Monday, September 22, 2014

Snow Falling on Bluegrass by Molly Harper

Title: Snow Falling on Bluegrass
Author: Molly Harper
My Rating: B+

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Bluegrass #3
Main Characters: Kelsey and Charlie and Luke
Release Date: September 2014
Publisher: Pocket Star
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Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:
Parks & Recreation meets The Blue Collar Comedy Tour in this third ebook in Molly Harper’s Bluegrass series of contemporary romances: A love triangle of colleagues heats up the winter lodge where they get snowed in for a week.

Kentucky Tourism Commission employee and executive assistant extraordinaire Kelsey is known around the office for having everything under control. So it’s not surprising that she and her boss, Sadie, have everything planned to the second for the office winter retreat. But there are things even Kelsey can’t micromanage.

An unprecedented snowstorm smothers half of Kentucky and knocks out the power, closes the roads, and generally shuts down the state. Luckily, the lodge has working fireplaces and enough food to keep the staff from turning on each other like something out of The Shining. Kelsey wouldn’t mind being stuck inside if it wasn’t for the tension with her not-so-secret crush, Charlie, the office’s statistician. But handsome Ranger Luke, the lodge’s only employee on hand, is there to take Kelsey’s mind off her discomfort.

Even though this weekend is supposed to be a planning session for KTC, Kelsey can’t help her mind from wandering and finds herself conflicted over Luke and Charlie. Someone’s love will keep her warm, but whose will it be?

My Review:
I love books where the hero/heroine get snowed in so I definitely enjoyed this one. And the fact that the whole quirky crew from the Kentucky tourism board got snowed in with them just made this one that much better. I love all these characters and would be tempted to go to work if I could work with a group of people like these.

But this book is about Kelsey and Charlie. Charlie is the resident math geek...he runs the numbers for the tourism board and Kelsey has had a crush on him ever since he joined their team. But she's also had a boyfriend (off and on) that whole time too. Besides, they have a great friendship. She doesn't want to ruin that. But Kelsey has finally had it with her ex and kicked him out for good...something that she realizes was a better idea with each day that passes because the guy was an A+ grade douche. And Charlie is not. Charlie is the opposite of her ex. Normally he's sweet and considerate, but lately he's been running hot and cold. 

And that's where hunky park ranger Luke comes in. Luke is at the lodge as an emergency worker...the lodge shut down with the weather coming in, but the tourism team didn't get the message and by the time they arrive, the weather has gotten too bad to turn around. So they are stuck there...for a couple of weeks. 

This book was PURE Molly Harper style fun. There were quips throughout the book that made me laugh out loud constantly. But the romance between Kelsey and the men worked too. I enjoyed the scenery in the book and the pillow fort was absolutely the best. I also loved the team-building jeopardy. 

Every time I read one of these books I swear I'm going to take a vacation in Kentucky. They are fun and snarky, but also filled with all the beauty of the state and I feel like Molly Harper should really be getting paid by the state because she does an amazing job selling the state and it's quirks and fun. And I definitely want to go to this lodge...hmm, I wonder if it really exists. I think this calls for a google search. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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