* Review * SNOWBOUND SECOND CHANCE by Reese Ryan

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * SNOWBOUND SECOND CHANCE by Reese RyanSnowbound Second Chance by Reese Ryan
Series: Valentine Vineyards #3
Published by Harlequin Desire on August 22, 2023
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Evelisse “Evvy” Jemison has the perfect plan to escape memories of her ex and infuse more positivity in her life: return home to Magnolia Lake and run her sister’s country inn. With enough positive thinking, she might even heal her childhood wounds in the process.

Contending with the inn’s surly resident, Sebastian Valentine, isn’t part of the plan. After suffering a health scare due to overwork, Sebastian has begrudgingly returned to Magnolia Lake and brought his glass-half-empty attitude with him. Yet when a snowstorm strands Evvie with the sexy CEO, neither can deny their explosive chemistry—nor the ticking clock that will bring their idyll to an end…


Fast paced and addictive! The third book in Reese Ryan’s Valentine Vineyards series is on point with drama, angst and sexual tension as Bas comes to Magnolia Lake for an extended stay and begins a summer fling with a familiar face. We had a little less of the family biz in this book, but there were still several cameos that kept the family near the heart of the story overall. I loved Bas and Evvy!

Evelisse is a fun character. She’s tried her hand in Hollywood and is at the point of rethinking her life goals when she gets a call from her sister needing help at her inn for a bit. Evvy doesn’t shortchange herself or her accomplishments, she just doesn’t see how much she warms those around her with her dedication and warmth.

Sebastian is a classic workaholic who is getting in over his head now that he’s the name holding the family tradition around the old stomping ground and it’s getting the best of him. I loved seeing him actually relax and let himself just be.

I highly recommend this book as well as the entire series to anyone that loves an angsty family saga type story behind the romance that manages to find each sibling in this close-knit group.



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