ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Twice In A Blue Moon’ by Cate Masters.
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Title: TWICE IN A BLUE MOON
Author: Cate Masters
Publishing date: January 19th, 2015
(Review based on an ARC-early copy)
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Can true love strike twice?
After the death of her first love, Melanie Michaels buries her grief in the risky demands of a reality show, where her extreme stunts leave her teetering on the edge danger. That’s exactly where she wants to be—until she arranges for her crew to traverse the Swedish Lapland in the dead of winter. It’s the one place she shouldn’t go, on the one day she should avoid—her would-be wedding anniversary.
Instead of romantic nights spent in the Ice Hotel or under the Northern Lights, Melanie is stuck with Joe “Buck” Wright, a snarky loner tour guide who loves his sled dogs and nothing and no one else. But Buck is also trying to numb a painful past. Can two people skilled at pushing others away find warmth at the edge of the Arctic?
My ‘Blogging Reader’s Review’ after reading ‘TWICE IN A BLUE MOON’:
I just finished reading a copy of “Twice In A Blue Moon” by Cate Masters. The setting and description of the scenery mentioned within the story make you feel like you are there, seeing everything from the beautiful snow covered ground to the mesmerizing glow of the Northern Lights in the night sky. The story is written in the two main characters P.O.V.’s(point of views) which are Melanie Michaels and Joe “Buck” Wright.
Melanie Michaels was once engaged to a man she loved so much. He loved to live life to the fullest and by doing so, he ended of losing his life. This in turn left Melanie so brokenhearted to the point that she felt like she could still feel him around. She channeled her emotions of that tragic loss and began to do dangerous stunts and take adventurous risks. Something about living on the edge seemed to make her feel that her first love, Pete, was still around her. This eventually got the attention of producers which led to her very on adventure driven television show.
There was a place that Melanie and her late-fiance Pete had always said they’d like to visit. The snow and the beautiful natural surroundings of this location would have been the perfect place for them. Unfortunately, Melanie would have to visit this place alone. The only people to accompany her on this trip would be her three crew show co-host and crew members. She had no idea that the dreams she had about Pete guiding her to this place would lead her to what could very well be where the next part of her life journey was destined to end up.
Joe “Buck” Wright was burned by love once upon a time and he made a promise to himself to never get attached. He left the states to set up a humble life in the Swedish Lapland while working for Arctic Adventures. His closest connections are those he share with his sled dogs. When he gets the news that a T.V. reality star would be booking with them and he’d be their tour guide, he hesitates but takes the job. He had no idea that some things happen when you least expect it no matter how much you resist against it.
The story is a nice, feelgood, and light-hearted read. There isn’t anything overwhelming about this book but it does give you a sweet HEA(Happily Ever After) if you’re looking to read one. How does Melanie feel when she visits the one place that she planned to visit with her late-fiance Pete alone? Can Buck ever be open to giving love a chance again? Good things come around once in a blue moon but even fate can sometimes make things happen twice in a blue moon, too. Check this out if you want a nice, romantic book.
MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR RATING: ‘TWICE IN A BLUE MOON’ 3 1/2 out of 5 stars:
How I imagined the characters while reading ‘TWICE IN A BLUE MOON’:
★★★MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROM ‘TWICE IN A BLUE MOON’★★★
Melanie’s thoughts: She’d made it. After traveling everywhere on the map for three years with hardly a break, she’d finally come to Sweden. Everything about this place felt right. Except that Pete’s not here.
Pete and Melanie: “You have to go on.”
“Not without you.”
Listen to me. You’ll find another guy.”
“Don’t say that.”
“Another Mr. Right. You might think he’s an ordinary Joe at first-”
“Stop. You’re my Once In A Blue Moon guy. No one else.”
“Someone else is out there for you.”
Melanie’s thoughts: Tonight taught her two things. One, Pete was irretrievably and permanently gone. Two, she needed to move on, in ways she hadn’t even realized until now.
Joe “Buck’s” thoughts: He wanted to stay far off their radar. Out of Melanie’s line of sight, too. Other than one initial startled look that pierced his gut, she actively avoided him. All for the best. He intended to do the same, possibly more out of fear than anything.
Joe “Buck’s” thoughts: Surprise, surprise. Beneath the tough exterior, Melanie Michaels hid a fragile heart, just like him. How incredible was that? How rare? He hadn’t experienced anything like it, not in a way that felt so real. So freaking true.
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