OF SMOKE & CINNAMON
By ACE GRAY
Genres: Romance; ContemporaryRomance; 2nd Chance Romance; Holiday
My Rating: 5
Publication: December 13th 2017
Read: December 26th 2017
POV: First-person dual perspectives
Camilla Collins hasn’t gone home in thirteen years. As much as she loves her family, their tiny hometown in the folds of the Colorado mountains holds too many memories. Memories of a life barely lived and a love barely realized. No matter how she thrives, AJ Jenkins is the man she compares all others too. He just so happens to be the one that broke her heart. Seeing him, seeing the life she might have had with him, has been a very convincing reason to celebrate the holidays in the Pacific Northwest, happy in the rain instead of the snow.
AJ Jenkins isn’t exactly bitter and frigid. It’s the below freezing temperatures, the knee deep snow, and the death of his chronically ill father dragging him down. That is until Cam Collins finally comes home for Christmas. After thirteen years, he’d almost given up on seeing her. And was incredibly happy about it. But thirteen is unlucky for a reason, and apparently that reason is still a klutzy, gorgeous, living memory determined to poke holes in his barely hanging on heart with death defying stilettos.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5 Stars! This book was nothing I expected and everything I was looking for in the perfect Christmas romance. Intense, passionate and even heartbreaking are some of the words I would use to describe this book.
This author has an amazing talent for storytelling. I was completely lost in her words. I was there, feeling everything the characters felt. Seriously it was absolutely fantastic. The H/h were very real and relatable. The entire story had me fully engaged. I was so stressed and anxious the times that ‘life’ got in the way and forced me to put this book down. Here’s a funny story…. I am on vacation with my family in Florida right now. My husband and kids are playing mini golf while I’m sitting in the car in the parking lot because I refused to put this down again. I needed to finish it, I needed the happily ever after. Of Smoke and Cinnamon is a book that I would definitely love to re-read each holiday season. This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 😊