Hold Her Again

This some what sweet and sappy Christmas is romance is definitely one you’re going to want to read. There is so much more than just a quick forgiveness and life is wonderful going on. In fact, nothing is easy for Jace because Ava isn’t really willing to forgive him. Ava also has a few secrets that Jace may be shocked by. I absolutely loved the mixture of small town nosiness and the remoteness of country living. The characters are fantastic and complex. No one is cookie cutter and some have an emotional roller coaster going on. You soon feel as if you are part of the town watching two well known and loved neighbors trying to figure out what they are doing. From beginning to end, this story made me feel comfortable and gave me warm feelings. I truly enjoyed it. If you want a Christmas story with more to it than a tired retold story, this is the one to read. It’s unique and wonderful.

Ava isn’t thrilled that the man she expected to marry and live with is coming back to town. She can’t forgive him for throwing her to the side as if she were nothing so he could follow the dream they both had, becoming a country music star. Jace always loved singing with Ava but when given the opportunity to find stardom, he took it. Now, he realizes that money and fame isn’t everything. Can he win Ava back or has too much time passed?

Book Blurb for Hold Her Again

A country-music star returns home to win back the woman he loves in this charming holiday novella from New York Times bestselling author Shannon Stacey 

Ava Wright isn't happy to see her high school sweetheart rolling into their hometown a few weeks before Christmas. He's only come back to bury his estranged father, but there's no way she'll be able to avoid him. No one can: he's become a country-music superstar since going solo and leaving Ava behind. 

Jace Morrow grew up believing "money can't buy happiness" was something people said to make themselves feel better. But now he knows it's the truth: no matter how many number-one hits he has, he'll never recapture the magic of singing with Ava. Missing her—loving her—and living with making the wrong choice in life were what made him who he is. 

When Jace is roped into being part of the town's annual Christmas party, he only cares about earning Ava's forgiveness. And though Ava's heart has never healed, she loved Jace too much and for too long to shut him out when he's hurting. As they fall in love all over again, they're both faced with choices for their future…and this time Jace intends to make the right one.

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2017 4.50