This is the kind of light and easy romance that you can read in one sitting and enjoy every page. It’s low angst and sexy with likable characters and a storyline that’s familiar but done in Flynn’s own way. While I’ve read plenty of her work in the past, I’m not caught up on this particular series, and I had no trouble jumping right in and getting into the story. It’s not really what I would call an enemies to lovers romance – these two are more frustrated by the situation than anything – but it’s definitely got that kind of vibe in the beginning. Our couple is stuck together in a cabin, and it’s not long before they’re getting over their issues and heating things up in an altogether different way. I had a couple of minor issues with the romance (more on that in a minute), but nothing that prevented me from enjoying the book from start to finish.
The story follows Ian, a hockey player who is reeling from the discovery that his teammate is actually his half brother. Ian goes to a cabin to forget about his worries, but the source of all of his problems has the same idea. Shelby didn’t mean to send Ian’s life into a tailspin, but she understands why he’s so moody. When there’s a mixup over rental agreements and too much snow to go home, these two are forced to confront the situation and see where they go from here.
I’ve read this author’s work several times before, so I knew I was in for a light and sexy read – and it is exactly that. There’s nothing groundbreaking about the storyline, but I loved getting to know more about this couple. It’s steamy, a little playful, and reads very quickly. Honestly that’s also my biggest complaint – these fall into bed so quickly that I didn’t think there was enough tension or buildup, and the relationship remains pretty superficial after that. I liked them together, I wanted them together, but I still don’t know all that much about either character or what they share besides lust. We do find out that Shelby is a 6-years-sober alcoholic, and I almost wish that hadn’t been included because it wasn’t treated with care. It’s quite possible that Ian was drunk and smelling like booze when they exchange I love you’s for the first time, and that seemed 100% unnecessary. Certainly not a major hindrance to enjoying the book, but definitely something I noticed. All in all, I liked the book a lot and look forward to more from the series. It’s the kind of light read that I’ll pick up without hesitation each time. I received an ARC and am voluntarily leaving a review of this light and sexy romance.
Release Date: June 22