount of insta-love to the whole thing. However, it still worked for me. I think it was because even though most of the story takes place on New Year’s Eve, the characters get to talk and know each other pretty well before things go further. They’re also really well matched and with a believable amount of chemistry.
I really enjoyed it. Does everything between them move too quickly? Probably. But I didn’t mind, because I liked both Ellie and Matt enough to want them to succeed.
So if you’re looking for a swift, sweet New Year’s romance with a nice shot of heat and a cute ending, give this a try. I enjoyed it even more than the first (When Snowflakes Fall) and think they both make good escape fodder for the colder, darker nights of the year.
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