Dreaming of a White Christmas in the Summer Sands
I received this book via Netgalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.Snowfall on Cedar Trail by Annie Rains
Series: Sweetwater Springs #3
Published by Forever on 2019-09-18
Length: 721 pages
Reviewing eARC from Netgalley
From a USA Today bestselling author comes a heartwarming holiday romance between the a small-town florist and the handsome chief of police. Includes a bonus novel by Miranda Liasson!
Last Christmas was tough for Halona Locklear and her seven-year-old son Theo, who hasn't spoken a word since his father's death. This year, Halona wants nothing more than to give him a good holiday and to hear his sweet voice again. Enrolling him in the Mentor Match program might help, but when Theo gets matched with Sweetwater Springs Chief of Police, Alex Baker, Halona realizes that the handsome hero might know secrets about her past that she is determined to keep buried.
Chief of Police, Alex Baker, re-opens his father's hit-and-run cold case every December, hoping to finally solve it. This year, his plate is full with being a Mentor Match to a young seven-year-old boy as well. His biggest obstacle, however, is fighting his attraction to the boy's mother, Halona. As Alex gets close to solving his father's cold case, he learns that those closest to him may be in danger -- including Halona. Alex has already lost one of the most important people in his life; he isn't about to lose her too, even if it means walking away to keep her safe.
Includes the bonus novel Then There Was You by Miranda Liasson!
Snowfall on Cedar Trail by Annie Rains is the third book in the Sweetwater Springs series. This time we get the chief’s story. If you enjoy long time crush and small town romances, you are in for a treat.
Halona Locklear is the town’s local florist. A single mother, Halona spends most of her time either working or with her young son. Theo is mute, he hasn’t spoken since the untimely death of his father two years prior. All Halona wants for Christmas this year is to hear her son’s voice again. She would do anything for him. At the prompting of his therapist, Halona enrolls Theo in the local Mentor Match program (think Big Brother programs) not realizing her long time crush will be his match.
Chief of Police, Alex Baker usually spends the month of December alone, working his father’s cold case, trying to find the person responsible for running his father over years earlier. However at the prompting of the mayor, Alex enrolls to be a mentor in the Mentor Match program never imagining he’d match with Theo, Halona’s son. Alex has long had a crush on Halona, but she’s his best friend’s little sister. That is a line he could never cross, even with her brother’s blessing. Alex is honorable, kind, and exactly what Halona wants, but it’s getting him to believe that.
I really loved this sweet romance. Alex and Halona were introduced in the previous books of the series so I was excited to read their story. It was obvious from the previous books how they felt about one another, but the story behind those feelings I wasn’t expecting. I loved their slow burn romance. It is as sweet as it is steamy. If you enjoy contemporary, holiday romance, I highly recommend it.