Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Spotlight Review: Snow Play by Barbara Elsborg

SNOW PLAY - Barbara Elsborg
Ellora’s Cave www.ellorascave.com
ISBN: 978-1-41992-863-5
June 2010
Erotic Contemporary Romance - Short Story

Austria - Present Day

Feeling like the proverbial fifth-wheel on her ski vacation, Allie decides to let her coupled-up friends enjoy the slopes while she tours the glacier. Unfortunately ski boots do not make for good hunting, and she slides in the ice cave and knocks herself unconscious. When she wakes up (after a mild freak-out episode), she is rescued by the gorgeous Zach, who she proclaims to be not only her hero, but the god of the mountain.

Zach is sort-of hiding out at his friend’s yet-to-be-opened ice hotel while recuperating from a knee injury. Seeing an extra set of skis after the lifts have closed for the night, Zach has the feeling that someone is in danger, and goes looking. He wasn’t sure what he was expecting, but nothing could have prepared him for Allie. She’s sweet, and funny, and Zach is falling fast.

Two single people, pseudo-trapped on the top of a mountain indulge in a little SNOW PLAY. Zach’s recent bad experiences can be partially blamed on women, so he’s trying to take a break from them. Yet, Allie makes him feel things no other woman has ever made him feel, and it’s not just lust. Allie doesn’t usually indulge in flings, but for some reason she wants to indulge with Zach.

Erotic enough to melt the ice hotel they are staying in, SNOW PLAY is also filled with humor, and a thoroughly enjoyable short story.

Jennifer Bishop

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