Saturday, February 7, 2015

Twice in a Blue Moon


Can true love strike twice? 

After the death of her first love, Melanie Michaels buries her grief in the risky demands of a reality show, where her extreme stunts leave her teetering on the edge danger. That’s exactly where she wants to be—until she arranges for her crew to traverse the Swedish Lapland in the dead of winter. It’s the one place she shouldn’t go, on the one day she should avoid—her would-be wedding anniversary. 

Instead of romantic nights spent in the Ice Hotel or under the Northern Lights, Melanie is stuck with Joe “Buck” Wright, a snarky loner tour guide who loves his sled dogs and nothing and no one else. But Buck is also trying to numb a painful past. Can two people skilled at pushing others away find warmth at the edge of the Arctic?

My Impressions: 
 I LOVED this book. It was absolutely adorable.  I was sucked in from the first page and did not want to put it down till I had finished it. The scenery described made me want to grab my passport and head to Sweden to see the Northern Lights and the Ice Hotel. Such beautiful imagery all the way through. I adored how Cate really brought to life each place Melanie and her team visited. It was not just the landscape, but the people, their way of life-everything. 

My heart went out to Melanie. Young and in love, destined to be together for every and then tragedy strikes and she is forced to live life on her own without Pete. Wanting to honor her late finance, Melanie sticks to her word to go and see the Northern Lights. Unfortunately she disguises her true intentions for her trip and instead arranges for Buck Wright to show her crew around the Swedish Laplands on the guise that it all for her TV series.

The only negative thing I could say about this book, is I though it was a little short. I wished the author would have put in a epilogue just to wrap things up and add a little more length to it. Maybe I was just sad to see it end. This is another easy book to recommend to those who like a good romance without all the smut added in just to be "filler." The story stands very nicely on its own accord without needing to go skany. This makes it much easier to recommend to older teenagers who are wanting romance and a little adventure without getting the play by play. 


 

Biography

Cate Masters has made beautiful central Pennsylvania her home, but she'll always be a Jersey girl at heart. Most days, she can be found in her lair, concocting a magical brew of contemporary, historical, and fantasy/paranormal stories with her cat Chairman Maiow and dog Lily as company. Look for her at http://catemasters.blogspot.com, and in strange nooks and far-flung corners of the web.

In 2010, the Pearl S. Buck Foundation awarded her short story first place. In 2005, Pennwriters awarded her second place in its annual Short Story contest. Her novels, novellas and short fiction have been published by Decadent Publishing, Lyrical Press, Book Strand, The Wild Rose Press, Eternal Press, Whiskey Creek Press, Wild Child Publishing/ Freya's Bower. Her flash and short stories are published with The Battered Suitcase, A Long Story Short, Dark Sky Magazine, Cezanne's Carrot, The Harrow, Flesh from Ashes, Quality Women's Fiction, Phase, and The Writer's online edition. Her freelance articles have appeared in The Sentinel, Carlisle. 
 
Disclaimer: ARC provided via NetGalley for an honest review.
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