This was such a sweet,
well-written story. Great for a quick romantic fix. Both characters
were really likeable and Ms Hendricks created enough of a back story
for the reader to understand why they were like they were, which is
often missed out in novella length stories. Laura has been hurt in the
past and keeps herself to herself while Flynn is friendly and
outgoing, but ready to settle down - a mindset that you understand
after meeting his large, loving family.
Though this is a fairly short story, it is well paced and their
relationship played out fairly slowly with the help of cupid
apprentice 'Dar'. This wasn't a tale of instant lust but more building
chemistry and sweet romance. When they end up snowed in in a wood
cabin for the night, Flynn is wonderfully chivalrous and the
interactions between them are enough to melt the coldest of hearts.
My only complaint was the ending. It was lovely but it felt a little
quick compared to the steady pace of the rest of the book. Laura is
going to confront her past with the aid of Flynn but we don't see what
happens and I guess I would have liked to have had more of a 'moment'
with Flynn and Laura - perhaps a few more sweet scenes like the cabin
one. BUT this is mostly because I adored them and didn't really want
to leave them.
This is a great, sweet romance with a little added twist in the form
of the cupid apprentice which added nice little touches of humour. It
will appeal to those who love well-rounded characters and clean