Snowbound at Christmas By Jennifer Ryan, Lia Riley, and Maisey Yates Release Date: November 15, 2016 Publisher: Avon Impulse Book #5.5 in the Montana Men series Book #3.5 in the Brightwater series Book #6.5 in the Copper Ridge series Number of Pages: 384 Kindle Edition Source: MCL Contemporary Romance M/F Rating: XXX Read 4/3/18 to 4/7/18
Posting my review of this book today is perfect. As I get this post ready to go, it’s actually Sunday morning and I am driving up north during a spring snowstorm. I think much of the nation is being hit with this storm, either in the form of rain, sleet, or snow. Down by our house it was freezing rain. As we’ve been driving north it’s been a mixture of freezing rain and snow. We are on a major highway (Interstate 75) and it really has only one lane to drive in unless you want to drive through inches of slush and snow. I can fully imagine some of the scenes that played out in these three tales as my husband traverses these roads in our Traverse on our way to a remote cabin.
Since I’ve been reading the Montana Men and Copper Ridge series I figured I would be missing out if I skipped this collection. Not only does it have stories from both series (two of my favorite authors!), but I get to try out a new-to-me author in the process. Here’s how it went.
A short addition to this series and it’s heartwarming. We’ve met Dex before, and it’s great to read his HEA. This is one of those stories that it will be a spoiler if I say too much, so I’m leaving this quite vague. I will say that I loved all of the main characters and really enjoyed this tale. ~ 4 stars (NC-17)
Hot Winter’s Night
by Lia Riley
This is the new-to-me author in this bunch. Let me tell you, this short story did its job. I want to go back and read the Brightwater series from the beginning. Not only did I love the hero and heroine, Marigold and Kit, but I also loved the full cast of characters they end up with for the storm. I’d like to know how all the couple found their HEAs. This was a very short and quick read. ~ 4.5 stars (NC-17)
What a great story. You don’t have to read the other stories in the Copper Ridge series to enjoy this. In fact, you don’t have to read this one if you read the Copper Ridge series either. It’s cute and sweet and short. I feel as though the rest of Devlin’s family will come into play at some point, but we don’t really get to in-depth with them. ~ 4.5 stars (XXX)