A Year of Holidays...
Shannon Quinn is the small-town girl who runs "Holiday Quinn" -- a holiday-themed inn and resort based in scenic Door County, Wisconsin.
One winter evening, wealthy Minneapolis businessman, Bram Hartwick, blows into town along with the fast-falling snow. The sparks Bram and Shannon create succeed in heating up the chilly Midwestern night, not to mention plenty of holiday weekends in the year that follows...
But is their relationship only for special occasions, or might it be the elusive everyday love that neither one thought could be found?
Adult-content rating: This book contains content considered unsuitable for young readers 17 and under, and which may be offensive to some readers of all ages.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Shannon Quinn is the manager of a charming holiday-themed resort in Door County, Wisconsin. It belonged to her grandparents, and after the loss of her parents it has been Shannon's to run. Holiday Quinn is open during holidays, and during one winter weekend, Bram Hartwick stays for a weekend with some friends and quickly finds himself enamored with the place, and its lovely owner. Before long, Bram is spending all of his holidays at Holiday Quinn. His job has him traveling all over the world and his time there is peaceful and relaxing. Shannon and Bram find that even though they are in different places in their lives, they can't deny their incredible chemistry or how their relationship is becoming more important to both of them than either intended.
This book has a classic romance feel. The sexy parts are plenty steamy, but there is a sort of innocence to much of the book. The main characters also feel a little more mature than their ages would suggest. The chemistry between Shannon and Bram was definitely hot, and I was really hoping that they would find a way to bring the happiness to each other's lives that both characters deserved. At times it was frustrating to see two characters who both seem to be pretty good at communicating in most settings somehow not getting their messages across to one another. Overall, their relationship begin and grow with the passing of each holiday was a pleasant experience.
The narrator had a wonderful voice that reminded me of Jane Fonda. Overall, she was articulate and did a good job of keeping me engaged in the story. I think it was a combination of the narration and the author's writing that had me feeling at times like the characters were not acting or sounding their ages. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a nice steamy romance with some mid-western charm.
*An copy of this audiobook was received in exchange for an honest review