Author: Jennifer Griffith
Series: Sugarplum Falls Romances #4
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Date: October 26, 2021
Publisher: Stewart Plaid Publishing
Two Friends + Onstage Chemistry = Christmas Trouble
Claire Downing is the last person to audition for the Sugarplum Falls’s notoriously bad town Christmas play. She’s far too shy, and the holidays are the busiest time of year for her clothing boutique. Besides, the theater world belongs to her diva best friend.
Claire’s bestie’s boyfriend, Owen Kingston, has no intention of trying out for the play, either—even if his diva girlfriend insists. The former construction company owner volunteers to build sets instead. Anything to keep her in town and not traipsing off to L.A. before he can figure out if he’s serious about her.
But when the future of the town play is in jeopardy, both Clair and Owen must face the stage and take a leap out of their comfort zones. While chemistry ignites on stage between the shy girl and her longtime friend, more than the play’s future will come into question in this accidentally in love romance.
I’d say this was a love triangle but in truth there were at least 5 people crushing on each other in this story. Some of those crushes didn’t end well of course. But not all. Since the main story is a love triangle of best friends I wondered how it could play out with everyone being happy and it worked for me. The main characters are sweet and kind but also a bit awkward. It was good to see their growth in self confidence and worth. Portia was something else. Kind of a piece of work really.
The story is short enough to be read in an afternoon and leave you feeling cozy. Enjoy.
Sex: double-entendre jokes, kissing
*I received a complimentary ARC of this book and voluntarily chose to review it.