Review: An Alaskan Christmas (Wild River #1)

Title: An Alaskan Christmas (Wild River #1)
Author: Jennifer Snow
Genre: Romance
Publisher: Harlequin
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Format: Ebook
Release Date: September 24, 2019
Rating: ★★★★★


Goodreads Synopsis:

In Alaska, it’s always a white Christmas—but the sparks flying between two reunited friends could turn it red-hot…

If there’s one gift Erika Sheraton does not want for Christmas, it’s a vacation. Ordered to take time off, the workaholic surgeon reluctantly trades in her scrubs for a ski suit and heads to Wild River, Alaska. Her friend Cassie owns a tour company that offers adventures to fit every visitor. But nothing compares to the adrenaline rush Erika feels on being reunited with Cassie’s brother, Reed Reynolds.

Gone is the buttoned-up girl Reed remembers. His sister’s best friend has blossomed into a strong, skilled, confident woman. She’s exactly what his search-and-rescue team needs—and everything he didn’t know he craved. The gulf between his life in Wild River and her big-city career is wide. But it’s no match for a desire powerful enough to melt two stubborn hearts…


Erika Sheraton is a head surgeon who has never had a vacation. After some complaints at work, she’s sent on a two week vacation. She goes back to her hometown of Wild River to see her childhood best friend, Cassie. Cassie’s brother, Reed Reynolds, works as part of the search and rescue team for the mountains around Wild River. He’s surprised to see Erika has grown into a beautiful woman, but she seems like too much of a snob for him. Eventually they have to give in to the chemistry between them, but they have to wonder what will happen when Erika’s vacation ends.

Before reading this book, I didn’t know anything about search and rescue operations in Alaska. I’ve never been interested in outdoor sports and I’ve never been skiing before. I loved the intensity that this added to the story. There were some serious life and death situations that were scary to read about and imagine. I learned a lot from this story.

The romance was steamy right from the beginning. It started soon after the main characters met, so there wasn’t any waiting for the romance. The stakes were high for Erika and Reed, because they had issues with their parents that they were working through as well. I loved the romance between Erika and Reed.

This is a steamy holiday romance!

Thank you Harlequin for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

What to read next:

Under an Alaskan Sky (Wild River #2) by Jennifer Snow

A Wedding in December by Sarah Morgan

Other books in the series:

  • Under an Alaskan Sky
  • A Sweet Alaskan Fall

Have you read An Alaskan Christmas? What did you think of it?

Author: jilljemmett

Jill lives in Toronto, Canada. She has studied English, Creative Writing, and Publishing. Jill is the creator and content producer of Jill’s Book Blog, where she has published a blog post every day for the last four years, including 5-7 book reviews a week. She can usually be found with her nose in a book.

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