Winter's Blush

Winter's Blush

by Cricket Rohman

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Overview

Romance, intrigue, dogs, and horses. Who could ask for more? Winn Wahlberg. She needs to get home for Christmas, but fate intervenes ... more than once.

The Fantasy Maker strikes an agreement with Clay Washington. All he needs to do is escort a young woman around Denver for five days. After that, he will receive his own fantasy vacation. What's the catch? He must pretend to be someone he's not.

Winn, a gal who's never left Yuma, Arizona, is thrilled to visit a big city and experience snow for the first time in her life. But when her escort shows up late, then gets into a fistfight, second thoughts creep in. He harbors a phobia; she hides a secret. However, they cannot deny their attraction to each other, though they try.

The Fantasy Maker mapped out an amazing week for Winn, but real life altered those plans. Their adventure is soon eclipsed by danger. Is their enemy Mother Nature or something far more evil? What do they need? A Christmas miracle.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158544378
Publisher: Cricket Rohman
Publication date: 11/22/2017
Series: The Fantasy Maker , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 142
Sales rank: 1,031,327
File size: 921 KB

About the Author

Cricket Rohman grew up in Estes Park, Colorado, and spent her formative years among deer, coyotes and beautiful blue columbine. Today she is a full-time author writing romance and women’s fiction about the great outdoors, teachers, dogs, cowboys, life’s little mysteries—even Alzheimer’s.


Book 1 FOREVER ISLAND and Book 2 WINTER’S BLUSH of The Fantasy Maker series, romance novellas, were released November 2017.



WYOMING SUNDOWN, Book 3 in The McAllister Brothers series, will be released October 2019.

MONTANA COUNTDOWN, Book 2 is available now.

COLORADO TAKEDOWN, Book 1 is available now.



Families have secrets. Roxy's family had more than its share. SAVING MADELINE is an entertaining, stand-alone story with humor, emotion, and an unusual mother-daughter relationship. One reviewer described SAVING MADELINE as “Joy” meets “Roommates” with a touch of “Still Alice.”



Cricket’s first published novels for adults include the three romantic mysteries in The Lindsey Lark Series in which the protagonist is a wonderful teacher in the desert southwest. Book 1 WANTED: AN HONEST MAN; Book 2 LETTERS, LOVERS, & LIES; Book 3 HIT THE ROAD, JAKE! And, yes. All three books are works of fiction. REALLY! (Well, except the part about the dog; Cricket really had a dog like Wendell, the mastiff, who appears in all three books.)



Prior to writing, Cricket's career path included the following: actor, singer, audio/video producer, classroom teacher, school principal, and U of A assistant professor.

Customer Reviews

Winter's Blush 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
jarich43 11 months ago
This is the 1st book I've read written by Cricket Rohman; she has done a great job at writing a good book; I can’t wait to read more of her books. The story line caught my attention at the very beginning and kept me interested throughout the entire book. I loved the chemistry between the characters. I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Once again, author Cricket Rohman hits a home run with a great read. If you have ever thought about your dream coming true, this book is one to curl up in the corner and read: suspense, surprise, excitement, and happiness, just the ticket for an evening alone with yourself. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jamie Brydone-Jack 12 months ago
Holiday Romance with a Twist or Two What an unusual Christmas romance! Winn from Yuma, Arizona, has been given a fantasy vacation in Denver by the Fantasy Maker. She wants to experience city life. That is very nearly derailed on her first night when, her escort being late, she is approached by a man in a bar who attempts to drug her and do bad things. Luckily, the escort, Clay, shows up and dispatches the man rather quickly. Winn and Clay are absolutely adorable together. Clay is acting as her escort so that he may win his fantasy from the Fantasy Makers. So he has to pretend to be a suave metrosexual taking this inexperienced country women on the city tour of her dreams. Some parts of their interaction had me laughing out loud, like in a section told from his perspective when they're out for her big shopping day, and he describes her as trying to choose between two silk blouses that he can see no difference between. That sounds so much like a guy! But surprisingly for a holiday romance, or any romance, this book has a slightly darker edge with a bit of suspense. There's a stalker aspect as well as a human trafficking aspect, but the author has interwoven them so well that it doesn't detract from the fantasy and romance aspects of the book. I love a good mystery, whether straight up or as a part of romantic suspense, and this one did keep me guessing. I love that. If you're looking for something a little different in your holiday romances, this book may very well fill the bill. I received a free copy of this book, but that did not affect my review.
Mrshofer 12 months ago
I had a hard time with this book. While I like the characters and heir backstories, the settings, and the plot, I just didn’t feel this book. I don’t know if it was the writing style or the perspectives written from, or lack thereof. It just felt a bit choppy. However, because the actual idea and info itself was good, three stars. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Heather Wamboldt 12 months ago
Winter's Blush is the second book in The Fantasy Maker series. I loved this short story and the idea of giving a fantasy being awarded to a worthy person. The storyline is well written and engaging, with secrets, mystery, suspense, a stalker, and a wonderful romance. The characters are well developed and interesting people that have great chemistry and try to be good people. I am looking forward to reading more books in this series. I read and reviewed this book with no obligation.
PixieBird 12 months ago
Winn is granted the vacation of her dreams and finds much more. Full of secrets and adventure and romance. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Anonymous 12 months ago
A great book! This was something different I hadn't read before and I loved how it's a story centered around giving a fantasy vacation to some one deserving. Add in a bit of mystery with the romance and you have a great, attention grabbing book. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
mamafoofoo 12 months ago
Fantasy Maker is making dreams come true with Winn(Winter) and Clay as they bungle their way through their fantasies. She ends up being stalked by sex traders, they get a dog, they extend their vacation, fall in love and so much more! Fun read I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Barj60 12 months ago
The second book in the Fantasy Maker series a well written story it is a short quick read that I enjoyed reading. This is anew Author to me, I now want to read the first book in this series. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Such a good book! I loved the premise of the fantasies being given out to worthy applicants. So original! I also really liked the mystery that was woven throughout the entire book. I am usually quite good at figuring out the who and why of a romantic mystery but this one had me second-guessing myself constantly. Is there a threat? Is it all part of the fantasy? I also went from liking Winn and Clay a lot to not liking them and then back to really feeling good about them! Such a topsy-turvy range of emotion. Only a good writer can pull that off. And a bonus...a rescued dog!! Fantastic! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
DisneyMarie 12 months ago
This book had some Christmas magic with Win and Clay winning fantasy vacations. He had to help with hers first in order to earn his. I don’t think Win really knew what she wanted. She liked going to Denver, shopping, and seeing the snow, but she seemed much happier with Clay’s fantasy of running a therapy horse ranch. I loved that aspect of this story and the protective dog Lucky they rescued. There were some crazy side stories with a stalker and human trafficking. This was a nice Christmas romance with several sweet, scary, and funny moments.
EmilyP23 12 months ago
Winn Wahlberg sat alone at a table in a Denver hotel, waiting for a stranger to arrive. Her escort was almost an hour late. The Fantasy Maker was providing her a tour guide to help her live out her fantasy of experiencing city life. Then a man asked to join her and ordered them drinks. He got up to get the drinks – she still didn’t know his name – and her “plain coke” she ordered tasted odd! Clay Washington raced from the train and took a cab to the hotel to change into his clothing for the evening. He was already 90 minutes late and not sure she would still be waiting for him. He spotted the woman with the long red hair from the photo he had been provided – but she wasn’t alone? She stood and looked kind of shaky, and the man grabbed her arm, insisting on taking her to her room. Clay watched the floor they went to and raced up the stairs. He had a feeling Winn was in trouble. The man was forcing Winn into the room, then he heard her scream and ran in to punch the guy and toss him out. He gave her some space while she was getting sick, then asked if she needed a doctor. They were supposed to go out to dinner and a movie, but Winn preferred to stay in her room and have a meal with him. He was handsome and flirted lightly. He was very kind to her and made her comfortable. Then he left, telling her to relax and get some sleep for the big day tomorrow. The next morning, Clay had set up her breakfast in her room! He pointed to the connecting doors he had discovered. Then he told her they were shopping for her wardrobe today. He had never shopped with a woman, but he relaxed her and gave his opinion on her choices. She bought so much that he had a limo take the clothing back to the hotel while they continued on. He pointed to the Rhinestone Cowboy and told her what a fake he was – and she asked what a city boy would know about a country fake? During her fantasy week, he was to play the part of an authentic, sophisticated city dweller, not a Kansas farm boy. He realized his mistake, and the charade was harder than he expected. Winn was a sweet young woman and lying to her went against his principles, pretending to be someone he was not. But the itinerary they gave him was very specific about his part in her fantasy in order to win his own. Realizing her fantasy week is almost over, Winn knows she has to get home for Christmas. But things happen, fate steps in and she is put in real danger – is it just an inconvenience of Mother Nature or is there a true threat that would drastically change her life? Who will be able to save her? This was a cute story. I loved the way Clay made Winn’s stay so enjoyable. He made it look so natural and easy, even though he was making it up as he went along! There are definite surprises in store for the reader! You won’t want to miss this one!
darkness 12 months ago
This was a good quick read and I really enjoyed it. This is Winn and Clay's book and I thought it was a good interesting read that held my interest all the way through.I will be checking out more from this author
vfischer More than 1 year ago
This was a very good quick read. Two individuals looking for their fantasy vacation with secrets between them. There are mysteries involved in the book to keep you guessing so that you do not want to put the book down until you are through. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
vfischer More than 1 year ago
This was a very good quick read. Two individuals looking for their fantasy vacation with secrets between them. There are mysteries involved in the book to keep you guessing so that you do not want to put the book down until you are through. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.