I hope you are doing well today. I had a crazy day and that’s the reason I’m only now posting this review. Hopefully you will enjoy it and that it makes you curious about the book.
I have been joining Xpresso Book Tours a couple of times already and participating in blog tours (either covers, promo posts or reviews) and I’m so happy I’m finding ‘new-to-me’ authors. It was thanks to Xpresso Book Tours that I was able to read this book.
“In Too Deep“, written by Dani Collins, and it’s the third book in the Blue Spruce Lodge Series, which was published on August 7th 2018, and it’s an adult contemporary romance.
Thank you Xpresso Book Tour and to Dani for the eCopy and for allowing me to join this blog tour.
The family he didn’t know he needed…
At her wit’s end with her twelve-year-old niece, Wren Snow takes the manager’s job at Blue Spruce Lodge so Sky can get to know her father, Trigg Johanssen—a tycoon snowboarder with a playboy reputation.
Gold-medalist Trigg Johanssen is furious she kept Sky a secret, but quits competition to focus on his newly discovered daughter only to have his chemistry with Wren complicate their attempts to co-parent.
When outside forces threaten the ski resort he’s rebuilding, a marriage of convenience seems like the answer. It would give his daughter the life she deserves, but is it too much for a heartbroken woman still nursing past hurts?
USA Today Bestselling author, winner of 2013 Reviewer’s Choice Award from Romantic Times Book Reviews
Before making my first sale to Harlequin Mills & Boon in 2012, I spent two decades writing and submitting to every publisher with a transom while holding down a day job and raising a family with my high school sweet heart. Since then, I’ve gone to contract on over thirty books.
While Harlequin Presents remains my first love, I also write romantic comedy, medieval fantasy romance, erotic romance, and small town contemporary romance for Tule Publishing’s Montana Born. In fact, I write just about anything, so long as it’s romance. P.S. I’m also Canadian.
This is my first book written by Dani Collins, so I haven’t read the other two books in the series, but hopefully I will be able to do it in December. Nevertheless, this book can be read as a standalone novel so don’t worry if you start the series by reading this book. Every novel in this series is about a two main characters that are different from novel to novel. This one is about Wren Snow and Trigg Johanssen.
First of all let me say that this was the kind of book I love to read during a relaxing night in, alone and with no one bothering me. It had that sweet, sexy and fun tone in the storyline that makes me want to read every thing book in the series, because I feel like I’m a part of the town, and friend with the characters.
Wren was such a strong woman that is raising her niece, Sky, after her sister’s death and that is such an honorable thing to do and seeing the love she has for Sky… She loves her more than just her niece, she loves her like Sky was her daughter, and in some ways she is… Just not biological daughter. And the fact that Wren decides that maybe it’s time for Sky to meet her father… I know something good would happen, not just for Sky.
But I know that was Wren’s plan by reading the blurb, to let Sky know her father… What I didn’t imagine how fun it would be reading about it. Especially when we finally get to meet the father.
Trigg, the successful athlete, the master of snowboarding, didn’t know he was a father. That’s just one layer of the plot. It was quite cute all the moments between him and his daughter. The getting to know each other… And they both have strong personalities so the fact that the trust and respect has to be earned between them made the book and their feelings and actions real.
Then there is the chemistry between Trigg and Wren that made this story romantic and it exciting. And when the resort gets in danger there is this drama/action happening that took us to another level of excitement and “OMG” moments. That made the story not only feel real but very dynamic and believable.
I also loved Sky. She may be a headstrong and opinionated twelve years old kid, but the fact that there is that possibility of growing up and learning some very valuable life lessons… It makes my heart melt when I see how much her character develops during the book, still maintaining her child like attitude in some aspects. That was amazing because of course Wren and Trigg changed too, but we also get to see the child they have in common grow up.
It was a book about family. And most of you know I have a very big family, so no wonder I always get pulled in with stories like this one, because I feel like I’m part of their family too. Although I do believe that it was because of Dani’s brilliant writing and storytelling that I got even more connected to the book and loved every heartbreak, humorous moment, romantic, cute, sweet and kind scene, and most of all I love the truth in the characters.
I can’t wait to read the other books so I can meet the other characters that I may not know yet and that may appear here. Plus I can’t wait to learn more about the series and all the love in the air.
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