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Snowbound with the Viscount by Shana Galen
My Rating: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Spice Level: 💋💋💋
The weather outside is frightful….
Holly Farthing is not in the Christmas spirit. As a young widow, the holidays of the past three years have been lonely. When her good friend invites her to a house party, Holly almost declines. Until she learns Viscount Ivy will be in attendance. Ivy was a close friend of Holly’s brother at school, and she’s pined after the new viscount for years. But the Lord Ivy has always treated her like a little sister. Predictably, at the house party, Ivy barely notices Holly. It seems she’s lost her chance to capture his attention and affection…and then snow begins to fall.
But fireside with the viscount is delightful!
Adam Ivy is surprised when Holly arrives at the Dorsey house party alone. He assumed such a lovely young woman would be betrothed by now. Adam is drawn to Holly but unsure if there’s anything more than friendship between them. Then Holly’s future and reputation is plunged into danger, and Adam rushes to the rescue by proposing a false engagement. He’s certain he can straighten the matter out quickly…and then the snow begins to fall.
As the temperatures turn frigid, passions between Holly and Adam simmer. But can Adam prove to Holly that his feelings are anything but false?
I love Christmas time romances because they always have a magical element and this one has that plus a little mystery. I couldn’t put it down because you could tell there was a spark between just waiting to explode. They’ve known each other since they were kids and everyone knows there’s a spark there and her friend uses the house party as the perfect excuse to play matchmaker.
When another guest threatens her in multiple ways the fake engagement is the only way to stall while they figure out if what the man says is true and why. That fake engagement quickly turned to more as they spent more time together. I loved how they fell into acting like a couple without a thought and kept shocking each other. When the truth came out it I wasn’t expecting all of it and loved how that ended.
Holly seems so shy and quiet on the outside, but she’s really a strong and fiery woman. She loved her husband and having her memories of him threatened sent her into a panic, but she wanted the truth and wouldn’t be bullied. I loved how open and honest she was with Adam and that she had to know the truth.
Adam thought he jumped to protect Holly because she’s his friend’s sister, but his heart knew the real reason and it quickly showed when they were alone. I loved that he thought he was just protecting her, but everyone saw the love between them.