I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Blame the Mistletoe by Dani Collins
Series: Montana Born Christmas #1
Published by Montana Born on October 13th 2014
Genres: Family Life, Holiday, Love & Romance
Liz Flowers has never enjoyed Christmas, but this one is shaping up to be the worst by far. She let her ex take her daughter to Mexico while she stays behind in a strange town, sitting her former mother-in-law’s high strung little dog. It’s an opportunity to meet new people, but this California girl doesn’t have much in common with the ranchers in small town Marietta.
Blake Canon perks up with male interest when he sees a new face at his friend’s Christmas cocktail party. His son is away and a light affair would take his mind off his financial troubles. Then he realizes he knows Liz. She was once married to the brother of his ex-wife.
Their children might be cousins, but Blake and Liz do the kissing—under the mistletoe. It’s the beginning of a new view of Christmas for Liz, but when their children arrive home unexpectedly, and family secrets are revealed, Liz isn’t sure she’ll stay in Marietta for Christmas after all.
2014 Montana Born Christmas Series Book 1
**Follows HOMETOWN HERO, by Dani Collins, Montana Born ebook, Sep 29 2014**
Although this is close to love at first sight, I think it’s more adult and the author knows this is lust at first sight and isn’t afraid to explore those options for two adults! I love that this is about two people in their mid 30’s. They’ve both been through their fair share of ups and downs and although they’ve both had a pretty tough time they aren’t willing to let that tough time get in their way of **ahem** lusting after each other.
I really enjoyed reading about both of the main characters. Their past relationships are talked about but more because they both feel like they CAN talk about it without feeling judged. They are open and honest. The relationship does move rather fast but this is a novella so even though that would normally bug me I just went with it.
The few surprises that do come their way were handled very well and I really enjoyed the ending.
Although this is part of a series, it can easily be read alone. I didn’t feel as though I was missing anything, technically but after reading, I can see where there are some holes that I would love to read more about.
In short: Great read for the season. Short, sweet, and sassy! Really fab Holiday romance.
|Overall:||4.5 / 5|