- Title: Sleigh Bells in the Snow
- Series: O’Neil Brothers, #1
- Author: Sarah Morgan
- Genre: Contemporary Romance; Christmas
- Published: November 2013 – Harlequin
- Source: Publisher
Synopsis: Once upon a time, Christmas was Kayla Green’s favorite time of year. Now all the workaholic wants for Christmas is for it to be over—as fast as possible! So when duty calls her to snowy Vermont to close a deal with a new client, Kayla is grateful for an excuse to avoid the holidays for another year.
Jackson O’Neil left a thriving business behind to return home and salvage his family’s resort—it’s in his blood, and he can’t let it fail. Now that he’s got marketing whiz Kayla Green working with him to put Snow Crystal on the map, success is on the horizon. The fact they strike enough sparks off each other to power all the Christmas lights in Vermont is just an added bonus.
Kayla might be an expert at her job, but she’s out of her depth with Jackson—he makes her crave the happy-ever-after she once dreamed of, and it’s terrifying. As the snowflakes continue to swirl, will the woman who doesn’t believe in the magic of Christmas finally fall under its spell? (publisher)
My take: Kayla and Jackson are perfect for each other and the fact that their story didn’t feel cliched to me (when it very well could have!) is all due to Sarah Morgan’s writing. It was easy to understand where they were coming from and I was curious as to how Morgan would give them their HEA given all their emotional baggage.
I loved Jackson’s family – from his cantankerous grandfather to his loving mother to his equally magnetic brothers (this is the O’Neil brothers series after all) – they all added to the complete picture of Snow Crystal. It will be fun to return to the characters as well as the beautiful setting in the next book of the series.
If you like Contemporary Romance with a Christmas theme you’ll want to read Sleigh Bells in the Snow. I liked everything about it: the attractive characters; the Christmas card setting; and the happy-ever-after ending. Don’t miss this engaging Christmas Romance!