Title: Saving Grace
Series: Love Under the Big Sky #2.5
Author: Kristen Proby
Release Date: November 30, 2015
Sparks fly like snowflakes when a klutzy but gorgeous novice crosses skis with a hot resort owner in this tempting tie-in to New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby’s popular Love Under the Big Sky series!
Grace Douglas is on a practice run for her friend Cara Donovan’s bachelorette party ski weekend in Aspen. The problem is, despite living in rugged and picturesque Cunningham Falls, Montana, Grace is the clumsiest person ever born. To prepare for the trip, she is taking lessons at a local ski resort. She just prays that they have an ambulance on standby.
Sexy hotelier Jacob Berkley is ready to play ski instructor, but he quickly discovers that the best place on the mountain for Grace is in the lodge with a hot toddy. Her sense of humor and easy laugh quickly pull him in, and soon he’s determined to help her get off the bunny slope for a fun vacation with her friends. He just didn’t expect their steamy chemistry to trigger an avalanche of desire straight to his heart.
When Grace's friends send her on an overnight trip to get ski lessons, Grace is less than enthused. She's a known klutz and would much rather spend her day on the beach than risking life and limb on the ski slopes. One look at her hunky instructor changes her attitude entirely.
Jacob Baxter (Bax) is the billionaire owner of the ski Lodge where Grace is staying. He wasn't planning to give any ski lessons the day she showed up, but one look at her and he was more than happy to play the role. He is almost immediately smitten by her quirky, dorky personality and Grace is powerless against Bax's gentlemanly manners and irresistible English accent. What starts as a chore quickly becomes the most fun either of them has had in a long, long time.
This was a super short, super sweet story. Grace is truly a dork, and her bumbling goofy sense of humor had me chuckling out loud more than once. Bax is charming and authoritative without being overbearing. Their chemistry is immediate and hot. Like, hot hot. This story was like a perfect rich, decadent, ooey gooey brownie bite. Short, sweet, and just a little sinful.
~ Review by Shelly
If Jacob Berkley is what all ski instructors are like, I'm headed to the mountains. Don't call, don't message, and definitely don't worry about me. Pretty sure I'll be just fine...
Grace Douglas does NOT live up to her name. She's more likely to fall on her face, or end up incapacitated, than successfully learn to ski. And yet, she's going to try.
Enter Jacob Berkley. He's not just an instructor, he's also the sexily accented resort owner, and the man that has Grace heating up even in the cold, cold snow...
This one from Kristen Proby is an adorable little novella that won me over. I wasn't sure at first—Jacob's overuse of 'darling' was a touch grating to begin with—but I soon found myself immersed in Saving Grace.
The banter was so much fun—and gave me a little throwback thrill as a fan of Ms. Proby's With Me In Seattle series. The characters were sexy and connected well *ahem* if you know what I mean. And the meet-cute confusion was a sweet set-up for this couple.
Saving Grace was ultra-fast and very lightweight. Exactly the kind of book you'd want to read by the fire in a snow lodge. After your lesson with Mr. Berkley, of course.
~ Review by Beth
Kristen Proby is the New York Times bestselling author of the Love Under the Big Sky trilogy and the self-published With Me in Seattle and Boudreaux series. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.