Sleigh Bells in the Snow by Sarah Morgan Review & Interview

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Once upon a time, Christmas was Kayla Green’s favorite time of year. Now all the workaholic wants for Christmas is for it to be over—as fast as possible! So when duty calls her to snowy Vermont to close a deal with a new client, Kayla is grateful for an excuse to avoid the holidays for another year.
Jackson O’Neil left a thriving business behind to return home and salvage his family’s resort—it’s in his blood, and he can’t let it fail. Now that he’s got marketing whiz Kayla Green working with him to put Snow Crystal on the map, success is on the horizon. The fact they strike enough sparks off each other to power all the Christmas lights in Vermont is just an added bonus.
Kayla might be an expert at her job, but she’s out of her depth with Jackson—he makes her crave the happy-ever-after she once dreamed of, and it’s terrifying. As the snowflakes continue to swirl, will the woman who doesn’t believe in the magic of Christmas finally fall under its spell?






Sleigh Bells in the Snow has everything that I absolutely love about holiday novels! Snow Crystal is a small town in Vermont and it is there that we meet Kayla and Jackson. Their romance is sweet and full of sexual tension. True to formula of holiday  themed books, Sleigh Bells in the Snow has a happy ending and it will get you in the mood for the month of December!!

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of Sleigh Bells in the Snow in exchange for an honest review.






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USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes hot, happy contemporary romance and her trademark humor and sensuality have gained her fans across the globe. Described as ‘a magician with words’ by RT Book Reviews, she has sold over 11 million copies of her books. She has been nominated three years in succession for the prestigious RITA© Award from the Romance Writers of America and won the award twice; in 2012 for her book ‘Doukakis’s Apprentice’ and 2013 for ‘A Night of No Return’. She also won the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award in 2012 and has made numerous appearances in their ‘Top Pick’ slot.
As a child Sarah dreamed of being a writer and although she took a few interesting detours along the way, she is now living that dream.
Sarah lives near London with her husband and children, and when she isn’t reading or writing she loves being outdoors, preferably on vacation so she can forget the house needs tidying.


1.       Maple sounds like such a great dog! Great name too. Do you have pets? Would you consider yourself a dog person?

I had so much fun writing Maple. For me she’s actually a secondary character in the book, complete with her own personality. She’s a miniature poodle and the really fun fact is that she’s based on real life Maple who belongs to Dianne Moggy from Harlequin. I was talking to Dianne at an author event last year and she was entertaining me with stories about her dog, Maple. As she described Maple’s various antics I knew she’d be perfect in my story and Dianne agreed to let me ‘borrow’ her. Maple plays a role in the developing relationship between Kayla and Jackson, but she is also instrumental in Kayla’s change from city girl workaholic to snow loving Vermont girl, so the dog isn’t just window dressing. And Dianne kindly gave me photographs and also a brilliant video clip that my youngest son used when he made me a book video for Sleigh Bells. So readers can see the real Maple jumping for joy, which she does in the book all the time. She’s adorable. Dianne is very lucky! Everyone in my house is in love with Maple, especially as we don’t have pets at the moment (but have had them in the past!). I’m so busy right now and I know I wouldn’t be able to give them the time they’d need and deserve, but I’m definitely a dog person. I’m also a horse person but there is no way I’ll ever persuade my husband to let me keep one of those in the garden.

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2.       When is the next book in this series going to be ready? We can’t wait to read more…which brother will you write about next?

The next book, Suddenly Last Summer, will be out in July 2014 and it’s Sean’s story. Sean is an interesting character, and quite complex. He’s a talented orthopedic surgeon, focused on his career and sure of himself and what he wants. He’s Jackson’s twin brother and loves his family, but he also finds the pressure of family, the expectations, oppressive. He has many unresolved issues that influence the way he relates to Snow Crystal and those are explored more fully in Suddenly Last Summer. Although he was born and raised at Snow Crystal like his brothers, he’s moved away from that and is now living a city lifestyle but then certain events force him to rethink.


3.       If you could have lunch with one person, who would it be?

It took me about two days to pick one person and I think I went through everyone alive as well as quite a few people not alive. In the end I decided I’d have lunch with Prince Harry because I think we’d have so much fun and lunch isn’t just about eating (unless there is goats cheese and chocolate brownie on the menu in which case Prince Harry will just have to wait until I’ve finished). And if I could invite extra people then I’d probably invite a bunch of my readers. We’d all have fun together.


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