A man needing a break from the world, and a strong-willed woman who can easily take care of herself, find an instant attraction in this tale set in the snowy Michigan countryside. Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Michigan for the Winter by Dr. Rebecca Sharp, along with getting my impressions of it, then add this charming addition to the Country Love Story series to your bookshelf!
Ryan Finan needed a change of scene.
No more warmth. No more wooing. No more women.
Needing to get over what the last woman did to him, he’s fled to Michigan for the winter.
A secluded cabin, a wood stove, a bottle of scotch, and guaranteed solitude are all he needs…until Winna Madden recklessly collides into his path—and other parts of him. With her fresh beauty, captivating awkwardness, and far too much talk of freshly jerked meat, Ryan struggles to give his temporary neighbor a necessary cold shoulder.
Having lived in this neck of the woods all her life, Winna knows the gorgeous recluse isn’t prepared for a Michigan winter—nor for the kinds of harsh truths it brings. She’s determined to be a good neighbor—no matter how much he grouses.
As temperatures plunge, their walls tumble down faster than the snow. Soon, the only thing left is a wild desire burning between them.
But Ryan’s stay always had an expiration date. When it arrives, will he walk away? Or will the warmth he found with Winna tempt him to stay?
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MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:
With the country currently buried under snow comes this charming romance of instant attraction as two very different people find things heating up the more time they spend together. Readers will quickly find themselves captivated by this easily relatable couple and appreciating the low angst interactions that put a smile on my face. From the first page to the last this was an enjoyable book, one to read by the fireplace while wrapped up in a story that felt like a warm embrace.
Staying in a secluded cabin in the snowy wilds of Michigan seems like the perfect place for Ryan Finan to get a break from the world. With the recent sale of his company, and a painful end to his long term relationship, he needs time to heal. He's feeling lost and uncertain and just wants to be left alone, but it's not long before a sassy and strong-willed woman lands on his doorstep. Sparks are the immediate result in a relationship that's slowly ticking down to his leaving and that has both of them deciding what they truly want before time's up. Ryan wasn't the nicest person early on, licking his wounds while trying to decide what he wants out of life. Meeting Winna though saw him start to come back to life. She lit a fire within him that helped dissolve his brooding and gruff demeanor which made for sexy and combustible interactions between them as the story progressed. With each turn of the page I started falling for him and the carefree moments he brought to Winna's life.
Winna Madden's a breath of fresh air among heroines. Growing up under the tutelage of her dad and uncle taught her independence and how to live off the land. She's a woman who can clearly take care of herself and she's just what Ryan needs while living in her secluded cabin...both physically and emotionally. Winna's a delightful heroine, sweet and sassy with a heart of gold, and she slowly worked her way into his heart and mind. In scenes that were both funny and flirtatious a bond was slowly built that soon turned combustible as both brought what was missing to the other's life.
This was a sweet and sexy story with an appealing couple whose road to romance was an endearing one. These two opposites couldn't have been more perfect for one another in a gentle story that made me smile while warming my heart. It's the perfect read for those struggling through the inclement weather now occurring as I felt warmed inside and out by Dr. Sharp's romantic storytelling.
My rating for this is an A-
*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.
Dr. Rebecca Sharp, while using a pen name, is actually a doctor living in Pennsylvania with her husband - the love of her life.
She enjoys working in her practice with her father as well as letting her creativity run free as an author. Growing up she's always loved a good love story and finally decided to give writing one of her own a go.
After graduating with her doctoral degree, she now enjoys spending that thing called free time traveling with her husband, cooking, and knitting.