DiDi’s Review – Snowfall by Lainey Reese

Posted February 27, 2012 by DiDi in DiDi, Erotic, Reviews, Week of 2/26 / 15 Comments

ARC Review
Who knew snow could be so hot?
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Description:
All summer long, campground manager and wilderness guide Ashley Turner dreams of the snowfall that will bring her the peace and quiet she craves. This year, though, her Cascade Mountain solitude has been threatened by too many close encounters with the local wildlife.

A huge, unusually aggressive cougar is stalking the area near her cabin, and something has to be done before someone gets hurt. But share her secluded retreat with a wildlife biologist? Though he’s the perfect picture of Native American hunkiness, that’s where she draws the line.

When Dr. Jake Eagle Feather shows up on her doorstep, he’s prepared to call her shotgun-waving bluff. Until he can study and stop the cougar’s strange behavior, she and everyone else in these snowbound mountains are in danger.

As if on cue, the cougar attacks, forcing Ashley to reluctantly give in to the inevitable. Close quarters intensify the pull of attraction between them. Even as their resistance melts in a whirlwind of sweet, hot desire, a predator is waiting out the storm for the next chance to stalk its prey…

Product Warnings
This book contains graphic language and love scenes hot enough to melt the polar ice caps

DiDi’s Thoughts:
I have mixed feelings about SNOWFALL and because of my feelings I am going to list what I feel are the pros and cons of this book instead of a traditional review.

Pros:

  • Ashley is a strong, likable, independent heroine.
  • Jake is a sexy, Native American ALPHA Male.
  • The banter between Ashley and Jake is funny, sweet and hot.
  • Jake’s friend/assistant Pancho adds humor and a bit of drama to the story.
  • One of the SEXIEST, HOTTEST shower scenes I ever remember reading.
  • The way Jake makes love to Ashley.

Cons:

  • I didn’t see the relationship develop between Ashley and Jake.  Yes their lovin’ was hot, but there was no get to know you conversations, no descriptions of them just talking and watching their bond form. You don’t “see” them fall in love.  You have to believe it happens behind the scenes. 
  • Limited banter between Jake and Ashley.
  • The meat of the book was about them tracking cougars, instead of “witnessing” the developing relationship between Jake and Ashley.

If I had to rate this book on character development and plot it would get 2.5 stars, while the smoking hot well written sex scenes earn it 3.5 stars.  Please don’t take my thoughts the wrong way, I am not saying it’s a bad read, it is definitely worthy for a quick read on a rainy afternoon, a day at the beach or just to relax. When it comes down to it Ms. Reese developed two characters I liked a lot, I just wish I would have gotten more of them together.

Overall SNOWFALL is an enjoyable, short, light read with sex hot enough to keep you warm during a blizzard.  

DiDi gives SNOWFALL

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Posted February 27, 2012 by DiDi in DiDi, Erotic, Reviews, Week of 2/26 / 15 Comments


15 responses to “DiDi’s Review – Snowfall by Lainey Reese

  1. I like the pros and cons sometimes too. And it sounds like an interesting read. I hate when the characters go from don’t like to love in the span of a couple hours and it just seems a little forced. I guess it is because I think real love needs more than just sexy shower scenes to make it work. 🙂 That being said, sexy shower scenes go a long way in a romance. 😉

    Is It Amazing

  2. Anonymous

    Sounds like it might be interesting. I may try to look up a few more reviews before I decide whether or not to read it.

  3. Anonymous

    Just posted the anonymous review and forgot to include my information. I am having to post as anonymous right now because the other options aren’t working correctly right now.

    E. Thompson
    thompsonem3(at)aol(dot)com

  4. DiDi,

    As the author I just want to thank you for your review. I thought it was honest and fair and I’m jazzed that you liked it!
    I agree with you on the not enough of ‘seeing’ our couple fall in love. Writing this book was a challenge from my editor, I had to write it in under 25 thousand words.
    When I faced the word limiting choice between emotional connecting vs. more steamy sex…the sex won 🙂 Though I do wish I’d had more room to write all that I wanted.
    But thank you again…and I’m so excited about all the comments your readers are leaving!! YAY!

    • Thank you Lainey for stopping by. If you every decide to extend SNOWFALL to a longer version, I will be the first in line saying PLEASE PICK ME to read it =)

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