This book had so much of what I look for in a holiday story. I love that the season was important, but it wasn't everything - it was there to be a part of the story, not the story itself. Carrie is a career driven reporter that has taken on one heck of a challenge. Finding the most sought after and reclusive author and getting an interview will be the article that finally gets her where she wants to be. Carrie is more than just a career-woman though. She wants it all, friends and family included.
Finn is not anything like what I expected at first. Yes, he's this crazy wilderness survival guy that lives by himself in Alaska. But, there is a huge amount of depth to him. His reasons for becoming an author and the way he has responded to fame were great and I totally fell in love with his personality. He was incredibly stand-offish and grumpy to begin with, but as the story progressed he slowly let all the walls down and we really get to see what an amazing guy he is.
This story happens around the holidays. There is just the right amount of Christmas cheer and holiday specialness. A wonderful mix with some great romance to tie it all together. I really enjoyed watching their relationship grow and develop from annoyance to not being able to live without each other.