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.
Published by Carina on November 21st 2016
Genres: 18+, Christmas, Holiday, Holidays, Light Romance
After a messy breakup, Leigh Holloway is ready to start her life over. Until her parents put the family home on the market and call her back for one final, memory-making Christmas. The last thing she wants to do is deprive her mom of the perfect holiday, so she'll lie her way through the visit and worry about her future in the New Year. Too bad the only bar in town is owned by a guy she seriously wronged in high school.
Leigh's best friend broke Croy Dawson's heart, and Croy knows it was Leigh's fault. They've never liked each other, but Croy isn't cruel: he'd never turn away a pretty woman in need of some family-Christmas fortification. He doesn't expect her to drink just enough candy-cane martinis to tell him her secrets—and he definitely doesn't expect to get caught up in her holiday madness.
Despite the surprising love and laughter, Croy and Leigh can't escape the truth: he can't walk away from his family obligations and she has a life and career to reboot. But anything is possible if your holiday comes with a twist…
Loved the synopsis of this book, it sounded like the cutest story and I love a good coming home story. I noticed this book on a friends blog and had to grab it myself. It has the cutest characters and LAUGH OUT LOUD funny. I read this for the 24 hour Read-a-thon and I am so glad I did, I loved it.
The Story & Characters:
The story is super sweet, told in two POV. Leigh is just a little confused and lonely, she was never expecting Croy and I am pretty sure he was not expecting her. After a full-blown argument a few years ago over Leigh’s best friend they really weren’t on great terms. Seeing that Croy’s restaurant/bar is the only one in town, Leigh finds herself sitting at the bar, drink and talking a little too much. I adored these two and so very funny. The stuff that happens is super cute and I loved her family, even if they were a little crazy. I love the intimate moments were sweet. I really loved this book.
This is a great Christmas book with lots of laughs and adorable characters. I loved everything about this book. This is my first time reading something by Shannon Stacey and I don’t expect it to be my last. Highly recommend to give you all the feels for Christmas.
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