Parks and Recreation meets The Blue Collar Comedy Tour in this third book in Molly Harper's Bluegrass series of contemporary romances: A love triangle of colleagues heats up the winter lodge where they get snowed in for a week. Kentucky Tourism Commission employee and executive assistant extraordinaire Kelsey is known around the office for having everything under control. So it's not surprising that she and her boss, Sadie, have everything planned to the second for the office winter retreat. But there are things even Kelsey can't micromanage. An unprecedented snowstorm smothers half of Kentucky and knocks out the power, closes the roads, and generally shuts down the state. Luckily, the lodge has working fireplaces and enough food to keep the staff from turning on each other like something out of The Shining.
Kelsey wouldn't mind being stuck inside if it wasn't for the tension with her not-so-secret crush, Charlie, the office's statistician. But handsome Ranger Luke, the lodge's only employee on hand, is there to take Kelsey’s mind off her discomfort. Even though this weekend is supposed to be a planning session for KTC, Kelsey can’t help her mind from wandering and finds herself conflicted over Luke and Charlie. Someone's love will keep her warm, but whose will it be?
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It's a cute story. Too cute. I would think perhaps young women, college age or young adults.
someone more Southern
If you love Molly Harper, you'll love this. People say that they can't believe that Kelsey makes such poor choices.....Well that's how we learn. And what good would the story be if everything went smoothly. I had lots of laugh out loud moments. (almost a given with Molly Harper).
So many, but I don't want to give away anything. But one is when Kelsey and Charlie over hear Bonnie and Will talking......it really got me.
Amanda Ronconi is a great narrator and I've listened to her do other stories, but she does all of Molly Harper books fantastic.
No crying just laugh out loud moments. Molly Harper writes to entertain, if you want deep thinking and tragic moments with reason and philosophy, read something else. Molly Harper is pure fun.
I have every audible that's out there from Molly Harper and narrated by Amanda Ronconi....Love them and look forward to more.
I love to read books too. But Amanda Ronconi is an amazing narrator, and she makes the story and characters come to life. And the witty delivery is always the best, much better than my inner voice, so I will always choose the audio book first.
I don't want to give way any spoilers.
But pillow forts, confrontations in doorways and epic popcorn revenge was truly amazing.
Everything, as always.
When Kelsey finally know her own self-worth.
A well written story, it really does one of my favorite characters justice, one of the best from Molly Harper.
The book was mildly entertaining. I love Ms Harper's stories but this was not one of her stronger ones.
Kelsey and her boyfriend have such a long history and he is such a good character that I this more could have been done with their breakup and less with the snow storm. I think there should have been more character development with Charles.
Amanda Ronconi enhances the character's development with her readings that when just reading the book would lack.
There was not enough " story " to the book to warrent a follow up
AKA The Geeky Blogger
Listened for Fun (Audible)
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 3.75
Character Rating: 4.25
Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: Snow Falling on Bluegrass by Molly Harper is my favorite in the series. It had all the fun, snark, love, and friendship that is signature Molly Harper. I enjoy the friendships almost as much as the romance!
Narrated By Amanda Ronconi / Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
As I have said before Amanda/Molly are a great duo. Listen to any of the series and I dare you not to fall in love!
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I can so relate, having grown up in the very places in the book and having Southern in-laws. Molly Harper is a wonderful author, spinner great, realistic characters full of fire, wit and flaws. Amanda Ronconi is brilliant. I will listen to anything she narrates because she's just that great.
This book follows the Bluegrass formula, but that's ok. Sometimes we need great, fun characters we know to struggle and have a happy ending.
"Kentucky, at least we are not Arkansas..."
You can not NOT listen to it again. It is a hoot. It is better than the previous two of bluegrass books and I really liked those.
I rather like the geek pod, so I would say the part at the end where they take revenge. Sorry, more info would be spoiler danger.
She is queen of narrators. I preffer English accented narration most of the time, but this is American book by American author and she has lovely accent and just great voice. All Molly Harper books are narrated by her and I think it makes them even better than written form. She is perfect! You forget straight away it is read by one person only!
It is more of a funny book, so I was laughing rather that "aaaaaawwwwing" I did want to strangle Kelsey's ex a lot though. No, no... More of the boxing his ears over and over and over and over... again. No, strangle... no wait...
You do not need to listen to these books in order, although it is better if you are considering this one. However, this one is really my favourite from the lot.
"Well written and utterly forgettable"
No - I tend to recommend most of her other books to my friends but this, and admittedly the other two in the series, simply do not hit the mark for me. They are an enjoyable read for your public transport wait - but by the end of the story I had already forgotten the beginning.
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