In this holiday themed Harlequin novel, we are introduced to Noelle Perkins who has moved to the quaint little town of Fool’s Gold, California and who has opened a Christmas shop called The Christmas Attic. Her best friend Felicia is engaged to Gideon Boylan and they’re all getting together to celebrate the upcoming wedding and fast approaching holiday season. But everyone is pleasantly surprised when Gabriel, Gideon’s younger brother, shows up to visit while he’s on medical leave from the army. He’s an army doctor and recently injured his hand, so there’s no place like family to relax, heal and reconnect. Noelle and Gabriel really hit it off together, so much so that they find themselves extremely attracted to each other, but they’re both very reluctant to act upon their feelings in fear of getting hurt. Besides, Gabriel will be returning to his position of army doctor once he heals. Or will he? Do Noelle and Gabriel finally admit how they surprisingly feel for each other in such a short time? Could a relationship even work between them?
Ms. Mallery has penned another winner in the Fools Gold Series. I instantly fell in love with both Noelle and Gabriel and I wanted to see them together no matter how it was going to happen. The characters were very believable and the storyline flowed effortlessly. I was pulled in from the first page and I enjoyed the story so much that I didn’t want to see it end. If you’re looking for a wonderful holiday novel to submerge yourself in for a few hours, this is one you should definitely look into. Well done, Ms. Mallery!
There's nowhere better to spend the holidays than with New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery in the town of Fool's Gold, where love is always waiting to be unwrapped…
Noelle Perkins just got a second chance at life, and she intends to make the most of every minute. That's why she ditched a frustrating legal career to open her own store in Fool's Gold, California. The Christmas Attic celebrates everything that's magical about her favorite season. Business is booming, and as a bonus, gorgeous army doctor Gabriel Boylan has offered to help out during the holiday rush.
Gabriel's memories of Christmas past contain more sour grapes than sugar plums, thanks to a drill sergeant father who ran his home like a boot camp. Spending the holidays with his family while he recuperates from injury sounds as appetizing as last year's eggnog. Still, there are some enjoyable distractions in town, including sunny, sexy Noelle…and the red-hot mistletoe kisses they can't stop sharing.
Gabriel didn't think he was made for happily-ever-afters. But when fate hands you a love as sweet and surprising as this, only a fool could refuse….