Popsugar Reading Challenge 2022 Book 3

Midnight in the Snow by Karen Swan was a My Book Moment choice. To be honest, it’s not the shortest of books, over 460 pages, but it was so compelling that as soon as I started reading I could not put it down and read it in one day.

What it’s about?

From Goodreads:

From Sunday Times bestselling author Karen Swan, Midnight in the Snow is the story of a forbidden attraction that will reveal long-buried secrets, set amongst the snow-covered mountains of the Austrian Alps.

Award-winning director Clover Phillips is riding high when she encounters Kit Foley; a surfer and snowboarder as well-known for controversy as he is for winning championships.

Involved in an accident that had devastating consequences for a bitter rival, Kit has never spoken about what really happened that day. Determined to find out the truth, Clover heads to the snowy wilderness of the Austrian Alps, sharing a romantic winter wonderland with a man who can’t stand her.

But as she delves deeper, Clover finds herself both drawn to Kit, and even more convinced he’s hiding something. Is Kit Foley really as cold as he seems?

What I think:

The opening of this book is so engaging that it really draws you in. Clover and her documentary team are the talk of the town, winning awards for their documentary about the aftermath of an accident that shocked the surfing community. The story of the competition between Cory Allbright and Kit Foley has captivated the world. But it has also cast Kit as the villain and he has quit surfing and is now training to be a snowboarded.

Clover decides that Kit’s story would be the perfect follow up and she heads to the Austrian Alps to follow his training for his first competition.

This is classic enemies to lovers trope. Clover and Kit hate each other at the start of the book. He blames her for the way he was portrayed and the impact this has had on his life. She has grown close to the Allbright family and blames him for the accident an dots tragic consequences.

There is lots of sexual tension and arguing as their relationship develops.

If you are looking forward to the winter Olympics this will definitely whet your appetite even more as it explores the super competitive world of professional athletes.

I love Clover’s film crew and all of the characters are really well developed. This isn’t necessarily a book I would have chosen, but it was a really good read. Lots of twists and turns along the way to a satisfying ending.

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