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#BookReview – “North of Need” by Laura Kaye

Blurb

While attempting to escape the agonizing memories she associates with Christmas, twenty-nine-year-old widow Megan Snow builds a snow family outside the mountain cabin she once shared with her husband-and collapses in tears against the snowman at the sight of what she’ll never have.

Called to life by the power of Megan’s tears, snow god Owen Winters appears unconscious on her doorstep in the midst of a raging blizzard. As she nurses him to health, Owen finds unexpected solace in her company and unimagined pleasure in the warmth of her body, and vows to win her heart for a chance at humanity.

Megan is drawn to Owen’s mismatched eyes, otherworldly masculinity, and enthusiasm for the littlest things, and her heart opens enough to believe he’s a Christmas miracle. But this miracle comes with an expiration-before the snow melts and the temperature rises, Megan must let go of her widow’s grief and learn to trust love again, or she’ll lose Owen forever.

Review

In the first Hearts of the Anemoi series, Megan Snow is spending Christmas alone at her snowed-in mountain cabin. It’s the second anniversary of her beloved husband’s death, and she’s miserable, unable to move on with her life. In an effort to distract herself from the pain, she builds a family of snow people, in particular a snowman with mismatched eyes, and then cries over what she’s lost. Little did she realize magic was in the air and that her tears could take on life of their own.

Owen Winters winds up on Megan’s doorstep in the middle of a blizzard, and he resembles the now-missing snowman with his mismatched eyes. As a god of winter, Owen controls snow and cold weather, but not even he can stop the coming of spring. He has less than a week to help Megan move past her pain and live again—and to fall in love with him—or he’ll melt away and leave her behind forever.

I absolutely loved this story. Both Megan and Owen are likable, well-rounded characters. It was wonderful to see Megan grow and heal from her misery and trauma into someone happy and willing to live life to the fullest. Owen has his own problems and a painful past, but he’s ready to love and live again. He was understanding and fun—exactly what Megan needed.

The story is told in duel H/h third POV with proper scene breaks. I didn’t notice any typos. There are a lot of sex scenes but most of them furthered the plot. The ending is super sweet. I’m very happy to have read this story, and I’d like to check out the other books in the series.

5 Stars