Friday, 10 February 2017

Review ~ Chalet Girls by Lorraine Wilson

Chalet GirlseARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: February 10th 2017

Publisher: HarperImpulse

What happens when life in Verbier suddenly goes off-piste?

Lucy’s been bowled over by the sexy extreme skier who’s hurtled into her life. But can she accept Seb’s commitment to his adrenaline-filled career?

Trusting any man is out of the question after what’s happened to Beth. So why is she so drawn to twinkly-eyed Dan when he’s leaving at the end of the season?

Sophie’s madly in love with her gorgeous fiancĂ©, Luc. Only instead of gleefully planning the winter wedding of her dreams, all she wants is to run and hide…

Three Chalet Girls are about to strap on their skis and find out!

My Opinion

I love this series.

When I heard we would be getting a full-length Chalet Girl novel I squealed. Literally. I've been following this imprint of HarperCollins since it was set up, and Lorraine Wilson was one of the first authors I requested a book from. Ever since then I've been dying to be taken back to the snowy world with another Chalet Girl story.

While I wouldn't exactly call this an official full-length novel, it was a great read I couldn't put down. It's more like three novella-length stories--Lucy, Sophie, and Beth's--all linked into one book. It's told in first person from the POV of the girls.

At first I was a little put off by the separateness of the characters and their stories. It felt like every chapter I went back to the beginning of a new story and wasn't really making much progress. However, once I got over that I fell in love with Lorraine's writing all over again. I got lost in the sweet world of the chalet girls and could put the book down.

The one thing I love most about these books is the sweetness. While there are some hot and steamy sections, the writing is also unashamedly cute. They are perfect reads to curl up with in the winter; they're cosy, easy books and I can't help but smile while reading them.

As for the characters, I enjoyed all three stories in this book. I was also glad a number of previous characters--Holly and Tash--we're included. All three romances were cute and had their own twists to keep things interesting. They also all flowed together well to culminate in the wedding. I thought the author did a good job of merging the stories so that, while it's technically three novellas split up, it felt like one book.

Overall, I love this series. It's been awhile since I've had the pleasure of reading a Chalet Girl book, but it was worth the wait. I'd definitely recommend these books to anyone wanting an easy, feel-good read that will put a smile on your face.


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