"My imagination has always topped anything a movie could come up with"
-Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
Since this is a novella (and a short one) I'm going to try to keep this short.
This is a lovely short romance story. The characters have enough depth and chemistry to keep this story believable.
I did find some parts confusing- like they talked about going somewhere in Christmas and all of sudden they were gone for Christmas. I guess what I'm trying to say is that the timing wasn't that clear, and even though the story take place at some skiing resort I didn't feel it that much either, I would have loved to see more ski.
But(!) the way Flora and Zac met was pretty cute, and the whole second chapter is dedicated to a truth, dare or forfeit foreplay game that was kind of hot(*cough* REALLY HOT *cough*). Also, we learn quite fast what happened to Flora with her ex, and then we learn about Zac's family too.
Even though the issue is not addressed as well as I would have liked it be considering that this is a novella it was addressed OK within the time's limits (and it really is hard to address the issue of abuse). It was nice to see how they slowly cared for each other, and how they found comfort and consolation in each other, even though the time spam was really short (but I am in no position to judge that).
All in all I liked it, it is a fun christmas read just that the impression is not ever lasting.
ARC was kindly provided by HarperImpulse through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, thank you!