Christmas arrives early when a fateful encounter leads two strangers to unexpected love in this holiday romance from New York Times bestselling author Jessica Clare. Perfect for fans of Harper Sloan, Kelly Elliott, Diana Palmer, Jennifer Ryan and Maisey Yates.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
FTC disclosure: I would like to thank Penguin Random House for providing me with an advance reader copy via access to the galley for free through the First to Read program. All opinions are my own. Not sponsored.
The title really says it all. It was a cute holiday cowboy romance story and I enjoyed reading it. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys this sort of genre and anyone looking for a sweet and short romantic holiday read.
I liked the author, Jessica Clare’s, writing style. I felt the characters were interesting and had enough depth to keep the story alive and moving. I loved the setting! It defined the perfect cozy, grab your blanket and hot drink of choice, and sit by the fire place type of winter holiday read!
I felt it had tones of role idealization and repressed middle aged sexual fantasy with the plot being put together as an after thought. As a result, some parts read a bit silly since the plot itself was less than realistic much of the time. But I suppose this may be what this type of genre and appeal is about. This aspect wasn’t overly distracting for me, but others may enjoy it more than I did, particularly if you’re into romance books and looking for the sorts of reads that end up having more story around the appeal of the sex scenes than just extensive further character and plot development.