Snowfire by Anne Mather
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3.70  ·  Rating details ·  189 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Running into Conor Brennan after eleven years produced a disturbing uneasiness Olivia couldn't quite understand. She'd always played doting aunt to the son of her closest friend. But now the boy had grown into a man. A very sexy man.

Olivia had grown up, too. A bad marriage and a shattering accident had ravaged her emotionally. She felt old, jaded and convinced she had noth
Mass Market Paperback, Harlequin Presents #1617, 188 pages
Published December 1993 by harlequin (first published June 1993)
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Alex is The Romance Fox
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This is the first ever Mills & Boon book I have read that has the heroine being older than the hero!!!! Amazing to think this book, Snowfire" by one of my fav authors, Anne Mather, was first published in 1993 before the “Cougar Age” but before you think it’s about a older woman in love with a much younger man…stop…it’s not!!!
Though Olivia had been friends with Conor’s mother and had known him since he has a baby, there is only a 9 year age difference.
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I have heard lovely things about Anne Mather`s "Snowfire" and decided to pick it up.It is somehow unique with its trope that the heroine is older than the hero,and that causes much insecurity in her.Something that kinda bothered me (but i let it go when i saw how they fit together) was that Olivia Perry had known Conor Brennan since he was a baby and she had been 8 years old and taken care of him when he was a boy.I have taken care of many friends kids when i was 8-12 years old and would NEVER i ...more
This was - to use a professional term - yucky. Okay, it’s Ann Mather, but I had hope for some kind of hijinks considering this is an older woman/younger man scenario. Nope, no humor, no banter, just two charmless characters that end up getting together.

Unlike some of the old skool Harley H’s, the heroine hasn’t been grooming the young hero since he was in diapers and driving away other women. But, and it’s a big but, she’s eight years older and still has fond memories of him as a two year old an
Jacqueline J
A nice older woman story. In this case she lived next door to him growing up. They meet 10 years later after his parents died and he went to live with an uncle. Come to find out that he'd always loved her. She had been injured in an accident and was almost divorced from her husband when they meet again. There's cheating here if that's a hot button to you since she's not technically divorced yet.(view spoiler) ...more
Feb 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
No matter if you're a teenager or in your 40s - this book gives you hope ...more
Eva Harlowe
Hot, young studly doctor telling your skinny, bony ass that he's been in love with you since he was sixteen and you've been the star of all his sexual fantasies? Uh, yes please!

Olivia was twenty-three years old when her closest neighbors died, leaving behind a fifteen-year-old son, Connor, who is now an orphan. Olivia was best friends with Connor’s mom and has basically known Connor since he was a baby, so she’s very fond of him. Connor wants to stay with Olivia, but of course he can’t because O
April Brookshire
Oct 01, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: harlequin
This just didn't work for me.

Going in, I knew this was an older woman/younger man story, which is rare in the Harlequin world.

Not only was he a young studly doctor, but the author had to make her 9 years older and supposedly she looked even older than her age. She also had a scrawny figure and a limp.

Yeah, he loved her, but I feel like it was more of a stubborn love that carried over from his teenage years. I'm not so sure how he'll feel after awhile and he's finally obtained his obsession.

It wo
May 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
This novel was definitely made of different stuff. I imagine it caused a lot of controversy and conversations when it was written. A hero being younger than the heroine is pretty much blasphemy for harlequins yet I couldn't help loving that it was different and I needed to read it. It didn't disappoint, great read. ...more
Oct 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have several "go to" comfort books that I have read and re-read because they're my literary Linus blankets. This is one of them. ...more
Apr 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was a little bit surprised with this Anne Mather hero.
Feb 27, 2018 rated it really liked it

Connor was not your typical hero! This was different but really good!
Feb 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
reread for the umpteenth time.
<3 Anne Mather and Penny Jordan
Sep 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
The premise of a younger man with the older women is so rare in Harlequins, I couldn't help but like it!
The storyline and characters were all well conceptualized, totally recommend!
Oct 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
The book is about Olivia and Conor, who is eight years younger than her. They grew up together before he left for America at 16 when both his parents died.

The heroine is in the process of a divorce and recovering from a car crash so she decides to recuperate in the village where she grew up. She meets Conor there again because he always thought of the place where he grew up as home and is establishing a medical practice there after returning from the US.

I have always had trouble with some Anne
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
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maura g brady
Aug 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A most reluctant cougar! In my family it is not uncommon for the wives to be older so my perspective is a little different. And as I have often been the elder in relationships I enjoyed the story very much.

Surprisingly the story has aged well in that some of the topics addressed are in the news today. Connor's work involved counseling in a drug rehab facility. In the story it is heroin and cocaine with a reference to marijuana; today it is the opioid addiction crisis and marijuana is being lega
Feb 22, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: white-noise
I enjoyed this, though I wish the ex had suffered more. I liked the older woman/younger man dynamic.
Apr 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Will be reviewed and shelved later when i have find time and energy after this tiring times.
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