Walking In A Winter Wonderland

Title: Walking In A Winter Wonderland
Author: Claire Castle
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: November 15, 2018
Genre(s): Romance
Page Count: 136
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


Colton Dawson is miserable this holiday season. Those he’d loved the most are no longer in his life. With one disappointment after another, how can he possibly get into the Christmas spirit? Maybe a change of scenery—a new place to put down roots—is just what he needs for a second chance to find some happiness.

Winterbourne Vale is only too happy to help his much-loved aunt and uncle run their café in Canada while on his short December break—even if it means leaving his home in the United Kingdom. After a defeated-looking Colton walks into the café, Winter is determined to lift his spirits.

Can Colton and Winter’s Christmas happiness continue long after the gifts are unwrapped and the decorations are stowed away?

Walking in a Winter Wonderland is holiday treat filled with special ornaments and glistening snow, hot tea and cold-weather kisses, along with some sexy shenanigans and plenty of holiday cheer.

I have a love/hate relationship with novellas. I love the quick draw in. I love that there isn’t enough time for games. It gets real very quickly and is just enough to give you that boost of romance when you need it.

I hate that you don’t get much character depth and I’m not into the whole idea of insta-love, which is typically what happens in a novella. I like a sweet, slow burn.

Claire Castle has a way with words and storytelling. This novella was everything I love, and somehow she managed to skip the insta-love and give me a little burn too. It was a wonderful surprise.

The story took place over the Christmas holidays with Colton just moving to town and Winter visiting for the season. Winter was carefree and sweet and seemed to have an endless need to make people happy and it was very charming. I loved that he was described as a rugged lumberjack, yet was such a gentle guy. Colton had a bit of a rough relationship in the past, so he was more emotional and reserved, but had such a wild side that was super fun to explore. I loved how much they loved each other. The strength of the relationship jumped off the page and felt very real.

This was a fun, sweet, sexy holiday romance with a HEA very low on angst and totally worth the read.

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Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after.

Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker, Cara Dee, Anyta Sunday

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