🌟My Review and Giveaway For New Romantic Suspense: DEAD OF WINTER (Aspen Falls Book 1) by Melissa Pearl and Anna Cruise!🌟


DEAD OF WINTER (Aspen Falls Novel)

By Melissa Pearl and Anna Cruise

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She has to run.
She has to hide.
But is there any place he can’t find her?

On the run from her drug-dealing ex, Rosie is forced to return to the one place she swore she’d never go back to—Aspen Falls. But it’s a place to lay low until the nightmare blows over.

Or is it?

When she’s pulled over by Officer Blaine Hartford, she comes face to face with her past. Will she have the courage to tell him everything or are her secrets too ugly to share?

If Blaine finds out what she’s done, he could ruin her. Or could he be the one man to ultimately save her?

You’ll love Dead of Winter for its spine-tingling romance, gripping tension and small town characters.


Dead of Winter (Aspen Falls #1)Dead of Winter by Melissa Pearl

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

DEAD OF WINTER is book one in the Aspen Falls series. It’s a CLEAN contemporary, thrilling romance. And although I’m a huge fan of Melissa Pearl and have read a lot of her work, Anna Cruise is a new to me author.

Rosie left behind Aspen Falls right after high school, including the boy who’s life she saved, Blaine. She didn’t think she’d ever go back but when she was forced to run from her ex-boyfriend, fate sends her to Aspen Falls. The first person she sees? The handsome officer who pulls her over for speeding and the boy she left behind…Blaine!

I gotta say first that poor Rosie was a mess!! She was so lost and lonely that she seemed to simply settle for whatever jack ass looked her way. I don’t normally like my female MC to be…well, so BROKEN but the authors did an excellent job at making me feel connected to Rosie so that by the end, I was completely rooting for her. For once, we had a GOOD guy and not a bad boy alpha as the hero (at least for me, I tend to read a lot of bad boy books)! Blaine was so sweet and caring and noble and loyal, he gave me a tooth ache, LOL! He was the solid man that Rosie needed to lean on.

The plot has just the right amount of thrills and suspense to keep it interesting and moving at a fast pace. Melissa Pearl and Anna Cruise wrote seamlessly together! Overall, this was an awesome, clean, compassionate tale with the perfect amount of nail biting tension. Told from dual POVs with a happy ending. I received, read and voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.

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5314516Melissa Pearl was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but has spent much of her life abroad, living in countries such as Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan… not to mention a nine month road trip around North America with her husband. “Best. Year. Ever!!” She is a trained elementary teacher, but writing is her passion. Since becoming a full time mother she has had the opportunity to pursue this dream and her debut novel hit the internet in November 2011. Since then she has continued to produce a steady stream of books, ranging in genres from Fantasy to Romantic Suspense to Contemporary Romance. She loves the variety and is excited about the books she has coming out in 2016.

“I am passionate about writing. It stirs a fire in my soul that I never knew I had. I want to be the best writer I can possibly be and transport my readers into another world where they can laugh, cry and fall in love.”

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6965792Anna Cruise has been writing and drooling over boys since middle school. Lots of years have passed but some things never change…

Her novels include IT WAS YOU, IT WAS ME, IF I FALL, SET IN STONE and MAVERICK. Additional titles releasing during 2013 include a stand-alone NA, DOWN BY THE WATER and two untitled novels.