Frozen Peach by Kaitlin Maitland

Frozen Peach by Kaitlin Maitland
Publisher: Loose Id, LLC
Genre: Contemporary, Holiday
Length: Short Story (126 pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Honeysuckle

Cara Gentry has no problem walking away from her cheating boyfriend. The tricky part is navigating a mountain road in Montana during a winter storm. When her car winds up in a snowdrift she finds herself in need of rescuing. Fortunately there is a sexy cowboy named Royce close by to lend a hand.

Royce isn’t sure what to think of this delicate woman from the south. She’s sweet and sassy and everything a rancher like him should avoid in a woman. But to Royce, Cara seems like exactly the change of pace he’s been looking for.

Will the sweet Georgia girl be able to weather Montana snowstorms and the disapproval of family and friends to find love for Christmas? It will take compromise, bravery, and maybe a few frozen peaches for this Christmas wish to come true.

One wrong turn in a Montana blizzard leads Cara to the love she had only dreamed about.

Just one of the reasons I enjoy picking up a book by Kaitlin Maitland is that she writes the romantic knight in shining armor rides to the rescue kind of stories that women dream about. They may seem a little convenient and fantastic but that’s part of the appeal. How amazing would it be to be rescued by a gorgeous cowboy on horseback in a snowstorm, be taken back to his cabin and have the most incredible night of your life…and that not be the end of the story?

The second thing I can count on from Ms. Maitland is that the sex is going to be scorching hot! That first scene in front of the huge fireplace was incendiary! That’s only one of many, many scenes. I also loved the scene where Cara arrives back at the ranch. She and Royce see each other for the first time after having been apart. Talk about a happy reunion.

The characters were good. Like Royce, Cara comes from a wealthy family that has expectations. I think having common backgrounds made them more believable as a couple. They have lots of sexual chemistry but it was good to see that they were able to connect on other levels as well.

The story flows pretty smoothly and the author has a good grasp on families. I was curious about Royce’s mother, though. To have so much love in her family, that’s one unhappy woman. There’s an epilogue that ties a pretty bow on Royce and Cara’s future but it doesn’t give any indication of his mother ever reconciling herself to his choice.

Readers looking for a hot holiday story on a cold night should give this book and this author a try. If dreams really do come true, Ms. Maitland knows how to put it in story form. Very enjoyable!

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