'Tis the season—for love! Holing up in her isolated cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains is just what Lauren Gaines needs to get over a nasty divorce. But the blizzard that snows her in brings an unexpected surprise: a hunky stranger who shows up on Christmas Eve. Spending the holidays alone in his North Carolina getaway could be the break high-powered businessman Colton Ril'Tis the season—for love! Holing up in her isolated cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains is just what Lauren Gaines needs to get over a nasty divorce. But the blizzard that snows her in brings an unexpected surprise: a hunky stranger who shows up on Christmas Eve. Spending the holidays alone in his North Carolina getaway could be the break high-powered businessman Colton Riley needs from his fast-track life. Until a storm strands him without power…and lands him on the doorstep of his knockout next-door neighbor. Instant attraction leads to a night of sweet lovemaking. Little by little, Colton starts earning Lauren's fragile trust. Then life throws him a curve that he never saw coming—one that could cost him a future with the Raleigh beauty. Or will the new year be filled with love's sweet promise?...
|Title||:||This Winter Night|
|Number of Pages||:||224 Pages|
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This Winter Night Reviews
Lauren Gaines and Colton Riley were, technically, on opposite sides. Were, that is. You see, her now ex-husband Adam and Colton are hated rivals, constantly going after the same contracts, and Adam isn't above bribing the right people and generally playing dirty. Still, Colton keeps getting the upper hand because he's the hero and heroes always win. In spite, Adam bought the cottage next to the holiday getaway of Colton's parents in the North Carolina rustic countryside. This is how Lauren eventually get to know Colton's parents and they became close.When the story opens, Colton's father recently passed away. In grief, Colton drives to his parents' country house, but he isn't thinking clearly so he is not prepared at all when the snow storm hits. He reaches the cottage, but it doesn't have electricity. He decides to try his luck with the house next door. Fortunately, Lauren is in, seeking her own private time after her recent divorce with Adam. What follows is some hot snowed-in sizzling of the bed sheets. Would things get awkward, however, when they have to go back to the real world?This Winter Night is a good example of how to follow the Kimani formula and still produce an enjoyable read. Colton and Lauren are, naturally, beautiful people, and as their family members and all, but the author lets me know of this without going overboard and reminding me of their physical perfection every few pages to the point of overkill. More importantly, these characters resemble people (albeit idealized ones) - they speak, feel, and behave like people may do in real life. They have some pretty good chemistry and their romance feels natural, unforced.The secondary characters know their place, so to speak. They have their roles to play here, and their scenes feel like organic parts of the story. They interact with the main characters to make the story flow better, instead of to scream at me that their books are next and I must buy them all.All of this makes This Winter Night a solid read in many ways. The only problem, perhaps, is that the last few dozen of pages are, curiously enough, spent mostly to set up the romance in the next book. The story of Lauren and Colton reached a climax a while back before that point, so these pages feel like filler. Still, This Winter Night does most of everything right, making it one of the more enjoyable Kimani books to come my way.
This Winter Night is a great tale of embracing your "situation" on moving on with life. Lauren Gaines' divorce just became final and she wanted some time all to herself. She went to the cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains that was part of her settlement. Colton Riley needs to get away and fast, so he drives to the family cabin and finds himself at the door of the neighbor seeking assistance because his cabin has no power. Being in the midst of a blizzard leaves them spending Christmas Eve together. They are attracted to each other and carries this back into their regular lives and through life's happenings we see whether they are strong enough to stay together. Janice Sims penned an awesome tale that is full of adventure, suspense and love.
After the death of his father Colton Riley runs away with thinking or checking with anyone. Laura Gaines is already hiding out in the North Carolina mountains after a nasty divorce. An unexpected blizzard has them reaching out to help each other. Will it end when the blizzard is over>?
Excellent love story, I loved how the book didn't seem long and drawn out trying to keep the readers attention. This book kept my interest from front to cover. I can wait to read more from this series.
THIS WINTER NIGHTLAUREN AND COLTON'S STORY WAS REALLY WELL WRITTEN. THE LOVE THEY FOUND WITH EACH OTHER IS SO BEAUTIFUL, ESPECIALLY AFTER HAVING TO DEAL WITH AN EX-HUSBAND LIKE LAUREN'S.
nice holiday romance
A great love story for the holidays. Lauren Gaines finds love when she least expects it. Can't wait for the second book in the Gaines series.