Thursday, December 6, 2012

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Hot Winter Kiss

JoAnne Kenrick
Born n bred Brit, JoAnne Kenrick grew up in a wee sea-side town in North Wales and has enjoyed a variety of vocations such as holistic healer, window dresser, and ghost tour guide. Having lived in Wales, England, and Scotland with her dear family, she finally escaped the dull British summers to reside in sunny Australia. After two years, they moved to the States where she endured three harsh winters in Minnesota. She now lives in North Carolina with her husband, two kids and two puddy cats. When they aren't demanding her attention, or jumping on her head, she strums away on the keys of her little laptop, creating worlds and adventures she could only ever dream of. Come across the pond and faraway....with JoAnne Kenrick!

Hot Winter Kiss, SWEET IRISH KISSES Book #4
Author:  JoAnne Kenrick


Hot winter kisses to warm broken hearts....

Sick of tending to everyone else's needs around the holidays, divorced barmaid and granny Sandra ferries it from London to Belfast. All she wants for Christmas is some peace with a romance story in front of a roaring fire in a remote Irish castle. What she gets is a most unexpected Christmas present from her friends at Bell's—A 1Night Stand with a young Irishman.

Can she hack it in the real world of romance, or are life's complications and treacherous snowstorms best left to the pages of a book?

Newly widowed Ardan Draighean owns Ballygalley castle. Once run as a hotel with his late wife, the stone building now serves as a home for him and his son. After hearing about Madame Eve's matchmaking skills, he contacts her in search of the perfect match. Although much older than him—by fifteen years—Sandra is his ideal woman. He be damned if he'll let a good story get in the way of his happy ever after with her.

Hot winter kisses are all this couple needs to stay warm this Christmas, but will the heat stay long after the magical season of mistletoe has finished?

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson:

*eARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review

This was an amazing novella! It was fast paced, "awwww" inducing, and believable despite the whimsy and lack of time to get in a full story.

I loved the characters! Sandra is a feisty bibliophile who is fed up with her family taking advantage of her always being available, and decides to take some time for herself for the holidays by touring some castles and using a giftcertificate for a 1-Night-Stand date that her co-workers gave to her.

Ardan is a young widower and the owner of Ballygalley Castle. When Sandra, his intended 1-Night-Stand date, comes to stay for the night he realizes right off that she could be a great fit for him and makes a choice to hide the fact that he's the owner of the castle.

Despite their age difference there is definite chemistry between the two, and though things don't always go smoothly, and sometimes secrets can come to bite you, they ultimately work out in the end (those awww moments I spoke of earlier). :)

Hot Winter Kiss is a great holiday read that will definitely have you wishing for your own hot, young Irish Castle Owner, and I give it a well deserved 4 Skulls. :)

My only complaint was that there wasn't more. I loved these two and their story and I could have definitely immersed myself further in their romance and world.

Hot Winter Kiss

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