A WEDDING FOR CHRISTMAS
(A Tilight Texas Novel #7)
Genres: Romance; Christmas Romance
My Rating: 5
Publication: October 16th 2016
Read: November 3rd 2017
Kindle: 384 pages
Series: Twilight Texas
POV: Third-person dual perspectives
The whole town is ready for the holidays: The Cookie Club is baking, Main Street glitters with lights, the carolers sing… There’s even a Christmas wedding.
When bodyguard Ryder Southerland sees his best friend’s sister Katie at an L.A. Christmas party, he mistakes the slinky blonde for a celebrity stalker and tackles her. Then they tackle each other… at his place. The next morning, Katie’s gone, and Ryder tells himself it’s for the best. It isn’t. Now, one Christmas later, Ryder’s falling for the woman he’s been missing in the town he hasn’t missed at all…
Katie Cheek’s outgrown the romantic fantasies she had about Ryder when she was fifteen. Katie’s packed their hot night away in a box labeled “fling”—or tried to. But Twilight’s bad boy is the best man in her brother’s wedding. And up-close and personal, Ryder’s impossible to ignore. So Katie can either go into hiding—or surrender to Christmas magic.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5 Stars to A Wedding For Christmas (Twilight Texas #7) by Lori Wilde.
The Twilight Texas Series by Lori Wilde is one of my all time favorites. What make the series even better is when Christmas is added. Christmas in Twilight is a magical time of year. While I have read all the books in this series in order, you can definitely read this one as a standalone. But if you have time, I recommend you add the whole series to your TBRs. Lori’s writing style is smooth and each page flows into the next with the perfect pace, making this book just as engaging as all the others.
Ryder and Katie…….
So here we have the brother’s best friend trope; one of my favorites. Ryder is a few years older than Katie but when they were growing up as kids together, the age difference would have made any relationship inappropriate. Not only that, but because of issues with his family, Ryder was taken in my Katie’s parents and he refused to do anything that would disrespect them.
When Katie was 15 and Ryder 18, he left Twilight to join the military. After he served his time there, he settled in Los Angeles, working security for celebrities. It is at a holiday event, a decade later, that Ryder unexpectedly runs into Katie. Immediately sparks fly. That said, they spend one glorious, unforgetable night together and then don’t see each other until a year later.
Katie does not want her heart broken again so she tries to avoid Ryder when he returns to Twilight to be the best man in her brother’s wedding. But Ryder doesn’t let Katie push him away. The romance and chemistry between these two is scorching and they are amazing together. I loved how tough, sexy Ryder melted anytime he was with Katie. Katie is a strong character. While she tries to hide her feelings, Ryder can see through her and because of this, he decides to make some changes in his life. He wants to be a man worthy of Katie’s love. He won’t let her hide from him.
I enjoyed this romance so much! I can’t wait to read the next Twilight book which is also a Christmas romance. Being in Twilight Texas for the holidays is magical. Again, I recommend this wonderful series to you.
This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂