Sunday, October 20, 2013
Christmas in Snowflake Canyon by RaeAnne Thayne
What Goodreads says:
"No one has ever felt sorry for Genevieve Beaumont. After all, she has everything money can buy. That is, until she discovers her fiancé has been two-timing her and she's left with two choices: marry the philanderer to please her controlling father or be disinherited and find a means to support herself.
Genevieve's salvation appears in the most unlikely of prospects: Dylan Caine, a sexy, wounded war vet whose life is as messy as hers. Dylan's struggling to adjust after his time in Afghanistan, and the last thing he needs is a spoiled socialite learning about the real world for the first time. True, she may have unexpected depths and beauty to match. But he knows he could never be the man she needs…and she knows he could never be the man she thinks she wants. So why are they each hoping that a Christmas miracle willl prove them both wrong?"
This is a take on beauty and the beast except the beauty is seen as spoiled rotten and the beast is has war injuries.
Genevieve is a lot more than people think she is but she puts on a show and gives people what they expect. Dylan is just plain hiding out after losing an eye and part of his arm in Afghanistan. The two really have nothing in common, or do they?
It was fun to see how the two got together. Who would have though Genevieve would start a bar fight and that Dylan would join in. Both are arrested and then have to do community service together.
This is a Christmas story of healing. It deals with some very tough issues but in a way that blends into the story without being preachy. Both Genevieve and Dylan are very well developed characters and they are supported by equally well draw secondary characters. All play an important part in the story.
Pick this up a nice Christmas read. It is a good addition to the Christmas stories that come out this time of year. Christmas in Snowflake Canyon is part of a series but it is strong enough to stand-alone. This is the first book in the series that I have read and I never felt that I was missing anything. I enjoyed reading it and will pick up future books in the series.
Harlequin published Christmas in Snowflake Canyon by RaeAnne Thayne in 2013.
I received an ARC of Christmas in Snowflake Canyon from Netgalley.