Title: When Snowflakes Fall
Series: The Graysons #1
Author: Tara Wyatt
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published: October 25, 2016
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
My Rating: 4 stars
When Dr. Christie Harmon up and moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming to escape a vicious scandal, she expected a quiet, lonely Christmas on-call as a pediatrician at the local hospital. But when she’s treating a little boy with a bump on the head, she doesn’t expect his dad to be so distractingly handsome…or single.
In the wake of his ex-wife’s abandonment five years ago, Luke Grayson has been focused on raising his son Ethan. The scars from the split run deep, and Luke hasn’t trusted another woman to come into their lives. But there’s something about the sweet—and sexy—Christie that has him wondering if something’s been missing.
Can new love help lonely hearts find a way? After all, Christmas is a time for magic.
Titles in this series include: When Snowflakes Fall – Like Fresh Fallen Snow
I enjoyed When Snowflakes Fall very much. Bad things happen to good people, that’s simply a fact of life. That Christi is taking the full punishment for actions of an vindictive ex-boyfriend simply made me boil. She did nothing wrong, nothing that hundreds of other women have done over the years, trusting someone you’re in a relationship with to keep some things private, even when you break up. Christi didn’t get that lucky, and she paid the price in reputation and loss of her job. That event brought her to Cheyenne, Wyoming and hopes for a fresh start. She didn’t expect to love again or have to make a decision based on her past.
When little Ethan ended up slipping on the ice and got a nasty bump on the head, he ended up in Dr. Christi’s care. Luke is mesmerized by his son’s doctor, so much so that even Ethan gets ideas about moving these two folks together somehow. You gotta love a matchmaking kid. Luke has put other parts of his life on hold to raise his son as a single dad.. well, with his family’s help of course. His wife walked away, and it was up to him to give everything he had to his son. But maybe it was time to let someone else in… one beautiful, sexy doctor.
This is a quick story but a powerful one as well. Luke and Christi make sparks fly from their first meeting and it only gets more intense as time moves on. There are issues, and a past that Christi hasn’t told anyone about for fear of alienating the community that she so wants to be a part of. Secrets have a way of coming out at the worst possible moment – and Christi will have to deal with that. Watching their attraction turn into a strong love over a short period of time was fun and charming. Sometimes you simply know.
If you’re looking for a fun story, with believable characters and situations, then When Snowflakes Fall is a story you’ll want to put on your Christmas reading list. Treat yourself to a good Christmas romance this season.
I’ll be picking up Luke’s twin brother’s story for a New Year’s Eve romance. Looking forward to that one.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this novel. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this story.*
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