Monday, December 28, 2015

Winter Wedding Bells by Karen Rock, Kristine Rolofson, and Jennifer Snow {Review}

Winter Wedding Bells by Karen Rock, Kristine Rolofson, and Jennifer Snow
Published November 1st 2015 by Harlequin Heartwarming 
Source: I received a copy through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
My Rating: 5 Stars
But guests are expecting a Christmas Eve wedding...!

What could be more romantic than a Christmas wedding at a ski lodge in Lake Placid? Well, if there actually was a wedding, for one thing! Three stories about getting love right over the holidays by USA TODAY bestselling author Kristine Rolofson and award-winners Karen Rock and Jennifer Snow.

The Kiss A bride runs into her ex...and takes the ultimate gamble!

The Wish An event planner sprains her ankle...and the chef asserts control.

The Promise A maid of honor dodges an ex-boyfriend out to right a past wrong...
What a delightful set of clean romance stories! I love it when a collection builds on a story and this one delivers. Each story revolves around a wedding set to take place on Christmas Eve at a gorgeous ski resort in Lake Placid, NY. Each little novella tells the story of different characters, but they're all connected and make appearances in other books, which I loved.

We start with The Kiss. Julie is ready to be the bride and live a perfect happily ever after...until she runs into her old boyfriend, Austin. Events happen to cause Julie to reconsider what she thinks is her dream and to fully examine her heart. I admire Julie and loved her determination. She's not one to shy away from the hard stuff in life, yet she is so generous. My heart was warmed by her thoughtful actions.

Next up, we get The Wish. Grace is a wedding planner, who works for the ski lodge. She also works closely with Nico, the former TV chef and heartthrob. While coordinating this wedding and the event encompassing it, she slips and hurts her ankle. Badly. Nico comes to the rescue! He's got the perfect setup for caring for an injured crush and he's very determined to show her just how much he cares. Grace is a bit stubborn, but still so sweet. I couldn't help but fall for Nico myself--what a dashing and chivalrous man.

We end this collection with The Promise. Alexis, the maid of honor, finally shows up, only to run into Julie's cousin, her ex-boyfriend, Liam. Things ended years before on a very bad note, but Liam is determined to show uptight lawyer, Alexis, that he's changed--he's not the same old, big-headed, football player who he once was. Who wants to be burned again? Not Alexis. She's determined to avoid Liam at all costs, but he's equally determined to get in her way.

This collection is a great Christmas romance to really put you in the mood for the holidays and I loved each story equally. Each tale is different, yet connected in ways that really ties things together.

Content: some mild language; kissing. Clean!  
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About the Author:

Karen Rock 
Since Karen Rock’s grandmother passed her shopping bagfuls of Harlequin Presents as a teen, it’s been her dream to add her voice to the Romance genre. Now an author of YA contemporary romance, such as the CAMP BOYFRIEND series and Adult contemporary romance for Harlequin’s latest contemporary line, Heartwarming as well as Harlequin Blaze, Karen is thrilled to pen deeply romantic stories that all can relate to. When she’s not busy writing, Karen enjoys watching anything starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, cooking her Nona’s family Italian recipes, and occasionally rescuing local wildlife from neighborhood cats. She lives in the Adirondack Mountain region with her husband, her very appreciated beta-reader daughter and two King Charles Cavalier cocker spaniels who have yet to understand the concept of “fetch,” though they know a lot about love. For more information about Karen’s upcoming books, check out her website at or follow her on Facebook at or on Twitter She’d love to hear from you!

Jennifer SnowJennifer Snow lives in Edmonton, Alberta with her husband and four year old son. She is a member of the Writers Guild of Alberta, the Romance Writers of America, the Canadian Author Association, and She is also a regular blogger on the Heartwarming Authors site and is a contributing author to Mslexia Magazine, WestWord Magazine and RWR. She has also taught RWA Chapters courses online. Her 2013 Holiday Romance-The Trouble With Mistletoe was a finalist in the 2014 Golden Quill Contest and the Heart of Denver Aspen Gold Contest.
Her publishing credits include two holiday novellas, previously published by The Wild Rose Press, now re-released or being re-released as self-published editions through Amazon. The Mistletoe Fever was an Amazon bestseller for two weeks in the category of Kindle Short Reads. Her six book small town, Brookhollow series is published through Harlequin Heartwarming and she has a new MMA sports romance series releasing through Berkley/NAL Intermix in 2015. RT Reviews has given each of her Brookhollow series books 4 stars.
She also hosts an annual SnowGlobe Award contest in recognition of holiday themed romance stories, with over forty entries each year. More information about the contest can be found at
She is active on her website, Facebook, Twitter, and various blog sites and has a monthly author newsletter.
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