One blizzard. Two opposites. A whole lot of time under the mistletoe.
Josh Carson has a secret. As a firefighter he’s comfortable being sent in to save forests and wildlife, but in his spare time he creates delicate hair ribbons that are anything but masculine. When he finds Simone snowed in on Nymph Island--and she’d rather freeze than be saved by Mr. Tough Guy--he realizes that the only way to win her over and get her to safety is to take a risk and reveal his true self.
Simone Pascal loves being independent and self-reliant--she's never needed a man to save her, and yet she keeps falling into Josh’s arms at every turn, wanting him to rescue her. The worst part? She likes it. A lot. Which is a big problem since she’s rearranged her entire life to take on a new project—a baby via a sperm donor. Her life plans most definitely do not include anything as unpredictable as falling in love with Mr. Macho Firefighter, but that seems to be exactly what she’s doing.
Will the two come to terms with their true selves in time to snag their happily ever after? Or will they be spending Christmas cold and alone? Find out! Start reading today!
Falling for the firefighter
A smokejumper falls in love and patiently waits for her to wake up to their bond. This is a sweet romance. In the midst of loving young couples who are building families, these two realize their own dreams.
Another of those books where time is completely fluid. Way too much going on in a few hours that simply doesn’t track. Plus, falling in love/hate/love in only hours.
Pass this one by.
Can’t finish it.
I was fully prepared to love this story— strong-willed business woman who wants a child but can’t slow down to smell the roses, small town firefighter with a passion for creative arts, family, and kids, and a snowed in together plot.
It let me down a lot, though. There are way too many characters taking main speaking/plot driving roles, leaving me confused about who I’m supposed to care about and who is even related to who. Any points of tension (like a planned proposal, or a secret pregnancy) get solved quickly and without holding my interest. The business woman comes across as petty, ignorant, and mean rather than strong, flawed, and snarky. There’s too much yelling and dialogue overall, not enough action or subtle emotion.
And, at multiple points, the firefighter is assumed to be gay JUST BECAUSE HE MAKES HAIR BOWS FOR CHILDREN IN THE HOSPITAL AS A HOBBY and TELLS A FRIEND’S LITTLE GIRL A STORY. Hobbies have nothing to do with ones sexuality, caring for children isn’t just for women, and designing accessories isn’t a gendered hobby anyways??
I read 75% of the story before I’d had enough and gave up waiting for it to get better. I don’t even care how it ends. 2 stars because it is a grammatical and full-fleshed out novel with interesting characters even though I hate them.