Mar 11, 2015

31 Days of Winter by C.J. Fallowfield Review

31 Days of Winter
By: C.J. Fallowfield
Release Date: December 1st, 2014

What would you do if everything you thought you knew about your relationship turned out to be a lie? If your boss made you dread going to work each morning, despite the fact that you enjoyed what you did? If you had a dream that you’d never followed because you were scared of change?

Ellie Baxter is a 26 year old Senior Editor in a Publishing firm, whose relationship is stagnant and she feels unfulfilled and underutilized in her career. Following a shocking discovery, her best friend convinces her to take a month out, to give her time to reassess her life. So she books a twenty-eight day retreat in a cute little boathouse, situated on an island, in the middle of a loch, in a remote part of Scotland. Her intention, to be as far away as humanly possible from any distractions.

The gorgeous caretaker of the island that she has escaped to, however, instantly challenges that plan. Sexual sparks fly from the moment he picks her up from the airport. Yet while the mutual attraction is undeniable, he insists that nothing can ever happen between them, they can only be friends. As they spend more and more time together, is it a promise that he can keep? Can a man and a woman with sizzling chemistry really just be friends?
He wants to know Ellie’s life story, but refuses to give away much about himself, not least where he disappears to for four hours every day. Ellie is intrigued by him, and becomes determined to break down his emotional walls, as well as tempt him into her bed. But when she finds out his secret, will she still want him?

I was excited to read 31 Days of Winter by C.J. Fallowfield, as I am a huge fan of her writing, but nothing could have prepared me for the emotional turmoil of 31 Days of Winter.
This is a story of Ellie Baxter, who is a hard working senior editor at a publishing house, who is not only dedicated to her job, but also to her fiancé Zac. That is until; Ellie takes a day off of work to surprise Zac with a romantic weekend for his birthday, but she is the one surprised when she finds him in their bed with two prostitutes! Slowly everything about their life together unravels and Ellie finds that she was engaged to a stranger.
So Ellie decides to take a month off from her job and go write a book and decide what she should do with the rest of her life. So she books a holiday in a beautiful house on an isolated island in Scotland. The last thing she expects is to fall in love with the houses caretaker; only to find out he has lied to her too… I am stopping there as not to give away any more of the story, and trust me I have barely skimmed the surface of this delicious story!
I have to say that the talented hands and mind of C.J. Fallowfield has done it again and completely blown me away! This book is truly amazing and I found it hard to put down…which is why I didn’t and was sleep deprived and had a huge book hangover for days after completing this book.
The writing was smooth; the story was gripping, thrilling and heartbreaking all at the same time. The characters were well though and I honest can say I fell in love Dan myself.
There is only one drawback I found with this book; it’s a two part series!!! Not I have to wait for the next book *sob* but it is well worth the wait! As this book is simply divine!
So I give 31 Days of Winter a well-deserved 10 out of 10!

 C.J. Fallowfield is an Amazon #1 bestselling author of contemporary humorous erotic romance novels. She started writing in October 2013 and released her first novel, New Leaves, No Strings (The Austin Series #1) in January 2014.. She comes from the United Kingdom and is half French. She lives in the wonderful countryside of Wales, surrounded by rolling hills, trees and fields full of sheep and cows. Her writing aids include chocolate, Ben & Jerry’s and copious amounts of coffee. Reading was her main pastime, until she discovered the joy of writing, but she still tries to set aside time to indulge her appetite for funny, or steamy, reads by other authors too. She is yet to meet her Prince Charming, but lives with her extremely pampered fur baby, Pumpkin, kitten of mass destruction.

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