Posted in 4 paws, Review, romance on May 2, 2015

love on the slopes


“I’ve loved you for a lifetime without even knowing it, and I’ll spend the rest of my life making certain you never forget that. I love you, Jessa. I always have, and I always will.”

Jessa Hartley is haunted by memories of the night she threw herself at her childhood crush, Dominic DeRenzi – and he turned her away. Years later, Jessa has managed to put the past behind her and climb up the ranks as head instructor of the ski lodge she one day hopes to purchase. Only her plans take a nosedive when the smooth talking Italian shows back up in town. Even worse, he’s planning on purchasing HER lodge.

After surviving a disastrous marriage, Dominic DeRenzi returns to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, hoping to make a fresh start for him and his six year old son by purchasing the old ski lodge. Until a chance encounter with Jessa Hartley throws his well laid plans off track. The once innocent girl from his childhood has grown into the beautiful woman he always knew she would become, and he is painfully reminded of the night he over stepped his bounds and kissed her. Then broke her heart by sending her away.

Rekindling the flames of their past isn’t part of the plan, yet Dominic and Jessa soon find they’re helpless to stop the fire that burns brightly between them. He broke her heart the first time he left, but can he make her see this time around he’s here to stay?

“Sweet and sensual romance at its best. A must read!” New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster


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Every now and then I like to pick up a book that is what I like to call “fluff”. a feel good book that might have a little drama/tension but not much. This book fit the bill and I read it pretty quickly.

The story between Jessa and Dominic started when they were much younger and hanging out as kids. But as they got older, graduated from high school, they went their separate paths and lead separate lives. Then Dominic decides he has had enough and wants to move back to the small town where he grew up, not knowing that some of his decisions would impact his life the way they do.

Jessa has a crazy family (and I know this is the start of a series and other books will feature her siblings) but a loving one. It is probably what makes life as stable as it is with the support of her family.

Sometimes the relationship between J & D didn’t seem real, but you have to keep in mind that they knew each other as kids and so the normal “getting to know you” phase isn’t really here in the book because they already know each other, but not how they have evolved over the last 10 years. Plus there is Dominic’s child and of course a little excitement with the ex-wife which adds some good tension at that point.

We give it 4 paws up and look forward to the books about Jessa’s hunky brothers!


About the Author

Amy Manemann, AuthorAmy Manemann is an International Best Selling Author. She writes sexy and intriguing romantic suspense, contemporary romance (NEW), young adult paranormal romance, and dabbles in children’s books. She resides in her hometown along the Mississippi river with her husband and their two children. When she isn’t plotting her next book, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and diving into a good book.

Amy is also a site administrator for the World Literary Café, an online literary community for authors and readers.

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