Like Fresh Fallen Snow (The Graysons #2) by Tara Wyatt

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Everyone needs a New Years’ kiss.

Ellie Richards’ New Year’s Resolution: this will be her year, no men necessary. Who needs them when she has a successful website, a great apartment, and plans to ring in the New Year at a ski lodge with her best friend. That’s until Ellie gets stuck in a snowbank and a gorgeous, blue-eyed cop throws a wrench in her plans.

Matt Grayson intended to spend his last day of the year getting everything ready for his move across the country. But when he helps dig Ellie’s car out from the side of the road, something about this cute blonde who spews out pop culture references makes Matt wish he didn’t have to leave the next day.

When fate brings Ellie and Matt together that same night at a party, the sizzling tension between them bubbles like a bottle of champagne. As midnight looms closer, their time together grows shorter. Is their budding romance doomed to be nothing but a night of memories, or can it survive the changes the new year will bring?

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Ellie Richards is on her way to spend New Year’s Eve with her best friend when her car slides on a patch of black ice. Firmly stuck in a snowbank and searching for her phone, she is surprised when she hears a knock on her car window.

Matt Grayson is finishing up his last day on the job when he runs across a stranded motorist. He stops and helps to dig Ellie’s car out from the side of the road. There is just something about this cute blonde in librarian glasses that has Matt feeling things he hasn’t in a long time. Unfortunately Matt is moving to Seattle right after New Year’s Eve, so he sends Ellie on her way.

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Fate has other plans for these two when later they meet again and neither can deny the attraction and chemistry. Deciding to enjoy each other’s company for the short time they can, they embark on a night of passion. When the sunrises and it’s time for Matt to leave, will either be able to forget and move on, or will these two hearts find a way back to each other?

I LOVED this short and sweet little novella. The writing was great and the plot flowed nicely. Both characters were likable. Ellie was adorable in a geek girl kind of way. Matt was a sweet and sexy non manwhore. They had great chemistry and sexual tension. The side characters were interesting as well (and now I MUST go back and read book one in this series.)

description“She couldn’t stop staring at him. It felt ridiculous to even think it, but he was beautiful. He was like a stunning work of art that needed to be adored and appreciated.”
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I do think this would have made a really great full length novel. Everything is VERY “insta” since the whole novella takes place over 4 days. I would have enjoyed more fleshing out and more buildup. That said, I still thoroughly enjoyed it. My other minor complaint is that is had NO EPILOGUE. Maybe we are going to see this couple in another book, but I REALLY wanted a look into the future for this couple since they (especially Ellie) were making major changes to their lives.

Oh well, can’t have it all I guess. Still gets two thumbs up from yours truly…

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