Title: A Kindled Winter
Author: Rachel L. Demeter
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: eBook, 130 pages
Publisher: Black Lyon Publishing, LLC
Publication Date: November 1st 2015
I received this ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
“Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.” — Dale Evans
A week before Christmas, Jeseca Reed sets off for Blue River, Oregon—her childhood home and a vault of tender memories. However, fate takes an unexpected turn when she’s left stranded in the mountains’ vast, untamed wilderness. Desperate and alone, she seeks shelter at a cottage and finds herself in the arms of a mysterious stranger.
Dr. David Drake was once a renowned cardiovascular surgeon. But a devastating tragedy has left him scarred both inside and out, unable to use his hands to operate again. For the past five years, his Blue River cottage has been his sole escape—a safe haven where he can shut out the world, bury himself in his grief, and reunite with his son’s memory.
Together they are summer and winter. Fire and ice. And yet a poignant connection forms between them. Jeseca awakens David and thaws his heart with a romance hot enough to melt snow. But before David and Jeseca can fully embrace each other, they must wade through darkness and confront the ghosts of their pasts …
Equal parts steamy and heartfelt, A Kindled Winter brings the spirit of the holidays to life with a passionate story of second chances and relentless love.
Both Jeseca and David have losses in their past that have left them grieving. Neither one has truly begun to heal until they stumble across one another. They experience a passion that allows them to open up but they must face their demons in order to overcome them.
I loved the connection between Jeseca and David and how she was able to get him to open up to her. It was so sweet. This was an emotional read and it was excellent.
This is such a beautiful, heartfelt story with plenty of steamy moments. Rachel Demeter has a way of writing characters that are very relatable. She writes a beautiful contemporary romance that has a dark/gothic feel to it that her readers have come to love in her historical romances.
Rating: 5 stars