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An Alaskan Christmas

(Wild River #1)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  970 ratings  ·  271 reviews
In Alaska, it’s always a white Christmas—but the sparks flying between two reunited friends could turn it red-hot…

If there’s one gift Erika Sheraton does not want for Christmas, it’s a vacation. Ordered to take time off, the workaholic surgeon reluctantly trades in her scrubs for a ski suit and heads to Wild River, Alaska. Her friend Cassie owns a tour company that offers
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Published September 24th 2019 by HQN Books
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]

An Alaskan Christmas is book one in Jennifer Snow’s brand new Wild River series. I knew as soon as I heard about this new series that it was going to be something special and it definitely is.

female surgeon

Dr. Erika Sheraton grew up in Wild River with her best friend Cassie. They were inseparable. Erika always wanted to be a doctor like her father, where as Cassie was a free spirit. So when it came time to separate, for Erika to go to college and Cassie to go on an adventure, they swore they
Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
Dec 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
A sweet holiday romance with the most perfect cozy, Alaskan setting. An easy, quick read.

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher.
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sweet, sexy, and heartwarming!

An Alaskan Christmas is an enchanting, passionate tale that features the dependable, handsome Reed who may finally discover his little sister’s best friend has become more than he ever could have imagined, and the driven, hardworking Erika who may finally learn there’s a lot more to life than just work.

The prose is effortless and smooth. The characters are spirited, kindhearted, and amusing. And the plot is an entertaining combination of family, friendship, instant
Dec 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary, series
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Erika is a workaholic surgeon and when her father, who is also her boss, forces a two week vacation on her before an important clinical trial she is set to lead, she's not happy. Deciding to try and reconnect with her childhood bestfriend Cassie, she heads up to her hometown of Wild River.
Reed was always intrigued by his younger sister's friend Erika but she's
Hot enough to melt the snow in Alaska, Jennifer Snow’s AN ALASKAN CHRISTMAS is the perfect package to unwrap and fall into for your Holiday reading!

Erika is a successful, driven surgeon who has become the victim of tunnel vision. All work and no play makes her a very hard person. When forced to take a vacation, she finds herself going back Wild River for a reunion with her best friend and a chance to discover what it feels like to let her guard down and listen to her heart.

Reed was the thorn in
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Sigh... I loved this story! So good!
I really have to say I enjoyed this book quite a bit. What made the difference for me is that the author didn’t make us wait too long to enjoy the realization that the the main characters actually were attracted to each other.

Sometimes we have to read halfway through the book to even get to the connection. But the author laid out this story in such a way that allows us to enjoy so much more of the budding and building of the relationship. That
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
Jennifer Snow’s Wild River series is off to a great beginning with the first story, An Alaskan Christmas. She brings together two unlikely people who seem to rub each other the wrong way but fit so well together when you get right down to it. Dr. Erika Sheridan is forced to take a 2-week vacation from her job at the Anchorage hospital, and reluctantly contacts her childhood best friend, Cassie, to visit her in her old hometown of Wild River. What she hadn’t counted on was feeling a huge attracti ...more
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, favorites
Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. This did not affect my rating or review.

So the first book in the Wild River series is fantastic. I didn't know at first if I would like it, but Snow does a great job of setting up the hero and heroine. They have some obstacles to get past, but I loved them falling for each other and trying to make it work long distance. I also loved that we get a sneak peek at the couple in the next series I assume (the hero's sister and a coworker of his). I
Coffee Dates With Alaskan Christmas

First Date – Our story opens when we meet Erika Sheraton. Erica is a gifted surgeon and researcher in Anchorage with zero bedside manner. She lives and breathes her duties at the hospital in the hopes of some praise from her father who runs the hospital. Things are looking sad for Erika, but when her Dad tells her the board is forcing her on a mandatory 14-day leave, she visits her childhood friend, Cassie in Wild River, Alaska. They haven’t seen each other in
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Special thanks to Jennifer Snow & Harlequin for providing our copy in exchange for an honest & fair review.

Don't be fooled by this super sweet holiday cover. An Alaskan Christmas by Jennifer Snow is a steamy, whirlwind romance with deeper meaning. This book has all my favorite things. Christmas, second chance love, a bit of thrilling tension & a HEA ending. It's a must-re
Laura • lauralovestoread
Another mood read for December! I was saving this one for just the right time and the time had come. It was steamy and sweet, not too Christmasy but the perfect winter atmosphere in Alaska.

Highly recommended and I’m glad I got this one in for this month too!

*Thank you Harlequin and HQN publicity team for the gifted copy. All opinions are my own
Pam Nelson
3.5 Stars
Erika and Reed are stubborn and their story is a sweet one. I love all things Alaska so this book was right up my alley.

I like that even though Erika was pushed into her vacation she picked going to see her College friend. That showed that she really wanted to be more than what she had become.

Reed gets blind sided with how much he is attracted to Erika now that she is all grown up.

I kinda loved the way this book unfolded. It was just the right amount of sweet and sassy.

I really enjo
Carol (Bookaria)
Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, 2019, romance
A charming, sexy, and entertaining romance.

Erika Sheraton is a workaholic  surgeon who’s ordered to take a mandatory vacation and heads to Wild River, Alaska where her best friend Cassie lives.

Reed Reynolds is Cassie’s brother and a valuable member of Wild River’s search-and-rescue team. As soon as Erika and Reed meet there’s a strong attraction but also lighthearted tension and humorous banter. As they start spending time with each other the desire and admiration for each other grows, but what
I ended up giving An Alaskan Christmas 3 stars. Unfortunately this is an instance of going in with different expectations. When I read a Christmas book I want it to be throwing up Christmas and brimming with Christmas cheer. I’m not sure about the decision to have the word Christmas in the title. I think titled differently I would have enjoyed this book more. It was an interesting story of the Alaskan wilderness, search and rescue teams, and a hot romance between Erika and Reed. But almost no Ch ...more
Jodie (That Happy Reader)
I was disappointed in this book which lacked the development of a true relationship between characters. Furthermore, it's not what I normally consider to be a Christmas read as there was very little reference to Christmas in the story.

3.5 stars (rounded down to 3 stars).
Sarah {The Bookish Knitter}
4.5 Stars

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Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Inkslinger and NetGalley for an advanced copy. All opinions expressed are my own.

An Alaskan Christmas
By: Jennifer Snow

*REVIEW* 🎄🎄🎄🎄
An Alaskan Christmas. Sounds cozy, blanketed with snow and just plain awesome! Erika is a doctor/workaholic who is on a two week mandated vacation. She returns to Wild River, Alaska to visit her best friend Cassie. While there, old flames rekindle with Erika and Cassie's brother, Reed. They have a natural chemistry, not to mention lust. As something g
Renee (The B-Roll)
Thank you, NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with a free e-copy of this book for an honest review!  I requested this months ago and was able to read it and review it just in time for it to be published.  I am so excited to get my holiday seasonal reading on a roll this year and books like this one just make me even more excited!  I do realize that I read this one about a month earlier than I usually do, but I wanted to get the review out when it was published.

This book tells the story
Ann Lorz
Sep 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog: https://romancingthereaders.blogspot....

One of the things I love so much about reading is the fact that the books I read can take me to somewhere different. I can be sitting in my home in Chicago and the next thing you know I'm on a ranch in Texas. Here's the thing, I've been on a lot of ranches and a few small-towns so I wanted to read someplace I haven't spent a lot of time at.

So when I saw this book was in Alaska I really thought about it. I knew I rea
Robin Loves Reading
The last thing Erika Shelton wants to do is to follow through and take a forced two-week vacation. As a doctor in high demand, she is truly burning the candle at both ends. So she ends up heading to spend time with her best friend Cassie Reynolds. A bonus to this trip is none other than Cassies hot brother Reed, a mountain rescuer.

Erika and Reed get along - very well when it comes to the physical side - and rather quickly. They do have a bit of snark in their relationship and I rather enjoyed th
Carla Johnson-Hicks
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars: This is the first book in a new series by Jennifer Snow. It is hot, steamy, and sizzling. Erika Sheraton grew up in Wild River, a shy, almost loner. She had one friend, Cassie Reynolds. They were inseparable, and Cassie's family made life bearable for her after the death of her mother. Erika always wanted to be a doctor like her father, so when it came time for college, Erika heads off to Anchorage with plans of medical school, never to return to Wild River. Erika is still a loner as ...more
Oct 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Erika Sheraton's father run the hospital where she works as a surgeon. He just gave her two weeks vacation (more like forced her to take it) and she's panicking just thinking about it. What could a workaholic do with free time?

Erika decide to go visit the best friend she haven't seen in years who now have her own business of adventure tour in Wild River, Alaska. Cassie is not the only person from her past that she'll meet again. Her friend's brother is still there but not the same scrawny kid s
Eva Millien
Sep 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ordered to take time off, Erika Sheraton reluctantly trades in her scrubs for a ski suit and heads to Wild River, Alaska where her friend Cassie owns an adventure tour company, but nothing compares to the adrenaline rush Erika feels on being reunited with Cassie’s brother, Reed. His sister’s best friend has blossomed into a strong, skilled and confident woman and she’s exactly what his search-and-rescue team needs – and everything he didn’t know he craved.

A moving romance that hits readers right
Dec 24, 2019 rated it liked it
If you are looking for a steamy holiday romance involving a workaholic surgeon reconnecting with her best friends brother (now a sexy member of Search & Rescue), then An Alaskan Christmas might be right up your alley

When overworked Dr. Erika Shelton is forced to take a vacation just before Christmas, she returns to her childhood hometown to stay with her best friend growing up. She slowly begins to unwind and open back up to life. Largely due to reconnecting with her friend's older brother Reed,
Roxanne (The Novel Sanctuary)
Dec 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
MUCH sexier than I thought it would be lol but I wasn't mad at it. It was very readable and I got lost in the story, was not as Christmasy as I wanted and I wish we got more interaction with the rest of the characters but let's be real I couldn't put it down and I shipped the super hard lol ...more
Erika is a surgeon working in Anchorage, Alaska who has been forced into taking a vacation by her hospital's board. She decides to head back to her hometown of Wild River, Alaska in order to catch up with her best friend Cassie, since it has been about ten years since they've seen one another. While there, she reconnects with Cassie's brother Reed, who works for the local Search and Rescue team. Erika ends up spending most of her vacation with Reed, and the two have a deep connection that turns ...more
Dec 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a fun holiday read! Erika is a surgeon being forced to take a vacation near the holidays, and decides to head back to her hometown of Wild River, Alaska for it. She’s spending time with her childhood best friend Cassie, but is surprised when she had chemistry with Cassie’s brother Reed. They annoy each other at first, and that tension leads to chemistry, which leads to some pretty good steaminess! ⁣

A best friend’s sibling is one of my favorite tropes and I like in this story that they
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you’re looking for a romance with some serious heat and fire this holiday season look no further because this one was 🔥🔥🔥 I was a little bit fooled by the cutesy cover and didn’t expect it to be quiet so steamy but it was, just wanted to start by giving a heads up on that one right away!

Besides a sizzling romance this one had some serious depth as well, there was a lot going on between Erika and her best friend Cassie, they had a lot to work through in order to repair the friendship that was
Nicola Short
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
If you want a story that is smoking hot....An Alaskan Christmas is the book you need to read! The chemistry between the two main characters, Erika and Reed, is intense.
This my first book by author Jennifer Snow and I really enjoyed her writing style. I want to read more books by her!
Many thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and author for the opportunity to read and review this book.
Emma Cunningham
May 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
Kind of a cool premise, but there was very little character development and I didn’t see any real relationship between the hero and the heroine except for pure sexual attraction.
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Jennifer Snow is an award-winning author living in Edmonton, Alberta with her husband and five year old son. She is a member of the Writers Guild of Alberta, the Romance Writers of America, the Canadian Author Association, and She is a contributing author to Mslexia Magazine, WestWord Magazine and RWR. She has also taught RWA Chapters courses online.

Her publishing credits include t

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