Kate’s walked in on her twin sister kissing her fiancé they make it worse by claiming you can’t help who you fall in love with. Kate’s emotions are ru...moreKate’s walked in on her twin sister kissing her fiancé they make it worse by claiming you can’t help who you fall in love with. Kate’s emotions are running high and with the prospect of coming home and seeing the happy couple at her family home doesn’t appeal to her. At the last minute she rents a cabin a few hours away packs up and heads off to enjoy a quiet Christmas by herself. When she arrives at the cabin she’s shocked to find an attractive man cooking dinner.
Kate learns that Henri owns the cabin and had decided to spend the holiday alone after all his own heartache. He quickly starts to leave since she booked the cabin but she encourages him to stay at least for dinner. As Henri decides to head home the door opens into a blizzard which Kate can’t let him drive off in, nor can she deny her attraction for him. While they both are falling for each other can they accept the other secrets?
I tend to avoid novellas only because they are so short and the story feels rushed. This one was a kindle freebie, and worked perfect for my monopoly roll. The concept is cute two broken hearted people finding love in an unexpected way. The story was too short to connect with either character but they do love one of my cookbooks so that was a plus. However I don’t really like books with the characters who fall in instant love with each other. The whole instant love thing is why I avoid shorter stories I’m the kind of girl who always wants more. That being I enjoyed the quick read it’s cute and who doesn’t love a Christmas story? (less)
Shadow Kiss is the third installment in the Vampire Academy series. Rose has survived her first Strigoi kill but it’s still haunting her. The Guardian...moreShadow Kiss is the third installment in the Vampire Academy series. Rose has survived her first Strigoi kill but it’s still haunting her. The Guardians will spend the next six weeks guarding their own Moroi while their Dhampir instructors will attack them testing them to see how they do against a potential Strigoi attack. When the Dphampir are assigned to their Moroi Rose assumes she will be given Lissa but instead is assigned Christian. However upset with the whole decision she’s determine to prove herself and learns that he’s not a bad guy after all.
When Rose has her first test instead of protecting Christian she’s distracted by the ghost of Mason has been showing up causing her to fail the test. When confronted she claims she panic’s but Dimitri knows she’s hiding something he’s just not sure what. As if Rose doesn’t have enough to deal with because of Mason’s ghost and her current test they also learn that the Queen is going to try Victor Dashkov but being a royal he just may get off. As if that’s not enough they haven’t been invited to court to share their side of the story. Adrian pulls a favor getting them a last minute flight to court so they can share their side of the story. Thus sealing Victor’s fate for the rest of his life. With the return back to school Rose is plagued by more than just Mason’s ghost. Will she be able to figure out what they want before it’s too late?
I’m a huge fan of Rose she’s my favorite type of kick-ass-heroine who never gives up. The bond between Rose and Lissa is unique and I like that they are connected on a whole different level. I’m so happy that Lissa has stopped taking her medicine and is working with Adrian to enhance her abilities. I’m not sure how I feel about Dimitri he frustrates me but it’s clear he loves Rose just isn’t willing to risk it all yet. I think the relationship between Lissa and Christian is sweet they both are head over heels in love.
Shadow Kiss has it all intrigue, mystery, romance, ghosts, vampires and sexy men. The characters are well developed you can’t help connecting with them and cheering them on though the story. The author has done a fantastic job creating a world that they live in with the different types of vampires. The series is one I can’t get enough of it’s just so hard to put down so I stayed up super late reading only to finish this morning. The story while not as action packed as the prior book does provide a captivating story from start to finish leaving me dying for the next one. Vampire Academy is a must read for all vampire fans teens as well as adults. I know it stole my heart as favorite vampire series. Looking forward to starting the next one right away. Love this series!!! (less)