Elemental witch, Pepper McKay and former Navy SEAL, Lathen Quartz have built Lobster Cove Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center on enchanted McKay land. During a romantic interlude on Halloween night, Pepper happily agrees to become Lathen’s wife. What better day than Winter Solstice for their wedding in a town that loves celebrations and Christmas. However, planning a wedding and operating their wildlife center takes a toll on both Pepper and Lathen.
When the couple takes a much-needed break for Thanksgiving with family in Colorado, a Maine snowstorm fills the center with injured wildlife. Lathen finds himself drawn into a covert military mission, while trying to deal with issues with friends and family. Pepper wants to cancel the wedding. Is she having second thoughts? Will the nosy McKay ghosts, Lathen's werewolf pack, Pepper's parents, and her best friend help or hinder the wedding and holiday plans?
A sparkling romance, with witches and werewovles
In the previous book, Lathen and Pepper met and fell in love, after going through some dramatic events together (I won't spoil it by telling you what). Now, they're engaged and preparing for their--you guessed it--holiday wedding! I love Christmas-y stories, I love paranormal romance, and I love skilled writing. Tena Stetler brings all three to the table with this charming story.
These two are no typical couple. She's a witch and he's a werewolf; their families are paranormal too, and their friends are delightfully quirky. While preparing for their nuptials they must accommodate Pepper's aunt, who just happens to be a ghost, as well as deal with Lathen's wolfy family. Then there's a secret mission for Lathen and some other complications, but we know in the end everything will work out for the couple. That's the true joy of reading a romance--the certainty of a happy ending, married with the pleasure of going on the journey to happiness with the characters.
I highly recommend this sparkling tale to all fans of romance in general, and paranormal romance in particular.