Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Winter's Magic

I have a flurry of book reviews for you this week so get your reading lists out!

Winter's Magic - Cynthia Gail
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Beth Sergeant and Nick Chester come from opposite ends of the social food chain. While he sees a beautiful woman without an agenda, she sees a wealthy playboy. Can he convince her to let go of her insecurities and take a chance on love, when challenges from his past force her to reveal her most guarded secret?
Owner of La Bella Vita, a five-star day spa nestled in the affluent suburbs of NashvilleTennessee, Beth Sergeant knows her elite clientele first hand. She attended their private schools. She was even engaged, although briefly, to one of their most recognized bachelors. But she never fit in to their social-elite world.
After losing his parents to a car accident at a young age, Nick Chester was raised by his grandfather, the wealthiest man in Nashville. When he chooses to socialize, he has a never-ending list of exclusive events and beautiful women vying for his attention. Yet he never lets himself forget that everyone has an agenda.
Beth can’t resist Nick’s charm and accepts an invitation to dinner, despite her deep-seated insecurities. She proves she’s nothing like other women Nick’s dated and learns to trust him in return. But just as the last of their resistance crumbles and true love is within reach, challenges from Nick’s past threaten to destroy everything and force Beth to reveal her most guarded secret.
I feel like it's not a very well kept secret but I am kind of a sucker for romances. I always have been but it seems like I go on these kicks where it's basically the only thing I am interested in reading, so when I had the opportunity to read this one I jumped on it. 
And I kind of loved it. 
Who doesn't love a romance between two people who are pretty different and it all just comes together and it's great? It kind of gives me hope that when Robert Pattinson realizes Kristen Stewart is always a cheater, a loser, and has too big of a chin, he'll come to his senses and realizes I'm perfect. Except that I'm married but that's just details. 
I really felt like I could relate to Beth because I guess if I were in her shoes I would probably be just as skeptical about Nick. I think anytime you have a guy who is clearly a man whore or even perceived as a man whore, any woman would be hesitant to becoming the next notch in the belt. But even with that, there are plenty of romance novel worthy scenes and then of course, the dramatic past coming back up. Except that that drama wasn't as big as it was played out to be? When I'm reading it I kept thinking, "Ok, so that's not really a big deal? Why is this is a big deal?" It's a downside to being a rather practical and logical person in real life. 
I will say this book hooks you right away and there is enough going on to keep you to the end. The only thing that I was mark as a negative is that I'm starting to really hate female lead characters being so insecure. Now, I understand in real life most women are insecure about something but to be just an insecure individual all around? Annoying. Grow a back bone and embrace what you have, women. 
I will say that if you know someone who really likes romances novels and you  haven't gotten them anything, pick this one up- they won't be disappointed. 
Also, you can enter a giveaway! To enter, simply leave a comment on my blog and then head HERE to enter the Rafflecopter. Up for grabs is a $50 Visa gift card and four copies of Winter's Magic ebooks. So you could get a Christmas gift for someone for free. YAY! 
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Rita Wray said...

This sounds like a great read.


Ruth said...

It does sound pretty good. I am a sucker for romance too.
The insecurity thing does sound a little odd, given she runs a business. That takes some confidence to even try.

SpiritPhoenix said...

I'm in. Sounds like a great read to me. (Also, I sent you an email, just making sure you get it.)