Saturday, January 17, 2015

Review of Christmas at Angel Lake by Edie Ramer

Christmas at Angel Lake 

Summary courtesy of Goodreads.com:

A kitten saved her…

Broke, pregnant and deserted by her boyfriend, Maddie Barrymore swerves to avoid a kitten while driving in a Wisconsin blizzard—and her life takes another turn. Like Puss in Boots, she stays in an empty house. She has the baby, the kitten, gets a job and a degree…yet every day she’s ready to flee if the real owner shows up.

Five years later, he does…

Dumped by the woman he loves, film producer Logan MacLeesh’s heart is as dark as one of his movies. He plans to hole up in his grandmother’s old mansion and throw himself into his work…until he discovers the sexy squatter and her four-year-old son. Before he can call the sheriff, Maddie’s tale of how she ended up there entertains him. They make a deal that as long as she tells him a story every night, she and her son can stay. Even the cat, though Logan’s always been a dog person.

A dog in need of saving…

Far away in another state, a homeless dog lifts his head, sniffs…and smells him. The human who’s meant for him. As he heads through the snow toward the scent, his journey seems impossible, even though it’s Christmas, a time when miracles happen.
 

My Review: 

I received this book courtesy of Netgalley. This is the second book of Edie Ramer's that I have read. The first one I really liked so when I saw that this one was available I jumped on the chance to read this book when it came out. 

I think that the book started out good with Edie giving you the back story of Maddie and how she  got to  the house. In addition, Edie did a great job of bringing in the second character and describing the part that he would take in the story. However, after the first couple chapters the book started to get dull and felt like it was dragging on. I gave it up to 50% percent into the book before I gave up. 

My downfall was that they took too long on getting to the climax of the story. Edie kept on having the two main characters having interactions but nothing out standing that would make the story stand out. In addition, one of the things that I liked about the previous book was the animals and how they played a decent part in the story. It again took 50% to even really hear about the dog and it had yet to explain what part he would have in the story. 

I think that Edie is a good author and that she had a great idea for this book but it didn't work for me. 


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