Shipped and Handled by Claude Dancourt

Shipped and Handled by Claude Dancourt
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (31 Pages)
Other Content: M/F
Rating: 3 Stars
Reviewed by Sorrel

Dawn Cunningham craves winter the way other women crave chocolate. She longs for the crisp days on the slopes and the exhilarating rush of downhills runs. Once winter settles in, she’ll have her job as a ski instructor back. In the meantime, she’s stuck in a horrid brown uniform, delivering packages and letters.

On the bright side, her current delivery brings her to the town’s newest—and definitely hottest—resident, Brendan Petry. The catch? She’s bringing him lingerie he mail-ordered, probably for his girlfriend. At least she’ll have a closer look at her fantasy man.

Brendan never faced a Vermont winter, but if every snowstorm fetches the delicious Dawn Cunningham to his doorstep, he’s more than ready for the cold season. But if she believes he will settle for only one night, she’d better think again.

A chance delivery brings with it an opportunity for a forever kind of love.

I loved the title, it’s what first attracted me towards this book.

The story was not what I expected. It’s a simple love story with hot passionate sex included. The beginning of the story set the bar and expectations really high. It was funny and the dialogue was clever.

This is a lust at first sight kind of book with excellent potential for forever love.

Dawn loves the winter, she’s a ski instructor in the winter and a UPS delivery girl in the off season.  One of her deliveries leads to the newest guy in town, who happens to be very hot and a contractor.

Since the book is very short, it felt like there wasn’t time for the relationship to blossom or truly develop beyond insta-chemistry. To her credit, the author tried to show their relationship and why they fell in love and how they fell in love. But the length of the story restricted a lot of it.

The ending was a little surprise but it really worked for me. I would recommend this book to anyone who doesn’t have a lot of time but wants a romance that will bring out the sighs and the smiles.

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