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Author: Jeannie Moon
Publisher: Southern Born Books, Tule Publishing
Release Date: November 3rd, 2015
This is a festive story about a young lady trying to ensure her boyfriend cannot do the same as her previous three – dump her at Christmas! To do this she’s going to spend the holiday in a remote cabin in the Carolina mountains where there’s no phone signal and, to ensure he can’t contact her, she’s even going to leave her phone at home!
Griff Boone is the local vet attending a patient when Emily Parker arrives to stay in the holiday chalet. Unfortunately by then the weather forecast is dire, her hostess is off to check on a neighbour who lives in an even more remote location and Griff is left to help care for the aged labrador and Emily. He also thinks he’s cursed at Christmas but for more fatal reasons than Emily. He’d also planned on going away for the festive season but certainly not to this location which is filled with heartbreaking memories for him.
When the ice storm arrives, the two have to abandon their earlier plans and get ready to spend Christmas together in someone else’s house. Not exactly what either of them had planned! On top of all this the two are attracted to each other. Emily is an economist who dreams of opening up her own cupcake bakery but her boyfriend doesn’t support her idea. Griff believes in following your dreams and aspirations, he’s supportive and really caring with Sassy. Could this be the time the Christmas curse is broken? When the ice finally melts, will their warm hearts break the curse and give them a chance at a HEA?
This is a delightful quick read that has a romance that starts slowly and blooms in the end as two people learn that Christmas can be a fantastic festive time and they no longer have to be modern day Scrooge’s in their attitudes to it.
Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for this, an honest review.
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