Author: Kimberley Montpetit
Series: Secret Billionaire Romance #5
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Date: December 15, 2018
Publisher: Spellbound Books
She’s a big-city corporate hot-shot who’s lucky in business, but unlucky in love. He’s a handsome small-town hero who’s all heart but has a secret. Can he melt her icy exterior, and restore her faith in a happily-ever-after—or is she forever doomed to spend Christmas alone?
Revé Chatham sure knows how to pick ’em. After two failed engagements, she thought she finally found “the one,” only to have another promising relationship end—this time in a very public disaster just before the holidays. Now she despairs of ever having her heart’s desire—a kiss that takes her breath away, from a man who truly loves her and wants to build a future with her.
Faced with a choice between spending Christmas in India with nosy family members—who will no doubt rehash her failed love life—or in warm, smoggy LA alone, Revé goes with a third option. She leaves the big city behind for a small-town holiday getaway. It’s the perfect way to quietly put the pieces of her heart back together.
Of course, she doesn’t count on meeting Logan Redmond. Kind-hearted, genuine, and ruggedly handsome, the more time she spends with the cowboy charmer, the more she remembers who she really is, and what Christmas is really all about. She begins to fall for him, but catches herself just in time. Their worlds are too different, and she can’t trust her own judgment.
Will she play it safe, and go back to her lonely city life, or risk her heart once again for the future she longs for?
Rating: Mild. Mild kissing.
The basic plot of this book follows right along the lines of a Hallmark Christmas movie. It is clean and pretty predictable but generally going to be an enjoyable ride.
My favorite part of the story was the proposal scene. Unfortunately that is at the beginning so I just didn’t enjoy the rest of it as much. It is an insta-love story and I had a harder time believing that their relationship was based on anything more than attraction yet they are planning to spend their lives together so I was uncomfortable. I’d be very concerned if I were her mother and knew she just came off another relationship. It was all too fast.
I feel like a younger audience would enjoy the book more than I did. (I’m old). I’m always less interested in the kissing scenes than I am in what happens to lead up to the kissing but I think if you enjoy kissing scenes but want to keep it clean then this is probably a good one.
I listened to the audio-book and thought the narrator was good with the female voices but didn’t care for the male voice as much. He was supposed to sound sensuous but sometimes it came across as creepy to me. I wonder if I would have liked his character better if I’d read the book myself instead of listening but I have no way of knowing that now. He was nice and generous and playful but also really pushed himself on to her even when she repeatedly said she wasn’t interested in a relationship. I wanted to like him more than I did.
The book isn’t long so it is perfect if you just want an evening escape. Curl up and maybe even switch on a little Christmas music.
*I received a complimentary copy of the audio-book and voluntarily chose to review it.