Starry Night. Finished 2-9-20, 4/5 stars, romance, 231 pages, pub. 2013
Carrie Slayton, a big-city society-page columnist, longs to write more serious news stories. So her editor hands her a challenge: She can cover any topic she wants, but only if she first scores the paper an interview with Finn Dalton, the notoriously reclusive author.
Living in the remote Alaskan wilderness, Finn has written a megabestselling memoir about surviving in the wild. But he stubbornly declines to speak to anyone in the press, and no one even knows exactly where he lives.
Digging deep into Finn’s past, Carrie develops a theory on his whereabouts. It is the holidays, but her career is at stake, so she forsakes her family celebrations and flies out to snowy Alaska. When she finally finds Finn, she discovers a man both more charismatic and more stubborn than she even expected. And soon she is torn between pursuing the story of a lifetime and following her heart. from Goodreads
Sweet, implausible, and just what I needed. This Christmas romance came at the perfect time, after a few heavy reads and winter firmly settling in. Finn is a man’s man and Carrie a girly girl and when the two first met it was not love at first sight. But somehow in the span of a few short days the recluse from Alaska and the reporter from Chicago fell madly in love. The characters were good and the tension was perfect enough to carry the story and leave me in a happy place.
Happy Valentine’s Day 🙂