Review: A Season of You by Emma Douglas

A Season of You by Emma Douglas
Series: Cloud Bay (# 2)
Release Date: October 3, 2017
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Pages: 297
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review



In A Season of You by Emma Douglas, it’s Christmastime in the quaint island town of Cloud Bay, where love is always in season…

Will Fraser has believed in love at first sight since the day he first laid eyes on Mina Harper five years ago. There was only one problem: She was happily married. Then, when Mina’s husband was killed by a drunk driver, Will figured she’d want nothing to do with a guy who owns a whiskey distillery. So he’s kept his feelings locked away, knowing that not even a Christmas miracle would be enough to melt Mina’s heart. . .

Mina believes her days of true love are behind her. Since losing her husband she’s kept to herself, content to do her own painting and stay out of the limelight that comes with her famous family. But when, after a freak accident, Will comes to her rescue, Mina can’t quite get him out of her mind. As curiosity turns into a fling during Cloud Bay’s first Christmas Festival, she finds it harder to convince herself that her feelings for Will are just mistletoe-inspired. Could Mina be ready to lay the past to rest and finally admit that what she really wants for Christmas—and forever—is Will?


Review: In A Season of You, we find ourselves back in Cloud Bay. If you haven’t read the previous book in this series you might want to pick it up and read it so that you get a grasp on some characters that are found within this story.

Sometimes we find that fate takes us on a different path then what we had expected.  Will and Mina had met over five years ago. At the time Mina was happily married. She recently started living with a broken heart her husband was killed by a drunk driver. For Will it was love at first sight but he was unable or didn’t want to act his love for Mina because she was married.

Ms. Douglas throws us a curve as she brings Will and Mina together. Mina had tragedy at the hand of alcohol and drunk drivers while Will and his brother own a whiskey distillery.

Despite it being Christmas…it takes a while for this romance to take off. But it was nice to read a tender, slow and really sweet romance between these two. Mina had a hard time opening up to Will because of her past and his involvement in the distillery.

Adding Christmas to Will and Mina’s story helped bring magic to the romance as the magic helped bring everyone including family together. Family dynamics are also a big part of this story which adds to bring lifelike situations adding to the texture of the story.

I found the story and characters to be very likable and relatable. Everyone has a past and sometimes it takes the right person or circumstance to free us and help us move on.  I liked this well written addition to the Cloud Bay series. It held my attention with all the characters and the tender romance between Will and Mina. I found it to be very emotional with the play between someone who creates the alcohol and having lost a loved one to a drunk driver. It showed strength to fall in love again and get over the whole issue with alcohol.


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