Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Sleigh Bells in the Snow

Sleigh Bells in the Snow is the 1st book in the O’Neil brothers series from Sarah Morgan. The publisher is Harlequin HQN and the release date was November 1, 2013. From the back cover.~
USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan heats up the season with the O'Neil brothers in a brand-new holiday series! 
Once upon a time, Christmas was Kayla Green's favorite time of year. Now all the workaholic wants for Christmas is for it to be over—as fast as possible! So when duty calls her to snowy Vermont to close a deal with a new client, Kayla is grateful for an excuse to avoid the holidays for another year. 
Jackson O'Neil left a thriving business behind to return home and salvage his family's resort—it's in his blood, and he can't let it fail. Now that he's got marketing whiz Kayla Green working with him to put Snow Crystal on the map, success is on the horizon. The fact they strike enough sparks off each other to power all the Christmas lights in Vermont is just an added bonus. 
Kayla might be an expert at her job, but she's out of her depth with Jackson—he makes her crave the happy-ever-after she once dreamed of, and it's terrifying. As the snowflakes continue to swirl, will the woman who doesn't believe in the magic of Christmas finally fall under its spell?
I was lucky enough to be approved for a review copy from the publisher through NetGalley. I somehow had never read a book by Sarah Morgan. However, I can promise I won't miss out on her books in the future.
To say I loved Sleigh Bells in the Snow would be an understatement. I loved watching Kayla finally open up to another person. Jackson pretty much stole my heart the minute he appeared on the page. I did get mad at Kayla a couple of times for dwelling on her past rather than looking forward to what could be a wonderful future, but gave her slack after hearing how her parents mistreated her for so many years. 
I loved the chemistry between Jackson and Kayla from the very beginning, and it only grew hotter the longer they were together. While Jackson's grandfather was pretty gruff through much of the book, I really loved him and knew there was some sort of logic to how he was acting.
I can't wait to see where Ms. Morgan takes the O'Neil brothers in the future.

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