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Starting over is serious business
With her professional skiing career cut short by an accident, Hannah James is putting all her energy into transforming Snowy Sky Resort into something special. There’s only one obstacle. Famous pro-snowboarder-turned-consultant Tate Addison has his own ideas about taking the Rankins, Alaska, lodge to the next level. But Hannah won’t compromise her dreams. She gets that Tate is trying to create a stable home for his orphaned six-year-old nephew—a boy Hannah already adores. And if she isn’t careful, she could also fall for the boy’s too-attractive uncle. Is she risking heartbreak? Or do she and Tate really want the same things out of life?
Oh goodness, the characters in A Family Like Hannah’s – particularly Lucas – will tug at your heart!! Tate will have you swooning, especially when he gets all snazzied up. (See, Amber Perry? I did find a way to use that word! haha) And Hannah will have you checking your contact list for her name because you’re certain you’ve been friends for years.
Both Tate and Hannah have had hurdles to overcome in life, the kind of things that require counseling and a good support network to truly get past. While in some ways this helps them connect almost instantly, it also makes it more difficult for them to take their relationship in the same direction at the same time. It almost felt like a three-legged race down a black diamond run – with Tate on a snowboard and Hannah on skis, both trying to get down the hill their own way, each with one leg tied to the other. The beauty of this is that – when they do reach the bottom in one piece – they are all the stronger for it. While their attraction may have looked like love at first sight, Hannah and Tate had to decide if a relationship was really worth the risk before investing in the future.
Carol Ross tackles some tough issues in A Family Like Hannah’s, particularly addiction and child abuse/neglect. While keeping the reactions and situations realistic, she also writes them with hope and heart. Your heart will break for what both Tate and Lucas have gone through. But at the same time, when you see Lucas’ eyes light up or you watch his progress during the course of the story, your heart will slowly knit itself back together again.
Bottom Line: Sweet, clean romance that will still have you reaching for your fan on occasion, A Family Like Hannah’s by Carol Ross takes you through a whole gamut of emotions. From anger and heartbreak to laughter and joy, you will ride the slopes along with a cast of compelling and truly likable characters. I’m definitely going to have to go back and catch up on the rest of the series now! If you like the Kings Meadow Romance series by Robin Lee Hatcher or the Christensen Family series by Susan May Warren, you will enjoy the Seasons of Alaska series as well!
(I received a copy of this book in exchange for only my honest review.)
My Rating: 4 stars / Enjoyed it!
KissingBook Level: 3.5 / May forget to breathe and may even find oneself in need of a fan on occasion
The Other Books in the Series
Carol Ross is the author of three books for the Seasons of Alaska series for the Harlequin Heartwarming line. She lives with her husband and one loveable miscreant of a dachshund in a small town in Washington close to both the ocean and the mountains. For a complete list of her books, giveaways, and other fun stuff stop by and visit her new website: carolrossauthor.com.
February 14th: Launch
February 15th: Reading Is My SuperPower & I Am A Reader
February 16th: Rockin’ Book Reviews & Getting Your Read On
February 17th: Katie’s Clean Book Collection & underneath the covers
February 18th: Thoughts of a Blonde, Becky on Books, & deal sharing aunt
February 19th: Heidi Reads… & Zerina Blossom’s Books
February 21st: Grand Finale
$50 Amazon eGift Card and an ebook of A Family Like Hannah’s (open internationally)
Rankins’ Alaska Prize Pack: signed copy of A Family Like Hannah’s, an infinity scarf, gray fluffy mittens, a tin of Starbucks hot chocolate, a coffee mug, and a sterling silver snowflake necklace. (US only)
Copy of A Family Like Hannah’s (print if in the US, ebook if outside the US)
Ends February 26th