2013 Book Reviews

Sleigh Bells in the Snow by Sarah Morgan

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‘Once upon a time, Christmas was Kayla Green’s favorite time of year. Now all the workaholic wants for Christmas is for it to be over—as fast as possible! So when duty calls her to snowy Vermont to close a deal with a new client, Kayla is grateful for an excuse to avoid the holidays for another year.

Jackson O’Neil left a thriving business behind to return home and salvage his family’s resort—it’s in his blood, and he can’t let it fail. Now that he’s got marketing whiz Kayla Green working with him to put Snow Crystal on the map, success is on the horizon. The fact they strike enough sparks off each other to power all the Christmas lights in Vermont is just an added bonus.

Kayla might be an expert at her job, but she’s out of her depth with Jackson—he makes her crave the happy-ever-after she once dreamed of, and it’s terrifying. As the snowflakes continue to swirl, will the woman who doesn’t believe in the magic of Christmas finally fall under its spell?’

Firstly let me just get it out there that I LOVE Sarah Morgan, there are two things this lady does perfectly, romance and Christmas. So whenever I see a Christmas themed book by Sarah, I get quite giddy. So I could barely contain my excitement when this little beauty made its way to me.

I bought both the kindle and paperback version, just because I’m impatient and couldn’t wait for the paperback to arrive. Yet I NEEDED the paperback to join my others. (Just don’t let in to Mr Stone!).

This story is all about uptight, miss frosty knickers Kayla, she works in New York and is at the top of her game. Kayla can turn any dwindling business and turn it into a thriving success. Which is exactly why Jackson (also know as Mr Hottie!) has asked for her to help him with his family business, Snow Crystal.

Snow Crystal has been in his family for generations and his force of nature, of a grandad is refusing to let Jackson take the reigns. Stopping him from making changes for the better and blocking him at every hurdle with criticism.

Kayla is asked to spend a week at the isolated Snow Crystal lodges, and she jumps at the chance of escaping Christmas, a holiday season she despises. Only when faced with Jackson’s Christmas obsessed family she realises she hasn’t quite managed to escape the one thing she hates.

Kayla also comes to realise that his grandad isn’t going to be easily convinced of her plans and she finds herself eaten alive. Horrified she has failed for the first time in her career, she take a different approach and spends time with people and joining in with what’s to offer.

Of course it’s not only Christmas she should be afraid of, Jackson has a way of seeing right through her and she finds herself unable to resist his charms. (Or muscles, or black hair or those sparkling blue eyes!). And Jackson’s family take her in, even if she is a very unwilling.

With a family business to rescue and a past she is running away from Kayla has a lot on her plate.

Will Jackson be able to break down her walls and teach her to fall in love? And will Kayla be able to learn to love Christmas and let Jackson into her heart?

I really, really enjoyed this book. I mean Christmas and romance, is there anything greater in the world? (Obviously Jackson is a HUGE bonus!)

There is nothing more exciting than reading a book were we have a Christmas and man hater, and the hope of them falling in love with every page. I loved the entire O’neil clan. The mum who is constantly cooking for her family, the nan and grandad talking rather openly about still “doing it”, all of them were enjoyable and you cared as much about them as the two main characters.

A brilliantly festive read that will have you itching you get out the Christmas tree and have a kiss under the mistletoe.

The book is endearing, romantic, magical, toe-tingling, and it rocked my heart!

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