Review – North of Need by Laura Kaye

Title: North of Need

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Author: Laura Kaye

Publisher:  Entangled, 2011

Source: Kindle purchase, $4.99

Rating: 4

Sexy Rating: 5

Description from

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.


This novel is billed as a Paranormal Romance but it is also very much a Fantasy Romance.  Reading it brought to mind the old Frosty The Snowman tune and that silly movie about the dead father coming back as a snowman starring Michael Keaton.  But fairytales aside this was a good read but probably not my favorite.   The writing is good, the development is good.  So what didn’t make this better?  I couldn’t wrap my head around a guy who had no flaws…or maybe his flaw was he was too good.  Yes he had those “issues” in his past god-life but they really weren’t flaws.  The heroine had all the flaws and here she is bedding this guy like every two minutes and she still can’t tell him she loves him even though she does.  This is supposed to add tension but was a bit annoying.  Okay, sounds like I didn’t like it, not the case.  Stranded in a blizzard with a hunky god who only wants to love me?  Oh yeah!

This is my second Laura Kaye book after Hearts In Darkness reviewed last week.


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