Renata Cabral needs to hide for the weekend. Her cousin's Valentine's Day wedding means she'll face embarrassing questions from her large, extended family. Questions like "Why aren't you married yet?" Since the breakup of her last relationship, she's not ready to answer that question. She invents a work-related excuse and escapes to a friend's lakeside cottage.
Noah Brownlee has been hiding for two years. But now he's ready to come home and mend his broken relationship with his brother. When a friend offers the use of his lakeside cottage, Noah arrives in the middle of a blizzard with his English Mastiff, only to find the place is already occupied. With her big brown eyes and quirky sense of humor, Renata stirs feelings he thought long dead.
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Review Courtesy of April Hollingworth A wonderfully sweet book, it had me chuckling and at one point (maybe two) I had tears fill my eyes. I found Renata and Noah completely fabulous, and don't get me started on Spike (the English Mastiff), who's such a big softie all you want to do is give him treats and tummy rubs. This book comes alive while you're reading it. Everything about it is just magic. A must read story for anyone who loves good books and the hope of happiness. Loved it. The Review: Renata Cabral is determined to hide away from her large, extended family on her cousin's Valentine's Day Wedding. She doesn't want to be asked questions like "Why aren't you married yet?" And she most definitely doesn't want to be matched up with someone and paraded as through the wedding as the unmarried one. So instead she invents a work-related excuse and escapes to a friend's lakeside cottage. After two years of hiding from his brother, Noah Brownlee is finally ready to come home and mend their broken relationship. When a friend offers the use of his lakeside cottage to him, Noah arrives with his English Mastiff, in the middle of a blizzard, only to find the cottage is already occupied. With Renata's big brown eyes and quirky sense of humor, Noah finds himself feeling things he thought long since dead. While the blizzard rages, the candy hearts predict love. Will Valentine’s Day work its magic between them, or will the chill from the blizzard forever freeze the broken hearts?
This is only a short story but is packed with humour, friendship, love, snow & a dog! Take an empty cottage in the middle of a snow storm .. fill it with two strangers who are hiding from reality & sparks are bound to fly! Neither are interested in a relationship & both have their reasons for being there .. can they reach a compromise & get along for a couple of days until escape is possible!? I really liked Noah, Spike was adorable & Renata grew on me .. the candy heart sweeties were a cute touch. If you are after a quick romantic story that is easy to read & enjoy then this is for you. As it’s part of a novella series for Valentine’s Day I will be keen to read the others .. this can be read as a stand-alone though. Thanks to the author & Bewitching Book Tours for the opportunity to read this in exchange for my honest review.