Thursday, 1 December 2016

Review: Karen Erickson's "Jane's Gift (Lone Pine Lake #1)."


Lone Pine Lake’s resident playboy, fire captain Christian Nelson, is happy with his single-guy lifestyle. But when quiet, mysterious Jane Clark comes for a tour of the firehouse with her three small children, Chris is immediately drawn to the beautiful woman—even though he’s been burned by commitment in the past.

Jane’s been battling scars both physical and mental—having lived through a devastating house fire years ago—so she’s hesitant when her brother’s best friend, Christian, offers to help quell her family’s residual fears of fire. Jane’s mind is the epitome of once burned, twice shy, but her heart has other plans.

Despite her brother’s warnings about his friend’s playboy status and dangerous occupation, Jane can’t help but fall for the gorgeous fire captain. Can two scarred people find the strength to let go of their pasts to live in the present, when a lifetime together might be the sweetest gift of all? 

Review: Jo 

I was drawn to this one, not only because it was a Karen Erickson novel but also because I loved the cover. It looked like a swoon-worthy read and I was not disappointed. "Jane's Gift" was a sweet festive story that was perfect for this time of year. Reading this book felt a lot like stepping into one of those Hallmark movies that are playing endlessly on TV at the moment. It was the kind of book to read on a snowy day with a mug of hot chocolate by your side. 

This story focuses on single mum, Jane and the local sexy fireman, Christian. Jane had been through an awful few years, leaving her all alone to bring up her three children. Enter Christian who had the makings of being Jane's hero. I did find the first half of  this book a little slow paced, however I understood why Jane and Christian's relationship had to be a slow burner rather than a speedy insta-love story. Too much had happened in Jane's life for her to jump into Christian's bed, although I wouldn't blame her if she had! Lol. 

Jane was a sweet character, who truly deserved to be loved and cared for. Christian was the perfect guy for her. There really wasn't anything bad to say about the hunky firefighter. I especially loved that he didn't hold back with his feelings for Jane, even though he was someone who usually ran from commitment.  For Jane everything changed. 

"...I already have my Christmas gift. You. The kids. 
All of you are my gift. You're everything I need." 

If you love festive romance, add this one to your TBR.

"Jane's Gift" gets 3.5 hearts from me.

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