Kowalski *I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

I’ve been in a major reading slump lately. MAJOR. I can’t really find books to hold my attention because life has been way too hectic. But when I saw another Kowalski book on Netgalley? I couldn’t help but ask for it.

I feel like I owe Shannon Stacey a HUGE Thank You for breaking my slump! Because let me tell you – this book? FABULOUS!

Laney is fantastic! She’s breaking out on her own after a divorce from a marriage that lasted WAY too long, and she finds a job and a camper living at the Kowalski lodge!

Ben is back in his hometown of Whitford and ready to settle down. Which means that of course he’s going to fall for Laney who isn’t ready for ANY sort of a relationship!

This book is full of everything we love about the Kowalski family – including (as the title tells us) a reunion with all of our favorite characters! And I just want to live in it’s pages forever! There were laughs, swoons and everything fabulous that Shannon Stacey books are made of!

I have missed this family, and I am so glad that they helped to break my reading slump!


Holiday With a Twist  I adored the story of Leigh and Croy!!

Before I can jump into my love for this story? I need to give their backstory. Growing up, Leigh’s best friend Aubrey was Croy’s sweetheart. The three were incredibly close. And then life happened. And now Leigh is back home.

I think what I loved the most about this book? The ease of their relationship. Sure, they tiptoed around the romance for awhile – but you could tell that they had a genuine affection for one another and it was just meant to be. (Sure, there was some great tension – but you always knew there would be a happily ever after!)

And? Of course there’s all the stuff I love about Shannon Stacey books! A little bit of humor in the right places, great tension mixed in with a realistic romance, and you couldn’t wait for these two to get their Happily Ever After!

If you’ve never read a Shannon Stacey novel? Holiday with a Twist is the perfect place to jump in!


*I received this book in exchange for an unbiased and honest review from Netgalley.


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