Series: Bluegrass #3
Published by Pocket Star on 09/22/2014
Genres: Adult, Chick Lit, Contemporary, Humor, Romance
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Parks & Recreation meets The Blue Collar Comedy Tour in this third ebook in Molly Harper’s Bluegrass series of contemporary romances: A love triangle of colleagues heats up the winter lodge where they get snowed in for a week.
Kentucky Tourism Commission employee and executive assistant extraordinaire Kelsey is known around the office for having everything under control. So it’s not surprising that she and her boss, Sadie, have everything planned to the second for the office winter retreat. But there are things even Kelsey can’t micromanage.
An unprecedented snowstorm smothers half of Kentucky and knocks out the power, closes the roads, and generally shuts down the state. Luckily, the lodge has working fireplaces and enough food to keep the staff from turning on each other like something out of The Shining. Kelsey wouldn’t mind being stuck inside if it wasn’t for the tension with her not-so-secret crush, Charlie, the office’s statistician. But handsome Ranger Luke, the lodge’s only employee on hand, is there to take Kelsey’s mind off her discomfort.
Even though this weekend is supposed to be a planning session for KTC, Kelsey can’t help her mind from wandering and finds herself conflicted over Luke and Charlie. Someone’s love will keep her warm, but whose will it be?
You know how there are these pairing that just seem to work. Like Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, or Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall? Well, another amazing pairing is most definitely Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi. Molly Harper is such a fun writer or adult paranormal and contemporary romance/chick lit. But when you decide to listen to Harper’s books narrated by Amanda Ronconi, well, it’s a whole other level of awesome. So it should come as no surprise that I absolutely loved listening to Snow Falling on Bluegrass by Molly Harper (and, of course, narrated by Amanda Ronconi).
Snow Falling on Bluegrass is about Kelsey, who works for the marketing department for the state of Kentucky. She loves her job, and, for the most part she loves the people she works with. But Kelsey has been secretly in love with Charlie for years, even though Kelsey has been in a relationship with asshole (seriously, he is one) Daryl. But, Daryl and Kelsey have broken up, and maybe while everyone is on a work retreat, Kelsey and Charlie will get together? But then the weather turns terrible, and all of Kelsey’s coworkers are stuck with no power in at the retreat.
Kelsey is exactly the type of heroine that one would expect from Molly Harper. She’s sort of spunky, she has a great sense of humor, but she has some insecurities as well. Seriously Kelsey was just so adorable, and someone I was rooting for from the very beginning. I just liked her and would love to have her as a friend, if, you know, she were a real person. It was hilarious listening to Kelsey talk about her best friend boys that live across the hall from her. They are like these geeks who kind of reminded me of the boys from Big Bang Theory. I loved their plans to get back at Daryl. So freaking awesome.
I really enjoyed watching Kelsey and Charlie together. The book synopsis hints at a love triangle with Luke, but really, that wasn’t the case (thank heavens because I hate love triangles). Charlie is this really sweet guy, kind of nerdy, but in the best possible way. He even has Doctor Who gloves. Seriously, how could I not love Charlie. Of course, some things are complicated, but I enjoyed the ride seeing them figure things out. But more than anything, Snow Falling on Bluegrass is about Kelsey learning to love herself, and that was definitely the best part of the story. Well, besides the humor.
Anyway, if you love chick lit, give Snow Falling on Bluegrass a try. Better yet, listen to the audiobook, because I’m telling you, it’s a amazing.