ARC Review: Where Winter Finds You by J.R. Ward

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ARC Review: Where Winter Finds You by J.R. Ward
Where Winter Finds You

4.5 Stars


Book Info

Released: November 26 2019
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #17.5
Published by Gallery Books
Pages: 416
Format: eARC
 

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“…longtime fans of the BDB will find this story delivers on the sweet romance…”
~ Under the Covers

I’ve had a bit of a bumpy ride with my beloved Black Dagger Brotherhood series this year.  And honestly, I wasn’t sure how I felt about the release of this book because it felt a bit too soon for me to read this HEA.  How could J.R. Ward make me think it was the right thing?  But I went into this book with an open mind and let it take me on a ride.  And I’m happy that I did.

If you haven’t read THE SHADOWS, you may want to skip reading this review as it may be a little spoilery but I’ll try to keep it as spoiler free as possible.  This is the HEA for Trez and Selena, with a twist.  We’ve seen that twist coming in the past few books and I personally wasn’t on board with it.  And then I kept comparing this to Tohr and I just couldn’t wrap my head around why this was happening now.  But let’s put those feelings aside.  It took me a while to feel like WHERE WINTER FINDS YOU hits a stride.  At first it was a tad slow to get into but I think I realized that it was delivering what it was supposed to.  A sweet Christmas story.  It has winter charm and it may even be a little mushy feeling.  It fit the HEA really well.

While this story is not without some plot holes, I think I was so happy with how I enjoyed the HEA that I overlooked those. I was also expecting this to be a novella but it was a full length book basically.  It focuses on the main love story without going too much on the sidelines with extras.

I think longtime fans of the BDB will find this story delivers on the sweet romance that Trez deserves and it brings it about in a way that felt natural and right.  I was happy with the end result.  It is also my favorite HEA and BDB book of this year so I think I really needed that boost of love for the series. It’s left me excited to read THE SINNER.  Who’s ready for more BDB?

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About J.R. Ward

J.R. Ward is a #1 New York Times bestselling author with more than 15 million novels in print published in 25 different countries around the world. The books in her popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series have held the #1 spot on the New York Times hardcover, mass market, eBook, and combined print/eBook fiction bestseller lists and have debuted in the top 5 on the USA Today bestseller list. Prior to her writing career, Ward worked as a lawyer in Boston and spent many years as the Chief of Staff of one of Harvard’s world-renowned academic medical centers. Ward currently lives with her family in Kentucky where she has learned to enjoy and appreciate all things Southern. Connect with her online at www.jrward.com, Facebook.com/JRWardBooks, and Twitter.com/JRWard1.

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Kathleen Bylsma

Well, it is J. R. Ward so it’ll be worth reading, minor fails included…thanks!

Elizabeth

I still have the beast on my tbr :-/

Amy R

Thanks for the review, I need to catch up on this series.

Timitra

Thanks Francesca for the review