Review: North of Need by Laura Kaye

Posted August 29th, 2012 by in 2012 Read, 4.25 Wine Glasses, Reviews / 19 comments

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Review: North of Need by Laura Kaye
Book: North of Need
Author: Laura Kaye
Article Type: Book Review

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Her tears called a powerful snow god to life, but only her love can grant the humanity he craves…

Desperate to escape agonizing memories of Christmas past, twenty-nine-year-old widow Megan Snow builds a snow family outside the mountain cabin she once shared with her husband, realizing too late that she’s recreated the very thing she’ll never have.

Called to life by 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. But this Christmas 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.

Review: North of Need by Laura Kaye

Read for Fun!
Overall Rating 4.25
Story Rating 4.00
Character Rating 4.50

First Thought when Finished: That was an interesting take on the snowman comes to life story and I really liked it!

What I thought of the story: I read North of Need in one afternoon while I was on vacation. The story was really well paced, sweet, seductive, and did a great job of balancing romance/intrigue. If it had any flaws it was in the small time they had to fall in love but by the end I accepted that too! Owen and Megan were both at places where they needed to save each other. Even though Owen was sent to save Megan, I believe that she saved him as well. The ending of the story is what really got me though. I LOVED IT! We all know that the end of a book can truly make/break a story for me. This is an example of a perfect ending! It worked really well for North of Need.

What I thought of the characters: This is the first time I have read Laura Kaye but I can tell she is going to be one of my favorites. Her ability to write complicated, damaged, yet inspiring characters was brilliant. Even though both Megan and Owen were damaged their perseverance and gumption shined though their actions. Owen was what leading men should be: strong, resilient, vulnerable, and willing to do what is right even if that is walking away. Megan was what leading ladies should be: independent, smart, a little insecure, and willing to, after a while, take a chance. They are the bulk of the story and they carry it well!

Final Thought: I really enjoyed North of Need and look forward to West of Want.

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19 Responses to “Review: North of Need by Laura Kaye”

  1. Alexis
    Twitter:

    I’m not quite sure this is one for me but I do like the idea of the snowman coming to life. I’ll always be a kid at heart and it just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy when things like that happen. I’ve never read this author but it sounds like she has a gift in writing characters. I’ll have to give her a try.

  2. Heidi

    Are you seriously trying to tell me that guy was a snowman….no way! I would read this just to drool over the cover. I know how you feel about endings! I am all for books with nice endings. That is another reason to add this besides the cover!

  3. Missie, The Unread Reader
    Twitter:

    Okay, so you know I hate the cold, but suddenly, I want to move to the coldest place on earth and have my snowman come to life! He’d certainly heat things up where it counts. LOL

    I’m so funny!

    I love damaged characters, and I don’t mind when the characters fall for each other quickly, especially when the end works in their favor.

  4. Jenny
    Twitter:

    So you know I was sold on this one after simply seeing the cover and finding out Owen is a snow god, so the fact that it has a perfect ending only reaffirms my decision to download this bad boy on my Kindle asap. It will be my first snowman/snow god book. Can’t wait 😉

  5. Christi Snow
    Twitter:

    I can’t believe you’ve never read any of Laura’s books! You have to read HEARTS IN DARKNESS. It’s my favorite of hers and is a quick read, so it’s easy to slide into your schedule. I loved this book….because it featured Megan Snow. ;o)

  6. Diana Leigh

    A snowman come to life story? That caught my attention! It sounds like a winner…I’ll have to give Laura Kaye a try.

    P.S. I love your new header too. Witches rule!!

  7. aurian
    Twitter:

    First: I love that new header!!!!
    Second: I have ordered this book last week, as I have won the second book. Knowing you love it, will make me read it very fast 🙂