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Author: Jennifer Gracen
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Published: November 9th, 2014
This is another delightful second chance romance. Cassandra Baines is one of the youngest English Lit assistant professors at NYU. She loves living in NY and has a circle of friends who are just like sisters to her. It is whilst she is out with one of these that they go into a bar and, across a crowded bar, she makes eye contact with Sean McKinnon, who broke her heart seven years ago. The chemistry is still there between them, they are irresistibly drawn to each other but the memories of pain and desertion are strong. He ran from their relationship but seems desperate to rekindle their love. Can she trust him again? Will she let him back into her life?The history between them is rich, with great memories now tainted by their break up. Cassie didn’t really understand why Sean felt he had to leave. Will she understand now if he swallows his pride to explain? Is it worthwhile risking further heartache for both of them?
The characters are excellently portrayed, warts and all. The author makes it easy to empathise with them both by her empathetic writing which draws the reader into their relationship. I was amazed to find that, although written by different authors, the Christmas in New York series all involve the same core characters. This is a great series and definitely different! I was impressed by the way the characters maintain their key personality traits and their actions interlink through the books. These authors certainly worked well together and I enjoyed the resulting stories! I read another of the books in the Christmas in New York series earlier – ‘Goodness and Light’ by Patty Blount which I reviewed here,
Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too, for letting me read a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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