What a great story….
I want Winter, and a pirate ship play area….
Magic - pure enjoyable magic…humor, wit, sexual tension, sarcasm, tasteful kink (loved the Halloween scene @ Velvet Smoke.), betrayal, a character you could hate (Melissa) and one you just had to love (storm). Flynn’s parents were cool, loved the Dad. Oh and Harry, with his tats, piercings, and gentle heart…so cool
Really like the story about Winters’ name, and his son named Storm so works. Flynn, Fallon and even Murphy are unique names but even more so for girls, and it just adds to the books magic
Even the Ginger story line was interesting…a nice play on anonymous sex, and quit a burden of guilt for Winter to carry
OK, I admit it - I said all of those things when I finished reading A.C. Warneke’s first contemporary romance named Winter’s Heart. I really liked this book!. So other readers are gonna say, that’s not new, I've read that before, oh that’s so cliché, what’s the big deal! You know what I don’t care! I really liked this book!
The story flowed well, was warm, loving, HOT, had humor, wit sarcasm ( the author even made fun of the PNR genre which is where she usually writes). Winter’s character was strong, but not uber alpha, rich, but not arrogant, there was no flaunting of his wealth, it wasn't hidden but it wasn't used to get the girl either.
Flynn’s character was like a farm girl on the outside, with a hidden tigress just lurking below the surface waiting for the right man to open the cage door and let it out. And then there’s Melissa, so much to be said about her, but I’ll just say she’s great manipulator, she actually seemed to represent the Hollywood starlet to a tee.
The supporting cast was primarily made up of Flynn’s sister Fallon, Flynn’s boss Diane, Harry the restaurant owner, and Winter’s son Storm. Additional characters with smaller rolls help round out the story.
The plot was multifaceted, and well executed. The story progressed in logical fashion, no noticeable timeline issue, chemistry and connection between Winter and Flynn was strong. The sexual tension between Winter and Flynn is slow building, but once the that fire gets lit it just keeps burning HOT. The sex is tasteful, with mild kink, nothing shocking or in your face, supportive of the story line, never becoming the primary focus of the book. This is a stand alone, no cliff hanger, and actually no hint of another book based on any of the characters in this book (although I could see Harry & Fallon getting a book – or maybe that just my wish) For a beta copy, the editing and error rate was negligible. The book is about 220 pages, it a quick and very enjoyable read, with a satisfactory HEA. I was really happy to see the big betrayal scene was not a long drawn out book filler, but was resolved in a reasonable number of pages.
Again, this is just my opinion of the book, all readers will have theirs, I consider myself really lucky to have had the opportunity to read this ARC provided by the Author for an honest review, because
This was just the fanciful read I needed and it came at a perfect time. A 5 star read for me.