Review: A Late Thaw

A-Late-Thaw1800Title: A LATE THAW
Author: Ana Blaze
Publisher: Entranced Publishing
Imprint: Kissed
Genre: contemporary romance
Length: 102 pages (novella)
Release Date: October 28th, 2013
The town’s too small for Kiley St. Claire’s reappearance to be a surprise, still seeing her hits Cole Thomas like a punch to the gut. She ripped his heart apart when she turned to ice and ran away all those years ago. Now that she’s back, Cole’s going to say his piece and move on.
Even if she does look damn good in that uniform.
Kiley St. Claire is back in the small town of Barrett, Vermont, for one reason and one reason only: to earn some cash so she can survive her final semester of grad school. She’s not there for the sexy Christmas tree farmers.
Even the one who once held her heart.


This was a very very short read and I enjoyed it immensely! It’s told in both POVs, every chapter alternating between the two characters.

Kiley only returned home to make fast money, not to see her long ago ex- best friend whom she’s been in love with since, forever. They grew up together and had never been separated until, well, until she went off to college. And seeing him now just makes it even harder to leave once she gets enough money to pay for her last semester of grad school.

Cole has prepared for the returned of Kiley for the past year. Ever since she abandoned him, he has been practicing how he’ll voice his frustration and anger when she returns. If she ever returned. He has been in love with Kiley for years, since they were kids, and when she left and never even thought to give him a call, he was heartbroken. But now, he’ll reason with her and make her stay, for good.
Cole, I think I love him! He’s that short boy who you never noticed in middle school and then over night grew up to be a man in high school with every girl dropping at his feet. He’s that bestfriend you can do everything with without being judged because he’s right there along side of you tagging along. He’s the bestfriend that was your first love and will always have a place in your heart through all the frustration and turmoil. He will listen to your blabberings and give a shoulder for you to cry on. And he’s over protected of you, not just because you’re a girl but because you’re special to him. And he won’t take No as an answer, he just knows you too well; through your lies, your strong facade, and insecurities. Plus the man can Cook! Well, kind of. LOL

I also like Kiley. She is your typical girl, strong and independent. She knows how to control herself yet she’s insecure about her looks and is afraid to show her feelings in fear of being rejected. She doesn’t like to be fussed over about with worry, but it doesn’t hurt when someone worries about her  with their over protectiveness. She also likes to play it strong and never want to show her weaker side, even to her ex-bestfriend. But she know she can’t fool him.

I really love these two together. Even when they’re not together you can feel the tension and their past relationship mingling in the air as they conversed. But when they’re together, the pull is very strong and I love how these two can make it look easy not to fall pray into it! They are resisting and holding their grip for as long as they can. And since they’ve been friends forever, it’ll be tough if one doesn’t feel the same as the other because that can change their whole relationship, more so then it already is. I also love that they were still friendly with each other even after what kind of transpired between them when Kiley left.

But Cole is just too adorable! And very straight to the point romantic. He knows what he wants and he definitely knows Kiley. Plus he knows what to do in the bedroom for a small town guy with some experience. LOL I was just surprised by it because he didn’t seem the one to know those moves…. teehee~

So this was a very very short story and while I would love to have had it be longer, the story was fantastic and the tension and romance was all there. Some might even say the romance was rushed but knowing their background relationship, it was perfect. The author didn’t go so deep into the characters but as I read, I felt like I knew how they were and their personality through their thoughts and actions, so that’s a thumbs up for me. And it has Humor. Now that was a huge plus because I couldn’t stop smiling and chuckling to myself. That scene with the chickens and eggs for breakfast… LMAO!!!

I highly recommend this novella! A fabulous short and satisfactory read~

This eCopy was provided by the publishers at Entranced Publishing.

4.5 out of 5

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