Author: Jennifer Griffith
Series: Christmas House Romances #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Date: November 19, 2019
Christmas, sleigh bells, and dashing through the snow—toward love.
Hotel owner Ellery Hart’s business is on the rocks. Rooms are empty, the lobby is ugly, and a huge loan payment is due. Unless she can pay, she will lose her grandpa’s legacy, the Bells Chalet. While her mom would have her marry the rich banker who is holding the hotel’s title ransom, that idea is beyond unacceptable. Ellery needs brilliant business solution. But how to make one happen fast?
Bing Whitmore has been running the family business, Whitmore Thoroughbred Stables, on his own. But when his heart is broken by two females—horses, that is—he is thrown for an emotional loop, and all he wants to do is quit. Sell the stables. Never look at another horse again. Instead, his cousin convinces him to take a vacation. They travel nine hours to the quietest hotel he can find—the Bells Chalet. Meeting a beautiful hotel owner makes this escape better than he could have hoped.
When Ellery needs help, Bing wants to do anything to make her smile, even if it means helping her fill the perfectly serene hotel with more guests. But when he learns that her hotel-saving plan involves the very thing he’s traveled so far to avoid, can Bing put aside his pain and help Ellery save her grandpa’s business and the jobs of the employees she loves?
Rating: Mild. Mild kissing; mild (nonsexual) violence or horror.
This was fun twist in romance. Instead of being brokenhearted over losing a woman, Bing is broken hearted and feels he’ll never love again because of horses. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that idea before. So, big points for unique. The story could easily be the basis of a Hallmark Christmas movie. I liked all the characters, excepting the one we weren’t supposed to like of course. And I loved all the movie quote references. It was a sweet, clean, fluffy romance so if you have a free evening to curl up by the fire and sip hot cocoa, this would be a nice read to go along with it.
No sex, language or violence
(a little creepy leering)
*I received a complimentary ARC of this book and voluntarily chose to review it.