Friday, June 26, 2015

Review Tour and Giveaway: Snow Boy by Kay Manis (X-Treme Boys Series)

Title: Snow Boy
Series: X-Treme Sports #5
Author: Kay Manis
Genre: Sports Romance
Release: June 22, 2015


Geneva Barton was a bitch—until the threat of criminal charges forced her to confront the demons from her past. Two years later she’s worked hard to overcome her vindictive ways. Everyone has given her a second chance. But does she deserve it?

Maybe a gorgeous stranger on a tropical island, 4,000 miles from home will help her find out.

After suffering heart-breaking loss, Berk Rigby has left his career as a professional snowboarder and returned to his native island home in Kauai, Hawaii. The last thing he deserves is absolution. But when a beautiful guest at his family’s resort forces him to confront his past, he’s suddenly thinking about a future again. A future with her. But does he deserve it?

A chance encounter.
A leap of faith.
A vacation that will last a lifetime.

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My Review

Okay, yes.  I totally hated Geneva in the first two books in the series.  And honestly, I didn't really forgive her in the next two.  But when I started reading Snow Boy, it was like starting with a brand-new Geneva.  I know her past, but the way the story is told, it was almost like starting with her from scratch.

Now Berk on the other hand...he's a totally fresh face in the series, and I absolutely fell in love with him.  Such a tragic past, there's no way you can't feel for him--I wanted to be the one to console him and just swallow him up in my arms.  That's how much empathy and sympathy is drummed up by the author in the way she wrote him.  

Berk and Geneva finding each other and entering into their supposedly vacation-only romance felt quite fitting, and just like the characters felt like it was evolving into so much more, you'll be desperately hoping for the same to happen.  The two of them together just create so much emotional intensity, you can't help but be drawn in as you read.

But now that the vacation is over, and they both go their separate ways...I'm just dying to find out what happens next to complete their story.  And the intimate scenes between the two of them are so fiercely intense and powerful (well, along with a bit of funny when Berk gets a hold of the book Geneva is reading), in addition to being stimulating reading they are also very emotional.

Snow Boy is a great 4-star read for me, and I'd recommend it to anyone who likes sports romance or contemporary romance stories.  And if you're already a fan of the X-Treme Boys series, you're going to love Snow Boy!

Author Bio:

Kay Manis lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, daughter and five pound Chihuahua affectionately named "Tiny." When not writing or researching you'll find Kay reading a good book, eating out with friends or napping. 

Kay's biggest goal in writing is to amuse, inspire and entertain. If she's done that for you then she says she'll always consider herself a success.

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