Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Review: Christmas in Tahoe by Elisabeth Barrett

Title: Christmas in Tahoe
Series: West Coast Holiday
Author: Elisabeth Barrett
Read copy: eBook
Published: November 11, 2013
ISBN: 0991094301
ISBN-13: 9780991094301

Silicon Valley actuary Ann Smith is an expert at calculating probabilities, but lately the odds haven’t been in her favor. Two years ago her fianc√© died a week before their planned Christmas wedding, leaving Ann heartbroken and alone. When a friend suggests heading up to Lake Tahoe for a long Christmas weekend of skiing, wine, and relaxation, Ann thinks it might be just the thing to help get her life back on track. But Ann’s plans go awry when her friend cancels at the last minute, and Ann ends up driving to Tahoe with Chase Deckert, a sexy snowboarder who pushes all her buttons.

Chase Deckert is a man who lives by his own rules. A few years ago his business partner betrayed him by selling out their biomedical research for a quick profit. Chase left science far behind, and now spends his days snowboarding in Tahoe, wanting nothing to do with the dog-eat-dog world of Silicon Valley. Chase has closed his mind and his heart and only believes in one thing: fate. But fate seems to be in a giving mood, because joining him for Christmas is a brave, beautiful woman who shows him the true meaning of the season and helps him rediscover a part of himself he’d long forgotten.

Fueled by the mountain scenery, the season, and their unbelievable chemistry, Ann and Chase end up learning more about each other—and themselves—than they ever imagined possible. Can one long, steamy Christmas help them realize they’re meant to be together? Or when the holiday is over will they be right back where they started?

My rating:

***copy provided by publisher through NetGalley***

This was a cute little read, different from the previous four books by Elisabeth Barrett I've read so far. There was no suspense, no drug-dealing, no killers...Just a couple of strangers coming together for a Christmas weekend in Tahoe and getting a lot more in the bargain that they've expected.

Cute, sweet, short...It hit just the right buttons.


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