An Officer and a Rebel

Posted August 23, 2014 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments

An Officer and a RebelAn Officer and a Rebel by Cindi Madsen
Series: Accidentally In Love #2.5
Format: eARC
Published by Macmillan Source: Netgalley
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance, Second Chances
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Doing the wrong thing has never felt so right...

The last person police officer Nate Walsh expected to discover stranded in a snowstorm is his brother's ex—and former town rebel—Kelsey Cooper. His complete opposite in every way, Kelsey’s the girl he never allowed himself to want. But when she agrees to stay with him until the storm passes, he definitely finds himself wanting the gorgeous, tattooed woman. Too bad Nate’s sure his brother is still in love with her…

Kelsey had only meant to drive through her tiny hometown, not end up spending time there. With a cop. But despite her issues with authority figures, even she can admit Mr. Serious looks pretty hot in his uniform. Unfortunately, she’s sworn off relationships—and she’ll never be the girl for a nice guy.

Another Christmas novella! I should warn you folks, my love for all things Christmas is kind of overwhelming, I love Christmas (I literally just bought four new ornaments for my tree months in advance of December). I’ve been reading a couple of Christmas books in the past few weeks, but be prepared for there to be a lot more in the coming weeks, because I am really enjoying them so far.

So Kelsey is on her way to visit her mom for Christmas when she decided to take a detour through the town that she grew up in, she’s feeling nostalgic since her mother moved away and wanted to drive through her town one last time to say goodbye. Only a snowstorm hits, a deer darts in front of her car, and she crashes into a guardrail. Now not only is car unmovable, its also about to buried under a couple feet of snow. Nate shows up and saves the day, being a cop he was out on patrol when he saw her wreck, and of course it turns out to be the girl he always liked but that was dating his younger brother. He offers her a room at his place and she takes him up on it.

I loved the attraction going on between them, it’s really kind of great and somewhat angsty. Nate is this upstanding guy who always follows the rules and doesn’t want to try anything with Kelsey because he would never do anything to hurt his brother. Kelsey has a tendency to always go for the wrong guy, but yet she finds herself incredibly attracted to Nate, even though he’s a cop (not her favorite occupation due to her need for speed). Nate fights off his attraction to her, leading to a lot of fun interactions between the two of them, everything from drinking games, snowmobiling, and decorating a Christmas tree. I think because Nate was fighting off his need to act on his feelings it gave me a chance to get to know and really like the two of them as people. Nate was easy to like because he’s just an honorable guy. Kelsey I loved because she clearly marches to the beat of her own drum and I love that about her, and I loved that she really is an independent person.

This is such a feel good Christmas novella/love story. If you love Christmas and happily ever afters then this is definitely a fun and easy read that I have no problem recommending.

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About Cindi Madsen

Cindi Madsen is a USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.

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