Blog Tour: One Snowy Night by Jill Shalvis

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Welcome to the blog tour of Jill Shalvis’ One Snowy Night! This is an adorable holiday novella in the Heartbreaker Bay series, a fun contemporary romance series set in the San Francisco bay with a fantastic group of friends!

I’m a huge fan of this series and all the characters! Check out reviews, teasers etcs. from the first two books in the series HERE!

Scroll on down to check out a review, teaser, excerpt and don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY!

Blog Tour: One Snowy Night by Jill ShalvisOne Snowy Night (Heartbreaker Bay, #2.5) by Jill Shalvis
Series: Heartbreaker Bay #2.5
Published by Avon Impulse on November 8th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 160
Source: Edelweiss
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three-half-stars

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis returns to Heartbreaker Bay with a fun and festive holiday novella!
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.

Review:

A quick and cozy holiday read, One Snowy Night is perfect for a night in with some hot chocolate. This was a cute story of misunderstandings and second chances for Rory and Max. (If you’ve been reading the Heartbreaker Bay series, you’ll know that there’s been some sparks between them!)

Rory needs to get home for Christmas and it seems her only ride is Max, the last person she wants to spend alone time with (notwithstanding the fact that he’s got the world’s best dog, Carl). They have a bit of history from their high school days and still now they drive each other crazy. I love that this only amps up the chemistry between them. When disaster strikes, it leaves Rory and Max trapped together overnight. That’s when we really get to see the sparks fly, both in the steamy and heartfelt departments as they work out their misunderstandings and feelings for each other.

I’m a little sad that this was such a short story for Rory and Max, but I’m happy to see them getting their HEA. Overall this was a sweet and fun Christmas treat kinda read and I loved the bits with Carl who’s just adorable!

“You wanted to give me a Christmas present,” he said quietly. “This is it. This is what I want.”

“Me?”

“You.”

{*Thanks to Avon & Edelweiss for providing the eARC in exchange for an honest review.

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About Jill Shalvis

New York Times and USA Today 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 sexy contemporary and award-winning books wherever romances are sold and click on the blog button above for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.


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EXCERPT

Max whistled for Carl but the wind was so loud, the sound got swallowed up.

Rory slipped out of the truck and back into the mind numbing cold to make her way to Max. “Carl!” she yelled and nearly got blown over by the next gust of wind.

Max caught her and held her at his side. “You could’ve gotten home,” he said. “You know you’re crazy, right?” he asked.

Yes, she knew. And yeah, her whole purpose had been to show her family she’d changed but hey, there’d be plenty of time to stress about that later. “This is for Carl, not you.”

He choked out a rough laugh. “You’re still crazy,” he said but he’d kept his arm around her, holding her close. And he didn’t sound quite as mad at her anymore.

Which might have just been wishful thinking on her part.

“Carl!” Max yelled, using the hand that wasn’t holding onto her to cup around his mouth. “Carl, come!”

From out of the woods came a huge snow abomination. When it was only a few feet from them, it stopped, shook, and sent snow flying.

Carl.

Proud of himself, he sat happily at their feet and panted a smile, while Rory fought with relieved tears.

What was wrong with her tonight?

Max got them all back into the truck. He dried off Carl the best he could and then turned to Rory.

She had no idea that she’d lost the battle with her emotions until Max cupped her face and swiped a tear from her cheek with his thumb. “Rory,” he said, voice low and concerned.

“Does Christmas always have to suck so hard?” she whispered.

He looked at her for a long beat and then slowly shook his head. “No. Not always.”

They stared at each other some more and then…he kissed her. Softly at first, carefully, but she didn’t need either and let him know by fisting her hands in his jacket and letting out a needy little whimper for more.

This wrenched a deep, rough male groan from him that rumbled up from his chest, and she clutched at him, trying to get closer. Before she knew it, he’d hauled her over the console and into his lap, tucking her thighs on either side of his, letting her feel exactly how his body had responded to the kiss. He was hard.

Everywhere.

Hungry for the connection, desperate to forget her problems, trembling in her boots for more of this man beneath her, she kissed him back with all the pent-up longing and need she felt. When they broke free, his eyes were heavy-lidded with lust and desire, and she had one single, devastating thought.

All these years later, she still wanted him as her own.
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three-half-stars

Author: Cyn

noun. a bum a student again. A master’s student…oooh. procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.

8 Comment

  1. I loved this even if I wish it were longer with more of an ending..but it made me warm and fuzzy 🙂

    1. Cyn says: Reply

      Agree! A little bit longer would have been lovely. But warm and fuzzy indeed!

  2. Thank you so much! ~Jessica, InkSlinger PR

    1. Cyn says: Reply

      No problem 🙂

  3. I really enjoyed this, too, but like you I wanted it to be longer. I would have loved to explore Rory and Max for longer than 24 hours 🙂
    This whole series is made of awesome, though 🙂
    Great review!

    1. Cyn says: Reply

      Hopefully we’ll still get to see them a bit in the next book! I’m definitely loving the series, too!
      Thanks, Lexxie!

  4. oh this sounds cute and charming!! I am looking forward to picking it up soon. Its on my list for reading in december though. I will need to make sure to have nice steaming cup of hot cocoa while reading this.

    1. Cyn says: Reply

      Yay! I hope you enjoy it! Enjoy your hot cocoa 😉

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