Perfect length novella and a truly awesome story makes this a must read Christmas story. There are secrets and struggles and family and so much crammed into this short read that you’re sure that it is actually longer than what it is. However, nothing feels rushed and skipped over. Leigh and Croy are well developed characters that you can easily relate to. The small town feel comes across extremely well and you can just visualize the town. Though this story is wrapped around Christmas, many of the themes are universal; parents downsizing, divorce and reconnecting. I really enjoyed this novella and strongly urge anyone wanting a fun, feel-good Christmas story to grab this one.
Leigh is ready for change in her life. She’s broke up with her fiancé, quit her job and is trying to have a picture perfect Christmas with her parents not knowing the how her life is going. Her parents are getting ready for their own life changes and don’t need the worry. After finally arriving home, Leigh is ready for a drink but she soon learns that the only bar in town is run by a man who probably doesn’t want to ever see her. Croy dated Leigh’s best friend until Leigh convinced her to go to college with her in Florida. Croy blames Leigh for their break-up. What to do?
New York Times bestselling author Shannon Stacey celebrates the season in this brand-new holiday novella
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…