Review: North of Need by Laura Kaye

North of Need (Hearts of the Anemoi, #1)Title: North of Need
Author:  Laura Kaye
Series: Hearts of Anemoi
Publisher:  Entangled Publishing
Format: ebook
ISBN: 1937044475
Genre: Paranormal Romance 
Release date: October 2nd 2011
Number of pages: 263
While attempting to escape the agonizing memories she associates with Christmas, twenty-nine-year-old widow Megan Snow builds a snow family outside the mountain cabin she once shared with her husband-and collapses in tears against the snowman at the sight of what she’ll never have.Called to life by the power of Megan’s tears, snow god Owen Winters appears unconscious on her doorstep in the midst of a raging blizzard. As she nurses him to health, Owen finds unexpected solace in her company and unimagined pleasure in the warmth of her body, and vows to win her heart for a chance at humanity.Megan is drawn to Owen’s mismatched eyes, otherworldly masculinity, and enthusiasm for the littlest things, and her heart opens enough to believe he’s a Christmas miracle. But this miracle comes with an expiration-before the snow melts and the temperature rises, Megan must let go of her widow’s grief and learn to trust love again, or she’ll lose Owen forever.

Photobucket I liked the way this story managed to won my heart. At first I found it a bit emotional and just couldn’t imagine a woman that’s devastated with her husband death two years after could fall in love again so fast, but after watching Owen I kinda love him too.

These two suffered a lot in life. Owen was cheated on by his ex-fiancé and things got worse because she’s a bitch and her father is a dearly beloved guy that raised him, so awkward is little compared to what Owen has been through.
Megan is trying to move on in live but can’t forget the guilt she feels after her husband died on Christmas night and it’s still hard for her to just ignore it.
Watch these fall in love is amazing, because we both POV and see how different they feel about life and how these love could change everything. I liked Owen not lying to her and how honest he really was about his reasons to showing up and his feelings.
Boreas was a great drop-in kinda character because he knows a lot and tries to help, but needs to leave these alone, his actions show how much he loves Owen and his daughter betrayal affects him deeply.
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SERIES IN ORDER

#1 – North of Need #2 – West of Want
#3 – South of Surrender (Expected publication: May 28th 2013)
#4 – East of Ecstasy (Expected publication: April 2013)
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Waiting on Wednesday #24

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that features future books I’m highly anticipating for this year.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

Kept (Coveted, #2)
Title: Kept Author:  Shawtelle Madison Series: Coveted Publisher:  Ballantine Books Genre: Urban Fantasy 
Release date: November 27th 2012
Number of pages: 336

Fresh from defending her pack in battle, Natalya Stravinsky, a whip-smart werewolf with a lovable neurotic streak, wants a little rest and relaxation. Once an outcast, she’s now eager to rejoin the ranks of her New Jersey pack, and has even gotten a handle on her obsessive urge to hoard holiday ornaments. Yet Nat barely has time to revel in her progress before the next crisis comes howling at her door.

Nat’s father has suddenly gone missing, captured by the Russian werewolf mafia. And as Nat steps up to save her dad from a mob boss’s deadly game, two men step in to play another round for her heart: her gorgeous alpha ex-boyfriend, Thorn, and her new flame, the sweetly sensitive wizard Nick. With her life growing more harried by the minute, Nat must stay cool, calm, and collected . . . or else risk losing everything.