Mistletoe Between Friends/The Snowflake Inn
by Samantha Chase
The holidays don’t have to be fraught with tension, as lifelong friends Lily Cavanaugh and Cameron Greene discover in Mistletoe Between Friends when they cook up a scheme to fool their family and friends.
The Snowflake Inn shows rivals Grace Brodie and Riley Walsh that Christmas is a time when dreams come true-even if you’ve given up on those dreams long ago.
When you are cooped up in your room during a turbulent storm, you either sleep in or read. I did the latter and no sooner than later, I forgot all about the raging storm outside my house and had me thinking of Christmas this time of the year.
Mistletoe Between Friends/The Snowflake Inn is a book by Samantha Chase which contained two romantically loaded stories, that made my heart go aflutter. Stories about friends turned into lovers and rivals into soulmates always get me going and sighing and smiling until the wee hours in the morning.
In Mistletoe Between Friends, Cameron & Lily grew up together and were mostly inseparable, but their respective parents each had set them up to different people all their lives. When they finally got tired of their family’s futile meddling and matchmaking, Cameron the genius concocted a plan. And that included a weekend getaway in NYC, with Lily pretending to be his girlfriend until the holidays. Little did he know that Lily would be so agreeable with the idea, since she’d been harboring feelings for him for as long as forever.
But Cameron was a stickler for rules, and he didn’t want to commit to forever, so in the grand scheme of things, he totay broke Lily’s heart on Christmas eve. That really sucked right? I was really mad at Cam, I wanted to throw snowballs at him, you know, the kind of snowballs that hit the spot with the icicles and pointed edges and all.. Ugh.
And in the second story, The Snowflake Inn, military man, Riley came home after 12 years of service, to his mother, to their home, only to convince her to sell it. When he met Grace, his mother’s new B&B partner, he knew he had no chance of persuading his mom to bend to his wishes. When Grace learned about Riley’s heartless plan, she knew she’d be counting the days until she became a vagabond again, with no home, no family, no nothing.
I really liked both stories, they had me smiling like an idiot all through out the night. I was supposed to be working and cramming for deadlines, but the moment I started this book, I forgot all about work, work, work. Samantha Chase does that to me. I remember reading her other books same time last year (Review: The Christmas Cottage / Ever After) and it had been a wonderful experience. Chase sure knows how to weaken my knees!