The power might be out…but the heat is on.
Every year, free-spirited Frankie Sylva banishes her holiday loneliness with good deeds. This time, she’s rescuing a truckload of neglected reindeer—until a blizzard sidetracks her scheme, and now she’s stuck…literally.
Local sheriff Red LeClair is shocked to find a very cute, half-frozen woman trespassing on Three River Ranch in a ditched rig, with a suspiciously empty trailer. Is she a horse thief? Is she on the run? Is she out of her mind? He has no choice but to take her back to the ranch and keep an eye on her.
But when the power goes out, Red and Frankie are forced to depend on each other in a way that both have avoided for years. The sheriff’s quiet holiday is suddenly festive: a crackling fire, candles, carols, and an irresistible stranger…who might be a felon
*I received a free ARC of Saving the Sheriff from Entangled: Bliss via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*
Cute, funny and filled with lots of snow but still some hotness, Saving the Sheriff is a great Christmas novella.
My Saving the Sheriff review:
Frankie is saved by a big, bad sheriff when her rig is stuck in a snowdrift, but Red isn’t sure whether he can trust her or not – after all she is trespassing. As she has no good explanation for why she’s at Three River Ranch on Christmas Eve, dressed like an elf to boot, it’s hard to not understand where Red is coming from. Saving the Sheriff is both fun and romantic, and it’s a quick read as well. Other characters from the Three River Ranch universe show up for short moments, which made the feel of what was happening between Frankie and Red more real.
Red has sworn off women after being badly burned in the past, but his defenses just do not work against Frankie, her honest ways and her hot body. The fact that she is able to enjoy life even if she’s been hurt, too makes him realize that he might just have to try that love thing once more. Saving the Sheriff shows how quickly people can fall for each other when the circumstances make it possible. No phones, no internet, candle-light and fire-place heating makes for a pretty romantic atmosphere with nothing better to do than talk and flirt.
If you are looking for a short but sweet romance, Saving the Sheriff is just the thing you should add to your shelves for a Christmas read that has complex characters in just over a hundred pages.
Some of my favorite Saving the Sheriff quotes:
But she hated power outages. The sudden shutdown of appliances humming and whirring in the background left a vacuum that her irrational mind quickly replaced with a deep, black throb of apocalyptic dread.
“You found wine.” Earlier he’d been thinking about microwaved Who Hash, solitude and if he was very lucky, beer. But a hot, fresh-cooked meal? Candles? Wine? And a very chatty yoga-elf chef? With a body like a Las Vegas showgirl?
Her lungs sucked and scraped. She couldn’t tell if her eyes were open or shut, what was up and what was down. She might have ben underwater. She felt around with her other hand for something, anything, to orient herself.