Book two of Moose Springs focuses on Lana Montgomery, a rich vacationer looking to invest in the town, and Rick Harding, the town’s local barkeep struggling to keep the doors open. Lana is crushing hard on Rick, and the feelings are mutual…but Rick’s friends are worried he’ll fall too hard for a girl who won’t be around forever. I loved Rick’s shy but passionate demeanor, and his sassy cat. Lana, however, was harder to love…I wish I could have, because I think she has a big heart and a whip-smart mind, but I had a hard time relating to her situation and her choices.
This book in the series took me far longer to get through then her first, and I think it was because I didn’t love the characters as much as the first one. I dragged through it, but I still gave it three and a half stars because “it’s not you, it’s me!”. I don’t think there was anything wrong with this romance, per say, I just really wasn’t digging it and it took me months to finish. The story was slower paced and didn’t hook me from the start like Graham and Zoey’s story did.
I will still highly recommend this book, and I love that it still held the charm and wintery holiday cheer of the first one. These make for a great little holiday read and I think I’ll love them more next year if I wait until November or December to pick them up. I will continue to be a fan of Morgenthaler’s, for sure! Moose Springs is such a charming little town with charming characters that I can’t wait to jump back into next winter.
Sorry for the short review – trying to catch up on all the books I’ve picked up in the last few months that need some love and attention! Thanks to the publisher for the advance copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review. 🙂