Friday, December 13, 2013

[Kame's Review]: "Christmas in Tahoe'

Christmas in Tahoe by Elisabeth Barrett
Publisher: Elisabeth Barrett (November 11, 2013)  
Genre: Contemporary Romance (holiday)

Silicon Valley actuary Ann Smith is an expert at calculating probabilities, but lately the odds haven’t been in her favor. Two years ago her fiancĂ© died a week before their planned Christmas wedding, leaving Ann heartbroken and alone. When a friend suggests heading up to Lake Tahoe for a long Christmas weekend of skiing, wine, and relaxation, Ann thinks it might be just the thing to help get her life back on track. But Ann’s plans go awry when her friend cancels at the last minute, and Ann ends up driving to Tahoe with Chase Deckert, a sexy snowboarder who pushes all her buttons.

Chase Deckert is a man who lives by his own rules. A few years ago his business partner betrayed him by selling out their biomedical research for a quick profit. Chase left science far behind, and now spends his days snowboarding in Tahoe, wanting nothing to do with the dog-eat-dog world of Silicon Valley. Chase has closed his mind and his heart and only believes in one thing: fate. But fate seems to be in a giving mood, because joining him for Christmas is a brave, beautiful woman who shows him the true meaning of the season and helps him rediscover a part of himself he’d long forgotten.

Fueled by the mountain scenery, the season, and their unbelievable chemistry, Ann and Chase end up learning more about each other—and themselves—than they ever imagined possible. Can one long, steamy Christmas help them realize they’re meant to be together? Or when the holiday is over will they be right back where they started?

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Kame's Review:

Christmas is for special memories, but Ann can’t get away from what Christmas was supposed to be two years ago.  She was set to marry the love of her life and days before she had to call all her guests to let them know of his death. Her best friend Mandy is determined to get Ann away from all the memories, so she asks a friend if they can stay with him for Christmas. Chase left Silicon Valley behind when his partner betrayed him.  After a year in Africa he is back in Tahoe, and about to have guests for Christmas.

A great Christmas read with characters you don't normally see in Contemporary fiction. Ann is an actuary. Chase a scientist who is devoted to finding a cure for Malaria. And Mandy the best friend is a scientist too.  I love books with smart sexy people.  Elisabeth Barrett books make me chuckle and have great romance too. Ann had some great personality quirks, and Chase is just a hero who can be smart but an athlete at the same time.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, go buy this now and enjoy it by the fire or your Christmas tree. I am hoping to see more of these characters in future Elisabeth Barrett books!


Kame bought this book herself and decided to share her honest opinion.

Meet Kame:

Kame is part of a family of readers; one day she picked up the Nook she purchased for her husband and discovered her love of e-books. A few months later he purchased one for her so he could have his back! Kame’s Nook is never far, and she is hard pressed to pick a favorite book, genre or author. As long as there are characters that make her want to sit down and have a chat and a plot keeps the pages turning, she’ll read it.

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Thanks for the review, Kame! :) It does sound like the perfect book for these chilly nights! 

Have you read Elisabeth Barrett before? Do you have a favorite book of hers?


Until Next Time,


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