Tuesday, July 19, 2016

LET IT SNOW by Erica Ridley

Author:  Erica Ridley
Publish Date:  12.13.13
Publisher:  Intrepid Reads
Category /Genre:  Fantasy, Romance, Fairy-tale
Recommended for:  18+
Grammar/editing:  A – near perfect / received as an ARC
Received from:  Intrepid Reads via netgalley.com (in exchange for an honest review)
Goodreads:  Let It Snow
Date completed: 12.15.13

Description from the publisher:
Adventurer Lance Desmond needs to produce a fortune before his arch-rival collects the bounty on his head. He risks an ancient curse to retrieve treasure hidden within icebound Castle Cavanaugh, only to become trapped inside. Not with the gold he so desperately needs, but with medieval Princess Marigold who's been cooling her heels since... well, medieval times.

The lonely princess refuses to acknowledge the blossoming attraction between them. Not just because she deserves a better future than a penniless rogue. But because at midnight, he'll vanish like all her other would-be heroes. And the evergreen in the parlor will have one more figurine hanging from its boughs...

Lance is an edge-of-the-law kind of guy with a bounty on his head.  In order to clear the bounty and pay off the loan on his pirate ship, he has decided to breach the curse at Castle Cavanaugh and retrieve the treasure, the Golden Bloom of Eternal Youth.  Instead of gold, he finds a spoiled medieval princess, Marigold, who has been having her own Groundhog’s Day for 600 years.  Every day she awakes alone and it is once again Christmas Eve and her birthday.  Anyone who has entered the castle vanishes at midnight to reappear as an ornament on the tree.  For this reason, Marigold will not allow anyone to become close to her – the pain of loss is too great.  Lance is different.  Can Lance and Marigold finally break the curse?

This is written in the style of the old fairy tales, but for adults.  Ms. Ridley absolutely rocks this style!  I am in love with Lance and his best friend, Sancho.  They are the kind of non-conformist, funny guys I’m used to in real life.  Marigold has learned to guard her heart, but is still sane and open enough to accept the different in Lance.  I absolutely loved this book and will always pick up anything Ms. Ridley puts out there for us.

Also from Erica Ridley:
  • Too Wicked to Kiss
  • Too Sinful to Deny
  • Born to Bite
  • Let It Snow
The Nether-Netherland series:
  1. Charmed
  2. Midwinter Magic
  3. Captivated (early 2014)
  4. Bedeviled (late 2014)


Originally posted 12.15.2013 on my previous website
WordPress.com closed that site because I promoted authors and their books

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