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Monday, November 14, 2016

RELEASE REVIEW: One Snowy Night by Jill Shalvis

 Title: One Snowy Night
Author: Jill Shalvis
Series: Heartbreaker Bay, #2.5
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: November 8, 2016

It’s Christmas Eve and Rory Andrews is desperate to get home to the family she hasn’t seen in years. Problem is, her only ride to Lake Tahoe comes in the form of the annoyingly handsome Max Stranton, and his big, goofy, lovable dog Carl.

Hours stuck in a truck with the dead sexy Max sounds like a fate worse than death (not), but Rory’s out of options. She’s had a crush on Max since high school and she knows he’s attracted to her, too. But they have history…and Max is the only one who knows why it went south.

They’ve done a good job of ignoring their chemistry so far, but a long road trip in a massive blizzard might be just what they need to face their past… and one steamy, snowy night is all it takes to bring Max and Rory together at last.

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Christmas Eve had the nerve to show up just like it did every year: way too quickly and with ridiculous fanfare.
The nerve.
Rory Andrews stood in the courtyard of the Pacific Pier Building in San Francisco, surrounded by sparkly holiday lights and enough garlands to give the place its own ozone, and told herself things could be worse.
She just wasn’t sure how.
It was the unknown, she decided. Because this year, unlike the past six, she’d be spending Christmas with her family, a thought that caused a swarm of butterflies to take flight in her belly.
Not an uncommon feeling since she’d turned twenty-three a few months back and decided it was time to become a person she could be proud of if it killed her. And given the guy leaning against one of the lamp poles clearly waiting for her, arms crossed, frown in place, it just might.
Max Stranton. At his side sat Carl, his huge, eternally hungry, adorable Doberman.
“No,” she said, not to Carl but to Carl’s owner. Who was not lovable. “No way.”
As always when their gazes locked, Max’s was a disconcerting mix of heat and . . . something else that she couldn’t quite figure out, as he was good at hiding when he wanted to be. She never quite knew how to take the heat because it seemed reluctant. He was attracted to her but didn’t want to be.
Ditto. He made her knees wobble. And also a couple of other inner reactions that shouldn’t be happening in public.

Author Bio: 
New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website,, for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

Sonja's Review

I was so excited to read One Snowy Night after I met Rory and Max in The Trouble With Mistletoe for the first time and saw how attracted they were to each other, but were basically ignoring it. I couldn't wait to dive in and watch what was going to happen when they finally had to be alone together and talk. It was even better than I was hoping for and I absolutely loved One Snowy Night

I was totally rooting for Max in The Trouble With Mistletoe and I really wanted Rory to give him a chance, so you know I was already on his side going into this and the more I read about him, the more I was pulling for him and Rory to get their happily-ever-after. Granted, Max is a little bit of a pain in the butt at first, but he turns it around and well, let's just say that if I was Rory, I wouldn't have been able to resist him either. Max is a hunky, protective, sweet, dog-loving good man that I never stood a chance against and I know you won't either! 

I loved Rory from the moment I met her and how tough, strong, and no-nonsense she was and this book only made me love her even more! She's brave, straight-forward, and she's trying to do everything she can to prove that she's a good, dependable person you can count on. She doesn't give up, she's honorable, sincere, and is all about doing the right thing. Rory is truly a gem - she's amazing and I loved, loved, loved her!  

One Snowy Night wasn't what I was expecting, but I loved that about it. It's a fast read but there's a lot of heart to this little story. It's sexy, funny, it will make your heart ache a touch, but it will mostly give you the warm and fuzzies. It is utterly fantastic and the perfect book to read around the holidays! 

One Snowy Night can be read as a standalone, it's told Max and Rory's POV, and they do get their HEA ending.
~ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars

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