Hello, bookworms! Christmas may be long gone, but winter is not technically gone so I can get away with posting this. I for one am happy with thoughts of snow and a cosy, winter romance; I did read this before the holidays, I’ve just not had a chance to post my review.
Year Of Publication: 2018
My rating: 3.5 stars
Thank you Mills and Boons for sending me a copy!
“Nothing short of a miracle can restore Eliza Hayward’s Christmas cheer. The job she pinned her dreams on has gone up in smoke—literally—and now she’s stuck in an unfamiliar, if breathtaking, small town. Precariously close to being destitute, Eliza needs a helping hand…for her sick young daughter’s sake as well as her own. But she’s not expecting her holiday hero to almost run her down with his car!”
Snow Angel Cove is a small town romance focusing on Eliza and Aidan and I really wanted a pick-me-up kinda story, fluffy and fun, and it partly delivered on that. I struggled generally to connect with Eliza’s character, her prejudice irked me, her overthinking and overanalysing broke the flow of the story and emotional impact it would’ve had on me. On the other side, I really liked Aidan’s character, I could feel the depth of his emotions and I cared about him. There was a lot of emotional tension between the main characters, but in the end, I felt that their connection was underdeveloped and the “miscommunication” trope wasn’t enough to propel the story for me.
I felt it tried too hard to pull all the “weapons” to make you feel: the little girl with the heart condition, Eliza’s unexpected job loss… Everyone was also incredibly nice and understanding which did not feel very realistic and almost like a Hallmark movie (which I normally like, but made my teeth ache this time).
Overall, I enjoyed it and I would recommend it if you’re looking for a sweet, fluffy read set around Christmas time (although Christmas is long gone). Shame it did not reach my expectations, but I did enjoy reading it.