Monday, December 3, 2012

Sleight Tour ~ Week 1 (Review & GIVEAWAY)

Today StuckInBooks is excited to join the WinterHaven Sleigh Tour hosted by WinterHaven Books. This week, we are posting our choice of a Winter Book Review. To see who else is on the sleigh, go to WinterHaven Sleigh Tour for a list of participating blogs.

The very first review I ever did on StuckInBooks was a Rachel Hawthorne book almost two years ago.  I reviewed Full Moon (Dark Guardian 2).  I had only just discovered PNR and I so loved them.  After I read that series, I hunted down EVERY book that Rachel Hawthorne had written.  I loved her writing.  This book turned up in the mix.  I never reviewed this book on StuckInBooks so it's about time I did.

Source:  Purchased

From Goodreads:

Well, apparently I live here now--my mom just bought the place. And named it after me, Ashleigh, which was nice. But did she know how cold it is here

Um, it's a tiny island with not much to do, unless you really like sleigh rides. But I gotta say there are quite a few hot guys on this cold island . . .

My Thoughts:

5 stars -  Fun & fast YA romance that's perfect for December!

I actually read this a while ago but when I decided to include this review, I picked it up again.  It felt wonderful falling back into its pages.  Ashleigh (Ash) has this fun internal dialog that I find myself giggling at.  Moving from TX to an island in the Great Lakes, in winter!! Talk about culture shock for this girl! She takes it in stride, trying to be supportive of her mother who needs to get away from TX and her ex.  Facing a small school and very few kids her own age, Ash tries to fit in while resisting the urge to have boyfriend.  Apparently, that's the thing here and she's so not into it.  After watching her parents and besides it's more fun to date guys than to have a boyfriend.  One of the native may try and change her mind about that, though.  So fun.  Need more convincing, check this little tidbit out.

I rolled over and sighed.  It was still dark and dreary, but my internal clock told me I needed coffee.

Wearing my not-so-sexy flannel trousers and long-sleeved shirt, I clambered out of bed and put on my fuzzy purple slippers.  Shivering, I slipped on my thick robe, but didn't bother to tie it.  I was going to head quickly down the stairs to the bathroom, where hopefully I could find more warmth, along with my toothbrush and hairbrush.  

I dashed down the narrow steps.  When I got to the bottom of the stairs, I turned into the hallway and came up short.

A lumberjack was standing there.

Or at least that's what he looked like.  A really young, really hot lumberjack.  he was tall and broad, with midnight black hair that curled around his ears and across his brow, creating the perfect frame fo rhis startling blue eyes.

He grinned.  "Hey." (page 44-45)

It's a fun one for sure!!  Did I mention that Ash is so NOT a morning person! Really need to read to rest of that scene.  If you love a fun, sweet YA romance, then this one is to be picked up for sure!


Gonna give away a copy of this fun book!  Winners choice of eBook or mass market paperback.  Check out the rafflecopter below for that one.

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Winter-Haven Books is hosting a giveaway to go with this week's sleigh ride! Check out this international giveaway!

4 winners
Each receives Signed copy of Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
Not-signed copy of Let it Snow. 

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  1. Awesome review, and i agree, would be an awesome book for december!
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf

  2. Yay thanks for joining in the winter fun!! I really love your book choice! I have read the first book in the Dark Guardian series and I really enjoyed it so I am definitely going to pick this one up to read =)

    Great review and awesome giveaway!!

  3. Snowed In sounds super cute!! Ash sounds like a great character. Dash and Lily's Book of Dares is the audiobook I am listening to right now, but honestly am having a hard time with it. I love the story, I just don't love the readers. I think I would enjoy the book much more just reading it instead of listening.

  4. Aww Snowed In sounds likes like the perfect curl-up-with-some-hot-chocolate read! I love books that get you into the holiday/winter spirit! :)

  5. So I am totally going to buy Snowed In whether or not I win the book. I love Christmas/wintery books. And it sounds like a great, happy read. :)

  6. Awesome giveaways! I really want to read Dash and Lily's book of dares!

  7. Awee, this book looks cute. I've been looking for something like this to read before Chrismas. :)

  8. Thank you for the giveaway. Snowed In looks like a fun read.

  9. I haven't read any Hawthorne books, but I've heard good things. I'm glad you loved it, Vsl!

  10. It is so funny that you reviewed this book because I almost read this one for week 1! I'm still interested in reading it though, so I'm glad you enjoyed it both times you read it!

  11. This sounds really cute! I just read a holiday book over the weekend. On Christmas Hill by Nichole Chase. Really sweet.

  12. What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks so much.
    I love discovering new authors and new books.

    Merry Christmas!

    laura thomas

  13. The book sounds super cute, a great book to read over Christmas. Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. This looks so fun! I just checked my library website, and they don't have it! So it looks like I'll be putting this one on my to buy list.

  15. I can't believe you left me hanging!!! Thank you so much for offering Snowed In as a giveaway - that is so cool of you!! Great review... I'm adding it to my TBR b/c sometimes you just gotta have those fun, fast reads that make you smile!! Great review!!