Thursday, December 13, 2012

Review: Jane's Gift by Karen Erickson

Jane's Gift
Jane's Gift by Karen Erickson
Published on October 25, 2012 by Entangled Publishing
Purchase: Amazon
About the book
A devastating house fire cost Jane Clark nearly everything: her husband, her confidence, and her looks, with the physical scars marbling her body. Now, two years later, she’s living and healing back in her childhood hometown of Lone Pine Lake. The upcoming holidays are the perfect opportunity to bring some Christmas cheer into her young children’s lives, starting with a visit to the firehouse, where her brother’s best friend has offered to help quell their residual fears.

Lone Pine’s resident playboy, fire captain Christian Nelson is happy with his single-guy lifestyle. He’s an everyday local hero, so he’s never wanting for attention around the holidays. But when Jane Clark shows up, Chris is immediately drawn to the beautiful widow—even though kids and commitment have never been his style.

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. The holidays are a time of new beginnings, but 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?
My Thoughts:
This book is exactly what I needed.  Lately I have been all about the creepy and well you know sometimes a girl just needs some good ole fashioned romance.  Jane's Gift delivered a wonderful story that was light on the drama and heavy on the sweet and steamy.

Jane's Gift is a touching story that really hit home for me.  It is about a mother of three trying to pick up the pieces after losing her husband and home to a terrible fire.  It has been two years since the accident and Jane finds out that maybe moving on is not such a bad thing after meeting the resident hottie fire chief.  Christian is all kinds of yummy and what happens between the two is beautiful and very lovely.

This story was so much fun. I enjoyed that it wasn't heavy on the drama, but still had conflict in it.  I appreciated that the author didn't drag out certain things because I was craving something with heavy romance and Jane and Christian definitely delivered.  I will definitely keep a look out for more books by this author!
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  1. Nice Review :). I bought this book some time ago, I hope I enjoy it as much as you did. Sometimes you just need a good romance book.

  2. Just what I need for a Christmas read. I love the synopsis, and can't wait to read this one. Great review!