Monday, December 29, 2014

{Romance Minute Review} Let it Snow by Erica Ridley

Let it Snow
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...
(Blurb via Goodreads)
{Details} ebook, 200 pages. Published December 15th 2013 by Intrepid Reads (first published December 13th 2013). Source: ebook provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

{Rating} 4/5 - I really liked it!

"After another long spell of swashbuckling and bounty hunting, Lance Desmond could barely wait to hang up his sword." (page 1, line 1)
It took me awhile to get into it. I picked it up and put it down several times, but I powered through and am so glad I did. I loved Lance and Marigold. Lance is brash and good-natured, quick to anger, quick to forgive. He's a tarnished knight with a really good heart. Marigold is a little quirky - no doubt due to hundreds of years of enforced solitude - but she's strong, resilient, haunted and guilty.

I liked the mix of worlds, magic and technology, the past and the present. It was amusing to see Marigold learning about the ever changing technology - and of course, her enthusiasm over ebooks. The romance was slow and sweet - with a bit of steam - and Lance and Marigold were perfect for each other.

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