Catching Heir, by Julia Talbot
A Dreamspun Desires Novel
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Is he in love with an old hotel—or its new owner?
Professional snowboarder Cullen Patrick is successful and kinda famous. So when he inherits an old Colorado hotel from an unknown relative, he really should leave well enough alone.
Matt Nathanson has been managing the Treeline Estates since college. He loved the elderly former owner, and he stands to inherit the place if no one claims it in the next week. Of course, Cullen shows up, and Matt thinks it’s time to move on. He doesn’t want to like Cullen, no matter how engaging the guy is, or how hunky.
Cullen has grand ideas for the Treeline, but he doesn’t want to implement them without Matt, and he’s not sure he’s ready to give up snowboarding. Can Matt convince Cullen that putting down roots is worth it… and maybe catch his heir at the same time?
Enemies to Lovers
This book was so fulfilling and gave me the warm and fuzzy feelings. This book was the winter equivalent of a summer read, like you are reading hot chocolate. No big dramatic moments or miscommunications or other stressful things, so if you are looking for that then this isn’t going to do it for you. This book involved a lot of well written, happy fluff in a winter setting.
I think my favorite thing about this book was that it had a lot of good character development– aka my favorite thing in a book. Talbot made it believable that a high-profile snowboarder and a nerdy hotel manager would work. She did a good job of making their relationship believable by showing us how it would work. Nothing is more annoying than characters suddenly falling in love and then nothing getting dealt with. Life happens, and when it does it makes people act differently, and it’s nice when authors can use that to bring characters closer together.
The two main characters were really likeable. I didn’t know if I was going to like either one of them, but Talbot fleshed them out and gave them personalities. I mean, it’s still the M/M equivalent of a Harlequin romance, so don’t expect this to be War and Peace levels of development, but it’s still really good. They both had insecurities about their relationship, but it only gave them more depth instead of adding drama.
There was a lot of day-to-day stuff written out in this book, so that may put you off if you’re not interested in that. It was written so well that I really didn’t care and the pacing helped even it out.
This book had them building a life together after a slow burn romance so if you are looking for a sweet, domestic type story for the holidays this is for you.
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I received an advanced copy of this novel in exchange for a fair and honest review.