opposite-of-frozenTitle:  Opposite of Frozen
Series:  The Thurston Hotel #2
Author:  Jan O’Hara
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  October 3, 2016
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  Kindle Unlimited
Cover Description:

Shepherd fifty-one seniors on a multinational bus tour, including a ninety-five-year-old with a lethal cane?

To preserve his sick brother’s travel business, retired pro athlete Oliver Pike would do far more. But then weather intervenes, forcing the tour bus off-route into the small mountain town of Harmony, Alberta.

In the hold of the bus, amid the walkers and luggage, lies a half-frozen stowaway. Page Maddux is commitment-averse and obviously lacking in common sense. Once revived, she’s also the person Oliver must depend upon to help him keep the “oldsters,” as she calls them, out of harm’s way.

When their week together is over, will Harmony recover from the group’s escapades? And what of Oliver’s heart?

Titles in this series include:

  1.  A Thurston Promise by Brenda Sinclair
  2. Opposite of Frozen by Jan O’Hara
  3. On A Whim by Win Day
  4. Love Under Construction by Shelia Seabrook
  5. A Lasting Harmony by Shelley Kassiian
  6. With Open Arms by M. K. Stelmack
  7. The Starlight Gardens by Maeve Buchanan
  8. Betting On Courage by Alyssa Linn Palmer
  9. The Thurston Heirloom by Suzanne Stengl
  10. An Angel’s Secret by Ellen Jorgy
  11. To A Tea by Katie O’Connor
  12. A Thurston Christmas by Brenda Sinclair

Read on for my thoughts on Opposite of Frozen.

What an entertaining, funny, sad, adorable romp Opposite of Frozen turned out to be.  Since this is Jan O’Hara’s debut book, just sign me up for whatever comes next from her talented mind.  This second story in the twelve book series of The Thurston Hotel brings back several of the secondary characters we met in A Thurston Promise – and I have to admit upfront that Mrs. A is going to be my favorite recurring character of the entire series hands down.  I love this lady and her clever dearly departed ghostly husband.

Page and Oliver were an interesting pairing, and I really enjoyed their opposite and yet similar undertones.  Page is delightful as a stowaway and as a determined young woman when faced with tending to the oldsters from the bus tour.  She has her reasons for making this trip, and they will remain a secret until the very end.  But when revealed are so poignant and endearing.  Oliver is a man facing so many changes in his life, least of all his dealing with his brother’s illness – and keeping his bus tour company afloat until he can return.  And again, we don’t get all the details until close to the ending which makes Oliver a very special man indeed.

The town of Harmony may never be quite the same once these unique visitors depart, but oh what memories they will leave behind.

I enjoyed Opposite of Frozen so  much.  I don’t really want to say too much because I believe you need to experience this one firsthand as much as possible.  But if you enjoy stories with a little bit of craziness, some mischief by the older set, a spirited romance and two people who seem so opposite on the surface but are exactly what the other needs… then have I got a story for you.  I’d highly recommend this one and the series to any Romance reader who loves a good, solid story with a touch of whimsy and realistic characters.  I wouldn’t mind moving to Harmony myself.

I read this story through my Kindle Unlimited subscription. For ten dollars a month you get access to thousands of really great stories across all genre, and the authors get paid for you reading the story through to the 100% mark. It’s a win-win. Probably the best 10 bucks I spend a month.

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