Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Winter's Magic by Cynthia Gail

Book Description:
Owner of La Bella Vita, a five-star day spa nestled in the affluent suburbs of Nashville, Tennessee, Beth Sergeant knows her elite clientele first hand. She attended their private schools. She was even engaged, although briefly, to one of their most recognized bachelors. But she never fit in to their social-elite world.

After losing his parents to a car accident at a young age, Nick Chester was raised by his grandfather, the wealthiest man in Nashville. When he chooses to socialize, he has a never-ending list of exclusive events and beautiful women vying for his attention. Yet he never lets himself forget that everyone has an agenda.

Beth can’t resist Nick’s charm and accepts an invitation to dinner, despite her deep-seated insecurities. She proves she’s nothing like other women Nick's dated and learns to trust him in return. But just as the last of their resistance crumbles and true love is within reach, challenges from Nick's past threaten to destroy everything and force Beth to reveal her most guarded secret.

My Thoughts:
This was an enjoyable book.  Beth is a smart business woman who owns and manages an amazing spa.  She meets Nick when he comes in to a spa package and there is an instant attraction.  While Beth grew up with the elite, she was never really a part of that circle since her family wasn't as wealthy as most.  Nick on the other hand is from an exceptionally wealthy family and could have his choice of women.  Will their two worlds find a way to exist together?
I did like the instant attraction in this book.  It was there, you could feel it and their bantering was great to read.  Beth was a complex character who has issues both past and present that affect the way she sees the world.  Nick is strong and wants to do things on his own but is also kind and private.  They are a great couple.  The 'issues' that try to tear them apart are understandable and even unsurprising, but the story all in all was good.
I rate this a 4/5.  It was a good quick romance read.

Thank you to PumpUpYourBooks for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


  1. Thank you for having me today, Ashley. I appreciate the good review and hope you had a wonderful holiday!

  2. Thank you for the review. Winter's Magic sounds like a great read.


    1. It really is and you can really feel the characters' emotions!