author: Wendy Sparrow
published: 14 January 2013
genre(s): fantasy, folklore, romance
source: author, book tour
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Seven years ago, Kate Finley fell through the ice into the Winter World and straight into the heart of its king, Jack Frost. Then cold feet set in and Kate ran from the one man who made her feel complete.
Jack let his queen go back to the mortal world to say goodbye but she escaped out of his reach to sunny Florida. Now time is short, and he must convince his runaway bride to give him a second chance to melt her heart.
Until Frosted, my vision of Jack Frost was more like Martin Short in The Santa Clause 3, rather than a blonde, sexy hot guy. Jack Frost, an unexpected marriage to a mortal, estrangement, and a runaway bride? I had no idea how this was going to play out when I picked up this book, but it did, and it did well!
Kate and Jack were both fabulous main characters, frustrating as anything at times! Kate was terrified of love and commitment and Jack wasn’t doing a very good job of showing his love. Kate was emotionally scarred and Jack hadn’t truly had a life for most of his existence. All of that combined made them fascinating, and frustrating. But as the story progressed and we learned more about them, it made it that much easier to fall in love with them both!
Things to love…
- “Jack Frost” mythology. I loved the “Jack Frost” story used as the premise for the story. It was a completely new twist on the stories of Jack we all know.
- The winter kingdom. The author did such a great job of describing this world that I felt like I was there.
- The estrangement. I thought it was an interesting take, and perhaps a bit of a lesson, that the estrangement between Jack and Kate was causing a bit of global warming.
- A new vision of Jack Frost. Sexy blonde guy beats Martin Short’s Jack ANY DAY!
- The love story. Not every love story is perfect from start to finish, not even one based in a tale. I loved that Kate and Jack had baggage of their own and issues getting to their own fairy tale ending.
An absolute must read if you love good romance, a bit of heat, and a happy ending!