It has been seven long years since Kara Jameson last saw Jason Greene. Returning home as a wounded war hero, Jason looks a shell of the man she once knew. Yet her heart still skips a beat as if it was yesterday….
Stepping back into civilian life, Jason looks to Kara for help. But there's too much water under the bridge—not to mention too much lingering attraction.
But it seems that the mountain weather has other ideas, and when Kara and Jason end up snowbound together they are forced to confront the ghosts of Christmas past.
"How are you?"
He wanted to exchange pleasantries as though they'd parted on good terms? She didn't have time to beat around the bush. She should already be home, getting dinner for her daughter before they went over her homework.
"When you left Pleasant Valley, you swore you'd never return. So what happened? What finally changed your mind?"
His expression hardened. If he'd been expecting a warm welcome, he'd been sadly mistaken.
He shrugged. "Things change."Well, most things did, and generally not for the better, but not in Jason's case. He hadn't gained so much as a beer gut or a receding hairline. Even the jagged scar on his face added to his sexiness.
Kara's gaze rose to meet his. At first glance, she thought his intense blue eyes were the same as she remembered, but a closer inspection revealed a hard glint in them. He no longer resembled the warm, lighthearted guy she'd dated for nearly four years. Or had he been that way all along? Had those rose-colored glasses she'd been wearing back then obscured his real character? Had she ever truly known him at all?
Jennifer Faye is a two-time RT Book Reviews TOP PICK author. Maybe that’s partly due to the fact that she has spent most of her life with her nose in one book or another. It was only natural that she dreamed of becoming a romance writer and spinning the tales of the imaginary people running around in her mind. But first life took her on a couple of detours. Refusing to give up on her dreams, she finally succeeded in getting her name on a book cover. She currently resides in Pennsylvania with her very, very patient husband, one amazing daughter (the other remarkable daughter has flown the coop to chase her own dreams) and two spoiled rotten cats. When she’s not glued to her laptop writing another contemporary romance (which isn’t often) or enjoying some family time, she loves to get lost in a good book, cross-stitch, embroider, quilt, knit, watch hockey (go Pittsburgh Penguins!), and garden. Jennifer loves to hear from readers--you can contact her via her website.
My Thoughts: After reading Jennifer Faye's Rancher to the Rescue, which I thoroughly enjoyed, I was really excited when I found out she had written another novel and was looking forward to the opportunity to read it. In Snowbound with the Soldier, Jennifer Faye has delivered another delightful romance. It's been 7 years since Jason Greene walked out of Kara Jameson's life. She thought she was over him, but when he shows up in town right at Christmastime, and at the hotel Kara works at that has just been purchased and is now under new ownership, she suddenly finds all those feelings that she thought were buried, dead and gone, pushing their way right back to the surface as she stares in the face of this dark and mysterious soldier, who comes across as if he were Ebenezer Scrooge himself. What she isn't aware of is that Jason is battling the same demons, or so he thinks that's what they are, especially with the secret from his past that has almost destroyed him and any hope for a future, at least a future that involves a family. Kara has a bit of a suprise herself that Jason is unaware of also. As fate would have it, a snowstorm forces these star-crossed lovers into closer proximity than either of them would like to be in. Now Kara and Jason have to figure out if they are willing to try to put the past behind them, or if their secrets and hurts are too big to overcome.
Snowbound with the Solider is one of those novels that gets you smiling and keeps you smiling. I like to call them feel-good stories. Despite the seriousness of some of the things that have happened to Kara and Jason, Jennifer Faye has delivered a story that will warm your heart and leave you feeling happy with a smile on your face. I really enjoyed getting to know the characters, as well as the secondary characters, and I enjoyed watching Kara and Jason as they began to rekindle their friendship towards something more. Snowbound with the Soldier is one of those novels that is serious enough to make the story interesting, yet light enough where you aren't bombarded by the circumstances and can sit back, relax, and truly enjoy the book. The romantic aspect was wonderful with just the right amount of sizzle. The story line itself was entertaining, as were the characters that Jennifer Faye created. If you are a contemporary romance fan, then Snowbound with the Soldier, is the perfect story to curl up with and enjoy.
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