Saturday, October 12, 2013

Book Review: Snowbound with the Soldier by Jennifer Faye

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By:  Jennifer Faye
Published:  October 1, 2013
Harlequin Romance
Source:  Author

GR's Summary

Maybe this Christmas...? 

It has been seven long years since Kara Jameson last saw Jason Greene. Returning home as a wounded war hero, Jason looks a shell of the man she once knew. Yet her heart still skips a beat as if it was yesterday.

Stepping back into civilian life, Jason looks to Kara for help. But there's too much water under the bridge; not to mention too much lingering attraction.

But it seems that the mountain weather has other ideas, and when Kara and Jason end up snowbound together they are forced to confront the ghosts of Christmas past.

My Take on this Journey

Snowbound with the Soldier, by Jennifer Faye was a fast paced read, that will leave the reader with a second chance romance that is enjoyable and light.  I would consider this story more on the YA side.  Some love and kissing scenes, but nothing too descriptive, as in the early young romance Harlequin stories.  The story is set in Pleasant Valley, a small rural town at Christmas time, and a blizzard/snowstorm has set in.

The main characters are Kara Jameson and Jason Greene.  Kara manages the local hotel/ski resort for her ex-boyfriend, Jason Greene's father.  She has a daughter named Samantha, and their is a secret surrounding her parentage, which isn't revealed immediately.  Kara is kind, sweet, loving, caring, and a thoughtful mother and friend.  She has just found out that the Ski Resort is switching owners, probably due to the fact that Jason's father is ill.  In walks her ex-boyfriend, Jason, the once "love of her life" that has been gone for the last 7 years.  He is a wounded Army soldier that has come to town to take over his estranged father's resort.  Kara knew that there would be a complete overhaul on the resort, and now that she knows Jason is part owner, she assumes she is out of a job.  On the contrary, Jason needs to find a way to get back into Kara's good graces and earn back the trust he  lost the day he walked out on her during their engagement, and his father to join the Army.

Secrets slowly get revealed and the question is always the same.  Can they tell their confide in one another, learn to move forward from the past, and trust each other once again?  There is a definite attraction between these two young characters, and the revelations need to be addressed, which started when they were snowed in together.  Jason looks like the man that she once loved, the attraction is there, but he seems like a stranger, and a shell of a man from what he once was.  Jason only wants to let out little bits of information to Kara at a time, but realizes he needs to tell it all.  They both are afraid of the other's reaction to what they have to tell the other.  Once Jason meets Samantha, he decides he wants t0 have a family and a life with Kara.  He thinks Samantha may be his.  Samantha wraps Jason around her finger, and that helps endear him to Kara once again.
This was a well written, fast paced story that was very light, feel good, funny and young at heart.  I enjoyed Ms. Faye's writing style and look forward to more  books from the author.  The characters were all well developed and essential to the story line. 

I give Snowbound with the Soldier, by Jennifer Faye 4 Fun, Loving, Sweet, Second Chance Love Stars!

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About the Author

Jennifer Faye has spent most of her life with her nose in one book or another. It was only natural that she dreamed of becoming a romance writer and spinning the tales of the imaginary people running around in her mind. But first life took her on a couple of detours. Refusing to give up on her dreams, she finally succeeded in getting her name on a book cover. She currently resides in Pennsylvania with her very, very patient husband, one amazing daughter (the other remarkable daughter has flown the coop to chase her own dreams) and two spoiled rotten cats. When she’s not glued to her laptop writing another contemporary romance (which isn’t often) or enjoying some family time, she loves to get lost in a good book, cross-stitch, embroider, quilt, knit, watch hockey (go Pittsburgh Penguins!), and garden. Jennifer loves to hear from readers--you can contact her via her website.


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  1. I'm excited to see this review, b/c Snowbound is actually next up on my to-read list. I hope I like it as much as you did, Ro. Nice review!

  2. I love snowed in romance stories. Kara and Jason sounds like such a sweet couple to root for. Wonderful review.

  3. It's so good to read one or two YA books in between all the NA books we read. I'm glad this one turned out to be fast paced and good. Awesome review, Lindy!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

  4. I love these sugary romances for the holiday season when generally its not my thing the whole rest of the year. Thanks for sharing your review thoughts.

  5. This book sounds cute! I could use a light read for this winter. Glad you enjoyed it.

  6. Thank you so much for the review and giveaway! I love reading books from Harlequin, and this one looks so good. I'll definitely have to check it out, so fingers crossed. :-)

  7. Wonderful review, I love feel good books :) Can't wait to read this one!

  8. Great review, this book sounds amazing :)))

  9. I'm so excited for this book! It is on my TBR list and I hope I can read it soon. I might just skip to it to read for christmas time


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