So I actually read this one the day it came out the other week, but haven’t had a chance to review and actually accomplish all my reading goals for the year on account of reproducing. Currently I have a few blissful moments in between feedings so I shall take them to finish out my Cannonball!
This time we have a novella by Tessa Dare, who was actually the first author I read this year (A Week to be Wicked), and that was my first book of hers. I’m so glad to start and end with such a delightful author. This was my year of really starting to explore deeper into the romance genre, and I have to say it’s been quite successful thanks to all of you! I’ve discovered new subgenres (New Adult looking at you) and so many wonderful new authors (Dare, Long, James, Milan, Bowen, shall I continue?). And therefore I conclude my final review of 2015 (that whole trying to keep alive a very small human is currently taking up 189% of my time for a bit) with a sweet return to some of my characters of the year.
We return to Spindle Cove this time with Miss Elinora Browning, a young authoress who tells women they’re worth more than just a marriage, and the titular Lord Dashwood, her onetime neighbor who she always had a crush on that abandoned her to explore the world. Both are traveling towards the Spindle Cove direction when they get caught in a snow storm together. Spending the night together in a rather small cabin forces both of them to confront their behavior in the past and what it could mean for the future.
What resulted was a sweet enough little novella about second chances and coming to terms with both past and present behavior. What it really was though, was a set up for Ms. Dare’s final Spindle Cove story, the youngest Highwood sister is getting her own novel! Of that I am definitely anxious as I prefer this series greatly to her new Castles Ever After.
Overall it was a sweet little story perfect to while away an afternoon with while trying to keep some contractions going. And with this review I round out actually writing 52 reviews in a year (never thought that would happen) and a year spent really dipping my toes into the romance genre. Onto Cannonball 8 and so many new books in 2016!