Friday, May 25, 2012

Review: Winterbloom by Marissa Dobson

eBook, 36 pages per Kindle
Published April 20th 2012 by Ruby Lioness Press
ISBN 13: 9781938397066
Source: Author, for the purpose of an honest review
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Stars: 3
Flames: 3

Chloe Frost is the caretaker and owner of Winterbloom Bed and Breakfast. She has been there for years, but until recently she was there with her grandmother. Since her grandmother has passed she is running the place on her own.

Jordan Sheppard is stranded in Clearwater, Wyoming when he has some unforeseen car troubles at the beginning snow fall of what turns into a blizzard. Getting a room at the nearest place he can check into he finds some unexpected healing and a home he didn’t know he was looking for.

This is a very short novella. Marissa packs many emotions into these few pages. Jordan is suffering from a severe case of survivor’s guilt. He even blames himself for his friend’s death. Chloe just happens to have recently suffered a great loss herself. She is a friend to him when he needs one and even when he tries to push her away. The romantic connection is quick, but very sweet.

I recommend this for anyone who enjoys contemporary romance who is looking for a quick read. This book may be short but it has all the necessary characteristics for a great romantic book escape.

Marissa Dobson

As Chloe Frost focuses on renovating Winterbloom Bed and Breakfast, a blizzard dumps blankets of snow upon the sleepy town of Clearwater. An unexpected guest desperately needs a room after his car breaks down in the storm, but this mystery man seems tortured by his past. Can Chloe help him see through the pain and anger? Can Jordan Sheppard, once a Gunnery Sergeant of the Marines, finally let someone in and show him just what love is?

Carved right into the side of a mountain, Clearwater, Wyoming had always received a lot of snow, but this storm would put the most seasoned residents to a test. It was expected to stall over the area and last four to five days, dumping up to ten feet of snow.
As she placed the wood next to the fireplace, she didn’t hear the front door shut and someone call out. Not expecting anyone, she’d played the radio louder than normal. She wanted to hear it as she worked.
“Ahem.” She jumped to her feet. “Do you always ignore paying customers?”
The voice was unfamiliar. She gripped a log and was ready to swing at the intruder.
“I see the hospitality continues. Are you really prepared to beat away a customer? It would seem to me you are in need of some as the place is empty.” A man stood in the living-room doorway. His clothes were rumpled as though he’d slept in them and his voice harsh with a touch of annoyance.

Born and raised in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, I now reside about an hour from Washington, D.C. I am a lady who likes to keep busy, and am always busy doing something. With two different college degrees, I believe you are never done learning.
Being the first daughter to an avid reader, this gave me the advantage of learning to read at a young age. Since learning to read I have always had my nose in a book. It wasn't until I was a teenager that I started writing down the stories I came up with. 
I am blessed with a wonderful supportive husband, Thomas. He is my other half and allows me to stay home and pursue my writing. My writing buddies Max (a cocker spaniel) and Dawne (a beagle mix) are always around to listen to me bounce ideas off them. They might not be able to answer, but they are helpful in their own ways.

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