A fast-paced, athmospheric and very very steamy romantic novella--just what I wanted for this chilly but changeable weekend. (Snow! Rain! Hoards of tourists!)
"You broke my heart."
Oof. I would have rather been slapped. I would have rather she'd made an enormous scene in this holly-jolly rest stop full of holly-jolly people. I would have rather she screamed at me, would have rather had someone record our argument and put it on Youtube. The video would go viral with the title "Jerk Ex-Girlfriend Gets What's Coming to Her."
Georgia thought she had cut loose from her home town, from her past and from the self-loathing that drove her away from both. Running across her former beloved while picking up an eleven-espresso-shot coffee, she tries to run, but a bum engine, a snowstorm, an whirl of emotions and a charitable act bring Georgia and Carol inexplicably and unavoidably together. Will they rekindle their love among the snowy woods?
Howl for the Holidays is a brisk novella, but that wolf-step doesn't outpace the depth of emotion. Georgia has a lot to work through, a lot of past to make up for and a lot of feelings to reconcile, with the whole "being stuck with your ex during a snowstorm on the way to drop off Christmas baskets" deal. It's a slim story that, nevertheless, has time to explore the heartbreak of its theme but makes time for a joyful denouement and happily-ever-after. I loved it, and if you love wolves and self-actualization, so will you.
We race through the storm and the dark toward a new day. And we race together.
Howl for the Holidays: Amazon.com
Holiday Wolf Pack (including three contemporary Christmas-yes, that's Christmas--romances with werewolves in): Amazon.com