Thursday, October 10, 2019

Review: Snowflakes and Sparks by Sophie-Leigh Robbins



Got It Covered Press

Release Date:
October 3, 2019

Synopsis from Goodreads:

One small town. One hot neighbor. One second chance at love.

The best fake snow decorations in L.A.? Done by me.

About to get a promotion? Also me.

Sent to a sleepy small town right before Christmas to save a bookstore? Unfortunately, me again.

Old Pine Cove was the one place on earth I had sworn I’d never return to. Then my boss asked me to manage one of our bookstores there. I wanted to tell her no way, but that would definitely lower my chances of being promoted once I returned to L.A. So I sucked it up. Besides, it was only supposed to be temporary. What could possibly go wrong?

Gosh, how naïve of me.

Alex Denverton opening the door with that smoldering look of his, that’s what went wrong. It had been ten years since I crashed his truck and made a run for it. And now he was back in my life. How was I supposed to focus on work knowing he was right next door? And why did I ever agree to organize the annual Winter Walk with him?

One thing was certain, though. If I wanted to have a magical Christmas, I couldn’t ask Santa to make it happen. It was up to me to decide: go big or go home.

Snowflakes and Sparks is a standalone, small town romcom in the Old Pine Cove series.

My Review

Suzie Stonebrooks is not a happy camper when her boss asks her to temporarily run their Old Pine Cove bookstore. She used to live in Old Pine Cove and the town doesn’t remember her well. However, if Suzie wants a promotion within the company, she’ll have to head to Old Pine Cove and then back to LA for a promotion.

One of the first people she runs into is Alex Denverton. Her old boyfriend and the one person she did not want to see. They are quickly thrown together planning the town’s annual Winter Walk. The sparks are still flying between these two.

I fell in love with these characters immediately. Suzie is a strong and lovable character. She’s also a realistic character who I truly found myself caring about.

This is such a sweet, charming romance. One of those books that make you feel good and put you right into the holiday spirit. It’s a quick read that came at a great time for me and was a real stress-reliever. I’m so looking forward to the next book in this series.

For reading challenges:
Literary Escapes Reading Challenge 2019 (Wisconsin)

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from the author and publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. After all the gruesome thrillers I've read recently, this is ideal reading for me too.

  2. That sounds good. I like holiday books.


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