by Jennifer Snow
Series: Wild River #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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In Alaska, it’s always a white Christmas—but the sparks flying between two reunited friends could turn it red-hot…
If there’s one gift Erika Sheraton does not want for Christmas, it’s a vacation. Ordered to take time off, the workaholic surgeon reluctantly trades in her scrubs for a ski suit and heads to Wild River, Alaska. Her friend Cassie owns a tour company that offers adventures to fit every visitor. But nothing compares to the adrenaline rush Erika feels on being reunited with Cassie’s brother, Reed Reynolds.
Gone is the buttoned-up girl Reed remembers. His sister’s best friend has blossomed into a strong, skilled, confident woman. She’s exactly what his search-and-rescue team needs—and everything he didn’t know he craved. The gulf between his life in Wild River and her big-city career is wide. But it’s no match for a desire powerful enough to melt two stubborn hearts…
With Christmas almost here, it’s the perfect time for a feel good romance and An Alaskan Christmas by Jennifer Snow has all the elements you’ll love. Cute puppies, suspense, a hottie search and rescue dude and a smart surgeon who needs to discover what’s truly important in life.
Coffee Dates with Alaskan Christmas
- First Date – Our story opens when we meet Erika Sheraton. Erica is a gifted surgeon and researcher in Anchorage with zero bedside manner. She lives and breathes her duties at the hospital in the hopes of some praise from her father who runs the hospital. Things are looking sad for Erika, but when her Dad tells her the board is forcing her on a mandatory 14-day leave, she visits her childhood friend, Cassie in Wild River, Alaska. They haven’t seen each other in over ten years. Cassie’s bartender brother, Reed Reynolds, helps ease the awkwardness of renewing friendships with a little alcohol. I gotta tell ya… was not a fan of Erika on our first coffee date. Reed teased her, and she loosened up but yikes this girl needs to chill.
- Second Date– A few days in the mountain air has done Erika wonders and I am loving the chemistry between her and Reed. We get to do a little search and rescue on the mountain and damn it I want fudge in the worst way. I loved the no-strings romance that unfolded. Before you know these two were completely wrapped in ribbon and planning trips to visit each other. I am, however, hating on someone’s Daddy at the moment.
- Third Date- Growing pains, serious setbacks, dangerous moments and swoons had me completely caught up. Secondary characters added depth from family to friends. I loved all the side stories and found they only enhanced my feelings towards the couple. The drama was kept low and was replaced with some suspense and heart-pounding moments before the author delivered all I hoped for and more.
If you are looking for a swoon-worthy romance with snow and character growth, you’ll love An Alaskan Christmas. However, this wasn’t really a Christmas romance. There was no roasted goose, mistletoe or cookies. I am looking forward to the next book in the Wild River series.
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I was surprised this one was billed a ‘Christmas.’ But it was nice to see Alaska as a real place instead of the crazy wilderness beyond 😉
Nise' (Under the Boardwalk)
I enjoyed this one and look forward the next book in the series.
Lover of Romance
This sounds like everything I look for in a good romance, I love seeing great character growth….disappointing on the lack of Christmas in it though.
I too would have been disappointed about the lack of Christmas Cheer, At least it was swoon worthy. 🙂
Jenea's Book Obsession
I got a little frustrated with Erika’s daddy but I just adored Reed.
I do like the sound of this one, but in truth, I was sold as soon as I saw Christmas and Alaska in the title. 🙂
Anne - Books of My Heart
I got this from the library but didn’t get to it before it was due. (: I have it on request again. Fantastic review!
That sounds like a fun romance. I would love some snow this Christmas.
It’s always great to have a nice and sweet romance