Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway: Love in a Snow Storm (Pine Harbour #2) by Zoe York


Title: Love in a Snow Storm
Series: Pine Harbour #2
Author: Zoe York
Genre: Adult. Contemporary Romance.
Publish Date: December 16, 2014
Review Source: eARC



 


Never fall in love with your best friend's little sister... 

Contractor and army reservist Jake Foster fell in love with Dani Minelli when she was a colt-legged high school senior. He knew he was too old to even look at her, let alone touch. 

Dani’s been trying to get his attention since returning to Pine Harbour a grown woman—and failing miserably at every turn. 

This winter, everything is going to change. And when the snow stops falling, Jake and Dani won't be able to hide from their attraction any longer.



I have not had a chance to read the first book in this series, Love in a Small Town. However, this book - Love in a Snow Storm - can be read as a standalone. I will be going back to read Love in a Small Town, and really look forward to getting to know the characters a little bit more!

Pine Harbour. A small town that everybody knows everyone's business. No matter if you've been their your whole life, or just a little while - you will be talked about. Dani Minelli has just returned from college - as a paramedic she is a busy, outgoing, young woman who wants Jake Foster.

Jake Foster has returned home from a deployment. Dani has always been in the back of his mind since they were growing up together. Her brother sees her as another one of the guys, and Jake never has seen her like that. In fact, Jake would happily make a move on her would it not be for her overbearing, overprotecting brother who has some sort of say of she she's with.

Not only will the town talk, but the friends, family, and heck, even strangers who visit the small town will know that Dani Minelli, and Jake Foster have finally got their hands on one another. There is no shock when their first steamy, hot, unforgettable kiss takes place where nobody can see them. Jake knows that he had never touched Dani for multiple reasons, but once they share an intimate moment, there is no way he can stop himself from touching her again.

Will their love be able to withstand the battles that are about to ensure between everybody?

Jake knows what he wants; a family with nobody else but Dani. He built the home that he calls his for them. He walked away from her when they were growing up due to their age difference. He did all of this for her. When she finally lets in that she's wanted him all along there is no doubt in his mind that he still wants a future with her. Does he finally get what he wants? Does he get his happily ever after? Or, does Dani enjoy her time with him, only to break his heart in the end?

Zoe York did a wonderful job bringing this story to life. I felt like the beginning of the book drug on a little bit too long, but with Dani, and Jake playing the cat and mouse game, there is no disappointment when the overall outcome is some hot, steamy, sexy, melting read! The characters were outstanding; the chemistry she creates between Jake, and Dani is just unstoppable. The ending of the book will have you begging for more Jake, and Dani, so be prepared!

Thank you, Zoe York, for the opportunity to read your series!




GOODREADS


NOTHING said unnecessary risk exposure like a man nearing his thirties wading into a teenage house party.

“You need to lighten up, man.”

Jake Foster gave his brother Matt a scathing glare. If one of them needed to do anything, it was Matt, and the thing was grow up. “Let’s just get Sean and drag him home before the Colonel gets wind of him getting blitzed again.”

“Dad needs to lighten up, too.”

“Maybe I should call Dean and get him to shut this party down.” Their older brother was an OPP officer. He wasn’t quite the stick-in-the-mud that Jake had prematurely become, but the two of them were the more responsible pair of brothers by far. Matt and Sean, four and eight years younger respectively, were unapologetic party animals.

They sat in the cab of Jake’s truck, staring at each other for a minute in a futile game of chicken. Jake wasn’t going to call the cops and Matt wasn’t going to push further. Neither of them was happy about having to pick up their drunk-ass brother on a Saturday night.

“Come on, let’s get this over with.” Jake hopped out of the truck and strode up the long country drive of the oversized farmhouse, heading toward the sights and sounds of a party falling apart. Intoxicated, belligerent young people spilled out on the veranda and across the lawn. None of them looked like high school students—mostly college-aged kids. And it sounded like the party had definitely gone awry. Bitter noises filled the air around him about stolen money and not enough beer. He scanned the faces, many of them familiar to him, and a sick feeling filled his gut. Halfway up the drive, he turned around and shoved Matt hard in the chest. “We’re not just picking up Sean, are we? Is Dani in there?”

Matt winced, caught in his half-truth. “She’s the one that called, not Sean. They’re hanging out back where it’s quieter.”

Jake swore under his breath and took off at a run, swerving around two former football players shoving each other. Idiots.

The din faded as they hit the backyard. A smaller group of people sat in a circle, passing a bottle around. One guy had his guitar out. Jake’s heart pounded as he scanned for her face.

“Over here.” Her voice lifted into the air behind him and he spun around. They sat on the porch, Sean leaning heavily against her shoulder. She had a hoodie draped awkwardly over half her body, but underneath she was wearing a tiny tank top. He was sure that when she stood up there’d be a few inches of bare skin between her shirt and her snug-as-fuck blue jeans she always wore, and then he’d be screwed.

At least it was dark. There was a passing chance no one would notice that he was turned on by his best friend’s little sister.




New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Zoe York is a busy working mom of two young boys, wife to a very understanding soldier, and creator of modern, sexy, small town contemporary romances. Her debut novel, What Once Was Perfect, started the popular Wardham series, and her first military romance, Fall Out, was released as part of the international bestselling SEALs of Summer super bundle.

She lives in London, Ontario and is currently chugging Americanos, wiping sticky fingers, and dreaming of heroes in and out of uniform.

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