Monday, December 8, 2014
Christmas in Snow Angel Cove - Review
Snow Angel Cove by RaeAnne Thayne
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Description: Eliza Hayward is not having a good day - first her job, the perfect opportunity for both her and her daughter, literally goes up in smoke and then she's hit by a car. When Aidan Caine narrowly misses injuring a woman with his car and than learns of her job situation he desperately wants to help her and her little girl. But could it be that Eliza may be just the person to help him reconnect with his family?
Why I Picked This Book: It looked Christmas-y and I was in the middle of a Christmas romance binge. Also this is an author I've seen around and have been wanting to try.
Pro: Really what wasn't there to love? The characters were wonderful, the setting was beautiful, the plot was sweet in the best possible way. I liked that Aidan wasn't the typical geek stock character. He wasn't socially awkward he was just reserved. If he wanted to talk to people he had no problem doing so but he didn't often want to do so. Aidan was just nice and the scenes with him and Maddie were adorable and I'm not a huge fan of kids in romance. I liked that Maddie did read like a kid - an extremely good kid but a kid none the less. Eliza's internal voice sounded realistic. She was likable and easy to relate too. The secondary characters - Jim and Sue, Aidan's family - were also great and really added to the warm Christmas-y feel. While I didn't like how antagonistic the town and Eliza were towards Aidan I did like that the issues were dealt with and discussed. In terms of heat this story barely registers though they are most definitely physically attracted to each other. To me it really fit the characters who were both very cautious in their personal life. This is a sweet romance in the very best sense of the word and not a hot romance.
Con: I thought Eliza got a little too stuck on Aidan's secret and the fact he wanted to keep it from his family. She likes to take care of her own problems and doesn't like to be pitied so it surprised me that she wasn't more understanding. I also found it a little strange that Eliza just kind of gave up on the job at the inn and only talked to the owner maybe once after the fire. It seemed a little contrived. But I'm really nitpicking here. These were really teeny tiny negatives and didn't diminish my enjoyment.
Overall: I've read a lot of Christmas romances in the last few weeks and so far this has been my favorite. This is a warm and inviting story with people you can really root for. This would be a great book to curl up with on a rainy (or even better, snowy) day!
Would I Read More of this Series/Author?: Definitely. I'm looking forward to reading her past books and looking forward to seeing where the series goes.
Would I Recommend this Book?: Definitely! This was a wonderful Christmas romance.