Title: Winter's Surprise
Author: AJ Renee
Genre: Holiday Romance
Release Date: November 20, 2017 Available on Kindle Unlimited
Love doesn’t come easy for everyone. Sometimes it never shows, and for others it’s stolen from their lives.
Michelle Harper quit trying to find love after a string of failed dates. Sure, her life hadn’t turned out quite like she expected, but she was done trying to fit a square peg in a round hole. She was perfectly happy filling her life with her love of cooking.
Weeks before Christmas, a chance encounter brings Jake Smith into her life. The spell of the season weaves around her, and she’s quickly caught under some mistletoe with the handsome stranger. When Michelle can’t keep Jake off her mind, she realizes she’s gone too far.
With her heart on the line, she can only wait and see if the magic of the holiday season will bring her the best gift of all… love.
Anyone that knows me knows how much I love me a good Christmas story. I’ve been a long time reader of AJ Renee and was tickled pink when I saw she was releasing a holiday story. With that being said I didn’t enjoy the story as much I hoped I would. Michelle and Jake both have issues from prior relationships and are afraid of getting hurt again. They meet one night and there is an instant attraction. The story started off strong and I liked the premise between the two main characters but as the story progressed something felt off for me and I couldn't get as invested. Plus, Michelle didn’t think she was good enough to land a man like Jake and I wished she had more self confidence. The story just ended in my opinion right when it was getting good and I would have liked more time with the couple especially since it was Christmas Day.
3 Book Corner Stars
AJ Renee is the author behind the St. Fleur series, Beauty Unmasked, and Finding Love at the Falls.... She's a military wife and mother to three girls, seven and under. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology while working at the library.
She loves to write steamy romance with suspense and a happily ever after. When she isn't writing or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with her family or reading. AJ enjoys traveling, researching family history, and all things New Orleans.