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📝REVIEW📝: Long Lost Christmas by Joan Kilby, #SweetChristmas Romance is Available Now! ~ 5 Stars!

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Long Lost Christmas

By
Joan Kilby

Genre:  #Romance #HolidayRomance #ChristmasRomance #CleanRomance

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5    I love this cover and how it perfectly relates to the book.

POV:  Third-person dual perspectives

Publication:  November 12th 2019

Read:  November 18th 2019  *Review copy provided by Tule Publishing

Kindle:  268 pages

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Synopsis:

With Christmas and a family showdown looming, can she find a miracle?

Hoping to reunite her mother with her long-lost brother for Christmas, interior designer Hayley Stevens travels to Montana to hand-deliver a Christmas card to the uncle she’s never met. Finding her uncle is easier than getting him alone to explain her mission. Reluctantly, Hayley hides her identity to learn more about her uncle and his family, but it’s his handsome and enigmatic partner who captures her heart and imagination.

Architect and builder Blake Dennison is attracted instantly to the beautiful Hayley, but he’s suspicious of her curiosity. Can she be a spy for a rival builder? He’s been burned by deceit before, but as he spends time with Hayley, he falls hard.

Hayley knows she has much more at stake than fulfilling her mother’s Christmas dream, and when she confesses to Blake the real reason for her visit, his reaction is what she feared. He wants her gone. But Hayley knows how to fight for what she wants.

Another heart-warming story set in Sweetheart, Montana, home to The Starr Brothers of Montana series.

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📝My Review📝: 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄

of 5 stars

I’ve recently read a lot of Christmas romances and have enjoyed them all. This book especially was delightful. I loved all the characters, the premise and the fact the story took place over the Christmas holidays. In addition, I loved the family dynamic, the scene and small-town loyalty. This book also had all the feels I look for in a perfect romance. Written with care and attention to detail, this book will warm your heart.

Hayley and Blake…..

Hayley is on a mission to find her mother’s long-lost brother. Hayley’s mother hasn’t seen her brother since she was a child. He left town, never to return. No one knows why or where he is after four decades. So much time apart! Heartbreaking! Hayley does some research and finds a man in Montana that could be him. So, she goes there to find him and hopefully gain a reunion for her mother. I am not going into details because there is a bit of mystery and suspense that unravels over the course of the book.

Blake is an architect who works for Hayley’s uncle with the hopes to one day take over the business. Blake has trust issues caused by a previous relationship. So even though his first reaction to Hayley is attraction, he won’t let his walls down; afraid to be hurt again.

Again, I won’t go into details but I can tell you that there’s some angst and secrets that could destroy what Hayley and Blake are building. But I do promise you a beautiful happily-ever-after.

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it.

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📝REVIEW📝: Every Time a Bell Rings 🎄 by Barbara Ankrum, #SecondChanceChristmasRomance is Available Now! 5 Stars: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Every Time A Bell Rings

By
Barbara Ankrum

Genre:  #Romance #SecondChanceRomance #ChristmasRomance

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5  ~ I love when a cover sepicts thestory acurately!

Publication:  November 18th 2019

Read:  November 17th 2019  *Review copy provided by Tule Publishing

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Synopsis:

Once upon a time, he was everything to her, except for one thing: her future

Christmas sparkles from every bough and window at the cozy Four Winds Ski Resort, where single mother Eden Kendall and her eight-year-old son are spending the holiday. A surprise marriage proposal from her boss’s son wasn’t on her Christmas list, but it’s the perfect excuse to get away and weigh her options. She never imagined her son’s ski instructor/Santa impersonator would be the gorgeous, charismatic dreamer she left behind years ago, the one who still owns a piece of her heart.

Cole Hagan has never stopped loving Eden and he’s spent the last eight years proving her wrong on every count about his potential. While he fights to save the resort that he helped to build by organizing a holiday concert, he decides it’s about time that Eden puts aside her list-making pragmatism so that she and her skeptical son can experience the true magic of Christmas.

Can this unlikely pair get a second chance at happily ever after?

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📝My Review📝: 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Lovely, whimsical second chance romance with an angelic twist. I wouldn’t actually call this book paranormal but there is a bit of spiritual influence. I enjoyed this book very much.

Eden left her hometown close to ten years ago. She not only left town, but the man who should have been her forever. Unfortunately, Eden wanted a financially secure future unlike her parents had. She worried that Cole was too much of a dreamer and left because of that, a financially secure future might not be in the cards. So, she left, made a lot of money in a job she liked but didn’t love. In addition, Eden is raising her best friend’s son. Because of that, Eden believes she made the right choice. Unfortunately, Eden will question her decisions once she runs into Cole while on a work-related vacation.

Cole is a business owner and financially secure, to Eden’s surprise. Another surprise is the fact that while spending time with Cole, Eden realizes her feelings for Cole are just as strong. Could she have made a mistake by leaving?

I won’t go into details about how Eden and Cole reconnect. This was a magical story and you should enjoy every minute of it as I did. I will add that there is some angst and a whole lot of Christmas influence.

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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New Release! A Very Merry Alpha Christmas by Logan Chance, #HolidayRomanceAnthology is Available Now!

 

A VERY MERRY ALPHA CHRISTMAS

A Holiday Romance Collection

By Logan Chance

Cover Design by: Kari March Designs

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Blurb:

A Very Merry Alpha Christmas

(A Holiday Romance Collection)

Is there anything hotter than getting your very own alpha under the
Christmas tree? How about three flirty alphas instead?

This is a fun and steamy holiday collection filled with not one, but three
sexy alphas just for you.

NORTH:

North Caspian, a very successful alpha boss and his lively employee, Holly
Winterbourne, will heat up your holiday and kindles. North owns a store for
the celebrity babies of Hollywood. When Holly accepts a job there, she is
immediately intrigued by her Scrooge of a boss. THIS BOOK IS FUN. (No
celebrities were harmed in the making of this book)

EVEREST:

Ginger Darling hates her boss. Meredith Taylor is a mean, overbearing
tyrant controlling Ginger’s holiday plans in the palm of her greedy hands.
Ginger decides her boss needs to get laid, and the stranger she met in the
elevator earlier this morning is the perfect choice to stuff Meredith’s
stockings. He was handsome enough. Not that she noticed.

Everest Snow has a secret, and a mission. He won’t let some redhead angel
ruin his plans. Date her boss? Gladly, it only helps him achieve his
goal…but why can’t he get his little matchmaker out of his head? And why
is he going along with her ridiculous ideas instead of making a move on her
under the mistletoe? Everest and Ginger will liven up your holiday. Get
ready.

GRAHAM:

Graham Steele is the owner of the Mountain Goat Resort and Zoe would love
nothing more than to get her handmade soaps in every room. “It was only
supposed to be one night of bliss before my big meeting. But, I never
expected to run into my one-night stand the next morning as I pitched my
proposal. And I never expected his counter proposal…a fake engagement.”

(Graham is a Holiday Novella previously published in 2018 and will include
new bonus material.)

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UK bestselling author with a quick wit and penchant for the simple things
in life: Star Wars, music, and smart girls who love to read. He was
nominated best debut author for the Goodreads Choice Awards in 2016. His
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📝REVIEW📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ 5 Stars to Boyfriends of Christmas Past by Edie Grace, Genre: #HolidayRomance #ChristmasRomance #SecondChanceRomance is Available Now!

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Boyfriends of Christmas Past

By
Edie Grace

Genres:  #Romance #HolidayRomance #ChristmasRomance #SecondChanceRomance

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5  *Love this cute cover!

Publication:  November 6th 2019

Read:  November 12th 2019  *Review copy provided by Tule Publishing

Kindle:  158 Pages

POV:  Third-person single perspective from Heroine

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Synopsis:

A magical, modern-day Christmas Carol

Digital designer Emma Wallace is finally poised for her big break: kitchenware giant Johnson Cookware is looking to rebrand – and with Christmas around the corner, Emma’s long-held philosophy of work-before-play may just give her the edge she needs to win the account.

The only peppermint twist in her Scrooge-worthy plan? She’s promised her ever-patient, architect boyfriend Sam Cole that after spending the last three Christmases in her office instead of in his arms, she’ll make this holiday just about the two of them. But as Christmas Eve draws near and the deadline crunch threatens her promise to Sam, Emma finds herself visited by three boyfriend “ghosts” of Christmases past, who come bearing the gift of hindsight.

Will showing Emma her past romantic failures, as well as her early courtship with Sam, help her to see the path to true happiness in time to save her future?

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📝My Review📝: 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄

Boyfriends of Christmas PastBoyfriends of Christmas Past by Edie Grace

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Boyfriends of Christmas Past is a story loosely based on Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol with a twist. Emma is a workaholic and could never keep a relationship. All of her past boyfriends ended the relationship because her priorities were not with them. As the years pass and Emma gets older, her need to be the best at her job puts her current relationship with Sam in jepardy. Sam was a great guy; very patient and understanding however, he too, has limits. And when the final nail is hammered in, Emma will have to fight if she truly ants to have a future with Sam.

Emma is visited by a few of her past boyfriends. It is these men that help her to see the light. Of course Emma is driven by a fatherless childhood and a mother struggling to makes ends meet. Emma doesn’t want to ever depend on any man for financial security.

I very much enjoyed how this version of the story played out. It was fun and witty and the author’s version of the classic Scrooge was one I hadn’t read before. I would definitely read more from this author.

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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NEW RELEASE: New Year’s with the Single Dad (The Single Dads of Seattle) by Whitley Cox, Genre: Single Dad Holiday Romance/Comedy is Available Now!

Title: New Year’s with the Single Dad
Series: The Single Dads of Seattle
Author: Whitley Cox
Genre: Single Dad Holiday Romance/Comedy
Release Date: November 30, 2019

 

A lot can happen in twenty-four hours …

 

Welcome to Seattle, the Emerald City and home to The Single Dads of Seattle. Ten sexy single fathers who play poker every Saturday night, have each other’s backs, love their children without quarter, and hope to one day find love again.
This is Emmetts story …
Single dad of Seattle, Dr. Emmett Strong doesn’t believe in soulmates. Not since his ex-wife blindsided him with divorce papers, breaking not just his heart, but his daughter’s, as well. Eighteen months later, it’s just the two of them and he intends to keep it that way. He won’t hurt Josie again by bringing another woman into her life. However, fate has other plans and on New Year’s Eve, sparks instantly fly when he bumps into the intriguing and beautiful Zara.
Single mom and flower shop owner, Zara Olsen, has no time–or patience–for wishy-washy men who can’t commit., so she’s definitely not going to fall for the unavailable doctor. But when Emmett keeps getting thrown into her path, and the two wind up at the same New Year’s Eve party, she wonders if fate is trying to tell her he’s not so unavailable after all. He’s funny and kind, the chemistry between them is sizzling and it’s almost midnight. It must be time for a kiss. But when she finally gives into their attraction, she begins to regret it when Emmett starts acting strange.
Can Emmett set aside the past and reach for the bright future he could have with Zara, or will this New Year’s with the Single Dad end up being one Zara will remember, but would rather forget?
**Note: This book can be read as a standalone. It includes lots of steamy scenes, cursing, and of course as with all my books, this has an HEA and no cliffhanger or cheating. If you like single dads who take charge, this book is for you.

 

“I love your laugh,” he said, taking the risk and pressing his nose and cheeks against the tops of her soft breasts, nuzzling them. 

She inched forward just a fraction more, and her pelvis grazed his erection. It jerked before he could tell it not to. 

He glanced up at her, not removing his nose from her chest.

Her eyes flared.

“What are we doing, Emmett?” she breathed, her chest now heaving against his face, her feminine scent driving him absolutely bonkers. 

His fingers bunched in the fabric of her dress, drawing it up her legs until her ass was exposed. He cupped her almost bare bottom, loving the way her cheeks clenched in his palm. He could tell she worked out, or at least walked a lot. Her thighs, although soft, had muscle and definition, the same with her ass. Each cheek was the perfect handful—and then some. He could only imagine how amazing that ass would look up in the air with her bent over the wine barrel and his cock sliding in and out of her. 

She was curvy in all the right places. Something to hold on to. Feminine and beautiful. 

“Emmett?” Her words were now a strangled murmur as he brought one hand around under her dress and pushed her panties to the side, exploring her slick folds. 

She was so wet for him already. 

“Hmm?” he hummed, tracing trails over the tops of her breasts with his tongue.

“What are we doing?”

“I don’t know,” he whispered, kissing the swell of each perfect mound, wishing he had more hands so he could still cup her ass, explore her pussy but also fish her breasts out of her top and draw a tight nipple into his mouth. “What I do know is that you’re making me break all my rules. This isn’t typical me at all.”

Her breath snagged, and gooseflesh broke out across her chest and arms. He glanced up at her but didn’t stop the exploration of his tongue. She was staring down at him with an open mouth and wide eyes, her cheeks gorgeously pinked up and sexy as fuck.
A Canadian West Coast baby born and raised, Whitley is married to her high school sweetheart, and together they have two beautiful daughters and a fluffy dog. She spends her days making food that gets thrown on the floor, vacuuming Cheerios out from under the couch and making sure that the dog food doesn’t end up in the air conditioner. But when nap time comes, and it’s not quite wine o’clock, Whitley sits down, avoids the pile of laundry on the couch, and writes.
 
A lover of all things decadent; wine, cheese, chocolate and spicy erotic romance, Whitley brings the humorous side of sex, the ridiculous side of relationships and the suspense of everyday life into her stories. With single dads, firefighters, Navy SEALs, mommy wars, body issues, threesomes, bondage and role-playing, these books have everything we need to satisfy the curious kink in all of us.

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Cover Reveal: Countdown To Christmas, A Naughty Novella by Betty Shreffler, Release Date: December 6th 2019!

THE COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS by Betty Shreffler

Release Date: December 6th

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Blurb:

It’s just a bet. 

10 days until Christmas and all I have to do is avoid my roommate’s delightfully wrapped package.

When the countdown to Christmas is over, I’ll be collecting my own present—a generous stack of pretty green bills.

It doesn’t matter that every time he looks at me with those gorgeous hazel eyes, my knees quake.

It doesn’t matter how every time he takes his shirt off, my heart skips a beat.

Despite what my body wants, I know to keep this charming heartbreaker in the friend zone.

This should be an easy ten days, that is until my roommate shares his best kept secret.

Now the countdown to Christmas has begun and all he wants for Christmas is me.

About the Author:

Betty Shreffler is a USA Today and International Bestselling Romance Author.

 She writes sexy and suspenseful stories with hot alphas and kickass heroines with twists you don’t expect. She also writes beautiful and sexy romances with tough women and their journeys at finding love.

Betty is a mix of country, nerdy, sassy, sweet and a whole lot of sense of humor. If she’s not writing or doing book events, you can find her snuggling with her loyal pup watching a movie, enjoying wildlife behind the lens of a camera, hiking in the woods, or sipping wine behind a deliciously steamy book.

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📝Review📝: 4 Stars….💝Cupid Claus🎅 by Sarah Fischer & Kelsey McKnight, #HolidayRomance with a magical twist is Available Now!

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Cupid Claus

By
Sarah Fischer & Kelsey McKnight

Genre:  #HolidayRomance with a magical twist

My Rating:  4

Cover:  5  *Gorgeous Cover!

POV:  Third-person alternating perspectives, including Mrs. Claus 😉

Publication:  November 13th 2019

Read:  November 13th 2019  *Review copy provided by Tule Publishing

Kindle:  280 pages

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Synopsis:

When mistletoe is not enough…

With her only son still single, Mrs. Claus is rolling up her red sleeves and playing matchmaker. With a little advice from Cupid and a list of potential brides, she’s convinced a dash of magic will get the snowball rolling. There’s just one problem, Nick isn’t looking for love. All he wants to do is fill his father’s boots as he prepares to take over as Santa Claus.

While Mrs. Claus is scheming away, Nick meets Heather, a charming artist with a giving heart and a loving smile. Preparing for her first Christmas alone, Heather is looking for adventure. Nick becomes a kindred spirit as they both remember what it’s like to live in the moment. Just as they think they found a fairytale romance, Nick discovers his mother’s magical meddling.

With Christmas Eve quickly approaching, Nick must decide if his love for Heather was the real magic all along or if it was just the work of Cupid Claus?

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📝My Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Cupid ClausCupid Claus by Sarah Fischer

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was delightfully adorable and so perfect for the holiday season. Magical and uplifting, and will no doubt put you in the Christmas mood.

Heather and Nick…..
Nick is the only son of Santa Claus and due to take over the family business sometime in the near future. Nick is all work and no play which is exactly how he wants it. He is very serious about being the best Santa he could be so there is no time for relationships. Unfortunately, Mrs. Claus does not agree. According to her, Nick should be married with children by now. And so she, as well as her dear friend Cupid, interferes a bit. When Nick finds out about his mother’s meddling, things take a serious turn. Will Nick find his happily-ever-after? Can he trust his own feelings for Heather weren’t influenced?

Even without Mrs. Claus meddling, I felt a strong natural connection between Nick and Heather. I enjoyed the slow burn romance that developed between the two and how they both were complex characters that needed something or someone special in their lives.

As usual, I won’t go into details but I will tell you if you choose to read this delightful, fun, and wityy romance, you won’t be disappointed.

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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📝REVIEW📝: A Lone Star Christmas (Texas Justice #3) from author Justine Davis. My Rating: 5 Stars, #ContemporaryChristmasRomance is Available Now!

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A Lone Star Christmas
A Texas Justice Novel #3

By
Justine Davis

Genres:  #Romance #ContemporaryRomance #ChristmasRomance

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5  *This cover is very relatable to the book!

Publication:  November 7th 2019

Read:  November 10th 2019  *Review copy provided by Tule Publishing

POV:  Third-person alternating perspectives

Kindle:  296 pages

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Synopsis:

A Christmas in Last Stand brings unexpected gifts to two very different people…

Detective Sean Highwater may be one of the famous Highwaters, but he has always felt a half-step off because of the way his agile mind works. Only learning to focus has enabled him to not just survive, but thrive.

Elena de la Cova is from a respected and highly regarded founding family, brought up with rather stringent expectations, but right now she is a widow trying to raise a son she doesn’t understand.

If Last Stand had royalty, in Sean’s book it would be elegant Elena. He’s willing to help her son as he had been helped, but being that close to Elena scares him to death since he’s been in awe of her for years. Elena is impressed both with the way Sean gets through to her son, and with his appreciation for the Christmas customs of her culture as much as his own.

Their perceptions of each other shift, but will the passion that strikes between them be enough to overcome their perceptions of themselves?

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📝My Review📝:   🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄

A Lone Star Christmas (Texas Justice, #3)A Lone Star Christmas by Justine Davis

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A beautifully written, complex and passionate story. Two people who have been through great tragedy and heartbreak will find love and acceptance with each other and a future that is beautifully bright.

Sean Highwater is an intelligent man. He is one of Last Stand’s detectives and a man who thrives on solving puzzles whether they be for policework, fun or just life in general. Sean has always had a thoughtful way of thinking and not a big fan of social situations. Childhood bullies have made him wary and cautious. Because of this, Sean has led a rather lonely life. With the exception of his family, the rare individuals that truly understand him, Sean is decidedly content. As for a significant other? For the last decade there has only been one woman to hold his attention. Elena de la Cova. To Sean she is Last Stand royalty. A beautiful, elegant woman who carries herself with a regal air. Elena is not pretentious or snobbish. She is a widow with a ten-year-old son.

Over the course of the book, Sean and Elena will find themselves in each other’s company more often then not. Sean will eventually learn that Elena, while elegant, beautiful and what he describes as regal, is most definitely attainable for a quiet introvert such as himself.

I won’t go into details but I will say I enjoyed Sean and Elena’s story very much and named it as one of my favorite holiday reads. I definitely recommend this book, which while part of a series, can be read as a standalone. In fact, I am looking forward to reading about the other Highwater siblings.

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it.

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📝REVIEW📝: 🎄Christmas At The Edge of The World by Kate Hewitt, #HolidayRomance is Available Now!

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Christmas at the Edge of the World

By
Kate Hewitt

Genres:  #Romance #HolidayRomance #ChristmasRomance 

My Rating:  3.75

Cover:  5  (Cover is a very good depiction of the story)

Kindle:  165 pages

POV:  Told in third person single perspective by heroine

Publication:  November 4th 2019

Read:  November 6th 2019

Add to Goodreads TBR:  Christmas at the Edge of the World

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Synopsis:

When Laurel West discovers her estranged sister Abby has checked herself into rehab and wants her to take care of her fourteen-year-old son, she doesn’t hesitate to step in. Abby was there for Laurel a long time ago, and she longs to be able to offer the same. However, as a single woman who still dreams of the fairy tale, Laurel isn’t prepared for teenaged Zac’s sullen moods or silent rage. When he’s expelled from school, she decides to take drastic measures and temporarily relocate them to her great aunt’s cottage on the windswept hills of the Orkney islands north of Scotland… about as far as she can run from their problems, but will it be far enough?

From the moment they step onto the island’s shores, everything seems to go wrong… including a run-in with eccentric sheep farmer Archie MacDougall. When Zac gets in trouble at the village pub and is rescued by Archie, Laurel thinks things are only getting worse. But Archie’s suggestion of putting Zach to work on his farm might be the change he needs, and Laurel strikes up a surprising friendship with a man who is about as far from the fairy tale as she can imagine. Can such an unlikely and impractical love bloom in such a brief moment out of reality? And will two lost and lonely souls find each other at the edge of the world?

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📝My Review📝: 

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3.8 Stars…..
As you have read in the blurb, Laurel is asked by her estranged sister to take care of her fourteen year old nephew for a month. To say Laurel is shocked is an understatement. She has seen or heard from her sister only a handful of times over the past twenty years. So why now? This is one piece of the puzzle that you’ll find the answer to later in the book. Laurel’s nephew Zac is a stereotypical, moody teenaged boy. He is not thrilled when Laurel takes him to Scotland to celebrate the Christmas holidays at her aunt’s charming cottage. At least she remembered it being charming when she was eight years old; the last time she visited. Her time spent at this place is one of Laurel’s fondest childhood memories. But she hasn’t been back in over two decades and the place is not exactly how she remembered it. However, for her nephew, she is going to make the best of it. With a heaping amount of Christmas spirit and some help from a neighbor, Archie, the story progresses in that Archie is an important part of how things work out. I don’t want to say too much because this book is pretty short. The premise had great potential but unfortunately, the author only gave us Laurel’s perspective which I was greatly disappointed over. I believe that if I had Archie’s POV as well as Laurel’s, it would have gone a long way in bringing me greater enjoyment. Archie was a very strong part of this story. His complexity was more than enough that she should have had a voice as well. And while the ending was a happy one, it wasn’t satisfying. That said, I enjoyed the epilogue and was glad to see everyone together.

I would like to also mention that this author does a good job at painting her scenes. In my mind, I was able to experience the quaint cottage and small Scottish town. The book cover is realistic to the story and that is not always the case. So, while I didn’t entirely love this book, I liked it.

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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