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Posted December 26, 2013
Ann just wants to spend her Christmas away from everything that
Ann just wants to spend her Christmas away from everything that she has been living with for the past two years. She needs a new start and this is the year she's determined to achieve it. But when her plans start to fall through, starting with her ride to Tahoe she falters in her determination at first but pulls through in the end. She can't help but be drawn to the handsome stranger who has come to pick her up. Hell, she can't even resist his dog and she's allergic!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Chase is doing a favor for a friend but the instant he enters the range of Silicon Valley he's apprehensive of what he's going to find. He knows how 'these people' behave and all they aspire too and he's not looking forward to the long drive ahead with one of 'them'. But he's never been one to deny the truth. And the truth is that Ann intrigues him. He knows there's a story there and so much more. He's as eager as he's uneasy about what he will find.
I loved, LOVED this story!!!
Not only did Elisabeth Barrett did a wonderful job in drawing me into the story with Ann's voice and her story, she had me intrigued immediately with Chase's story too. I loved watching them getting to know each other. Both had their walls up high and tight but as their time together increased I could see how affected each one was because of the other. They wanted so much more than what they had, but their fear kept them back from pursuing anything - at first.
I so enjoyed Chase and Ann's interactions. Some where emotional, some were tender and all of them entertaining. Their easy camaraderie was one of the first things I loved about them and as their emotions came into play I loved watching them let go with each other. Of course, I also enjoyed their reluctance and their doubts about what they wanted. They were all well-founded and that just added to the appeal of them ending up together.
I have to congratulate the author because she managed to deliver a heart-felt story that was sweet, funny and HOT! I thought that Chase and Ann's chemistry was fantastic and it only became greater as the story continued and their emotions came to the surface. I enjoyed watching them let go of their inhibitions with each other and just enjoy what was developing.
I'm not usually a fan of the insta-love concept and although this had the makings of one it felt completely different. There was the development of their connection, shared moments both intimate and emotional and lots of laughter. I could easily imagine them in the cabin lounging around, skiing the slopes and cuddling before the fireplace. I loved it!
All in all, a fabulous romantic read with emotional undertones, sizzling chemistry and two complex and interesting characters.
*I received this title from the publisher in exchange of my honest opinion.
Posted December 17, 2013
Sign me up for one of Chase Deckert's snowboarding lessons, plea
Sign me up for one of Chase Deckert's snowboarding lessons, please!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I don't know about you, but when the holiday season is in full swing, I tend to be in the mood for some romantic holiday reads! Christmas in Tahoe was everything I wanted, and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I truly enjoyed this novella.
Ann Smith is still mourning the loss of her fiancé, who had passed away around Christmastime a few years back. It's been hard for her to move on, and understandably so, the holiday season tends to not be a merry one. Ann and her friend make plans for a fun getaway in Lake Tahoe during Christmas, but at the last minute her friend can't make the trip and instead sends someone else to accompany Ann.
Oh, y'all need to meet Chase Deckert! He's one hunky snowboarder, and ultra SMART...PhD level smart! I find that combo in a man really HOT! Although bio-tech companies are after his research, there's a huge reason why he left Silicon Valley. He was all set to spend Christmas alone until a friend asked for a favor. Once Chase gets to know Ann, he realizes she's no plain Jane! She totally surprises him that she can handle her skis, and they continue to have a fun time together.
The setting in Tahoe was delightfully written. I felt like I was transported to the top of the snowy mountain with Chase and Ann. It's a perfect place for romance to blossom. Ms. Barrett also injects some local San Francisco Bay Area flair into this story, which made me smile! Chase and Ann are two broken souls. I love it when people get a second chance at happiness! Christmas in Tahoe is sexy, smart, and filled with the perfect amount of holiday spirit! Roxy, the black lab is adorable, too! *A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.*
Posted December 11, 2013
~Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog Eli
~Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book BlogWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Elisabeth Barrett gets readers in the holiday spirit with CHRISTMAS IN TAHOE. A sweet and sexy novella set in Lake Tahoe, you can bet that this story will have you grinning from ear to ear!
Ann Smith made plans with her friend Mandy, but unexpectedly, a good-looking stranger shows up in her place. When Annie learns that her friend will be a no-show for their holiday plans, Ann then decides that this stranger named Chase Deckert might be a good way to save her trip. In their long, but sexually heated drive to Lake Tahoe, sweet banter and sizzling tensions rise until Annie realizes she doesn’t want to fight it anymore.
As a fan of Barrett’s writing, what I enjoy most about her work is the fact that she creates such likeable heroines. Annie’s character has her flaws, but in the span of pages, she does from Silicon Valley actuary to a fiery seductress who goes for what she wants.
Barrett also pairs Annie with a sweet and endearing hero in Chase. What I enjoyed most about his character was that he never tried to force Annie to do something she wasn’t ready for. Any development in their relationship came naturally and it’s actually quite interesting to see such progression in a novella because you don’t have a lot of words to play with. But I found that Barrett handled it nicely, creating a sweet, but also very sexy romance between Annie and Chase while also injecting readers with a cheeriness that comes with all Christmas stories.
Sweet and sexy – this little novella has what it takes to appeal to the masses.
*ARC provided by author
Posted December 1, 2013
Christmas in Tahoe is a beautiful story which takes place in a b
Christmas in Tahoe is a beautiful story which takes place in a beautiful setting at the most beautiful time of the year.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 29, 2013
This book was the first I've read from Elisabeth Barrett and I m
This book was the first I've read from Elisabeth Barrett and I must say, it was absolutely charming. This story is a short, Christmas novella that brings us to breathtaking Lake Tahoe for a romantic and magical weekend. Chase and Ann are both lonly people who have heartbreak in their pasts, though for different reasons, and they find themselves thrown together for the Christmas weekend. Together, they share a love of skiing and find ways to break down walls in order to find happiness in each other. But the question remains...will the magic last once they leave the comfort and privacy of Lake Tahoe??? This was a sweet story, with plenty of romantic and steamy scenes. Chase might be the perfect man...extremely brilliant, with a philanthropic mind and the body of a greek god. Not sure it gets better than that. This was a quick read, but an enjoyable one. I think I would look forward to reading more of Barrett's stories, as long as her characters are as lovely as the ones in this story. Also, as a bonus, there is an adorable dog in the story too!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I recieved a copy of this title from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review
Posted November 20, 2013