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Series: Heartbreaker Bay #2.5
Published by Avon Genres: Contemporary
One Snowy Night by Jill Shalvis is a sweet little Christmas novella that adds to the Heartbreaker Bay series. We met Rory and Max in the previous story but I found not knowing what their whole deal was a little on the annoying side so thankfully Ms. Shalvis decided to give us their story.
Rory had a tough childhood and left home only to end up in San Francisco, where her boss Willa finds her and gives her a chance. Over the years Rory has promised she would return home only to have her family disappointed in her but this year is different. Not only is Rory in charge of picking up her mother’s gift but she is determined to make it back home no matter what, but what she doesn’t expect is that her old crush Max would be taking her home and along for the ride is his loveable dog, Carl.
I really enjoyed getting to know more about Max and Rory. Their past of knowing one another is something I didn’t expect but the way Ms. Shalvis told it made it worth the read. These two characters both went through some life changing moments that go back to their high school days and when the subject is brought up on the drive to drop Rory off it really had me hoping these two would finally get everything out in the open and work it out.
One thing I did miss in this novella were the previous characters that have been introduced but I do have a feeling Rory and Max will be making some appearances in the next story, Accidently on Purpose which is due out early next year.
Do you have to read One Snowy Night along with the previous books in the Heartbreaker Bay series? No, but you won’t want to miss out on this novella that will have you believing in second chances and gets you in the mood for the holidays. Overall, I really enjoyed One Snowy Night and I can’t wait to read more of this series.