The weather outside is frightful, but kisses by the fire are so delightful …
Sue Ann Simpkins is working hard to rebuild her life and find some holiday spirit. A weekend away from Destiny in a cabin on nearby Bear Lake seems like the perfect Christmas gift to herself—until her ex’s best friend, Adam Becker, shows up at the door, claiming the cabin is his! And if that’s not trouble enough, how had she never noticed how gorgeous he was?
Alone for the holidays and forced to play a reindeer at the local department store, Adam’s been feeling rather Scrooge-ish himself. But finding the smart, sexy woman he’s admired since elementary school waiting in the house he rented is helping to brighten his humbug mood. And when a sudden snowstorm strands them together in very close quarters, leading to one very hot night together, Adam soon realises that what he really wants for Christmas is a second chance at love. Now all he has to do is convince Sue Ann…
Holly Lane is the fourth book of the Destiny series – typical small town America, but with far more modern characters than this type of book usually gives us. Small town romances tend to have Brady Bunch types with 1950s values, masquerading as present day twenty and thirty-somethings, but you won’t find this here!
You also don’t need to worry too much about reading the other books first (though I’d recommend them!), because there aren’t too many scenes you’ll struggle with without prior knowledge.
The Christmas atmosphere in this one is excellent. I suspect I’m drawn to these cosy, wintery American-style Christmas books because they’re the complete opposite of Christmas in Australia. It’s like reading about a different world.
The cover pretty much tells you what to expect, but Toni Blake is also a writer who likes to add some steam between her couples, in case you were worried this would be too sickly sweet!