Recently I had the pleasure of reading Jill Shalvis' ARC, Merry Christmas, Baby. It's a novella in the the Lucky Harbor series, and it gives the readers so much more than a short story.
About the book: Wild child Chloe Thompson can't believe how much things have changed. She still can't get enough of her sexy husband Sawyer, but he seems to prefer working to impending fatherhood. So tonight, a very pregnant Chloe is escaping her troubles at the town Christmas party.
Sheriff Sawyer Thompson hopes surprising Chloe at the party will give him a chance to set things right. But as the snow begins to fall and the wind rages, he wonders whether he can make it back in time. While mother nature conspires to keep Sawyer and Chloe apart, an unexpected arrival will require them to kiss and make up . . . and ring in the happiest holiday Lucky Harbor has ever seen.
Like I said, this is a very quick, but great read.
I loved the catch up we see with old, yet very loved characters. The pregnancy in this story is the driving factor, along with the very real problems that exist after a happy ever after.
Ms. Shalvis has a way with words, and a way about her stories that make you feel as if you're right there along side, getting every detail down. This town is one that I hope she continues, and one I wished existed!
She's got a blog hop going on for her new release, along with two other authors who many will be stamping on the bookstore's doors to get a copy! Make sure you check it out below and enter for your chance to win!
All I Want For Christmas Is You by Jessica Scott
All Major Patrick MacLean wanted was Christmas with the woman and child who were his family in everything but name. But Captain Samantha Egan has come back from the war a different woman than the one who left - and she doesn't know if she can love him anymore.
But neither of them counted on the determination of a little girl they both call daughter and if Natalie has her wish, her parents may have no idea what's coming for them. It's going to take Christmas miracle to bring these two wounded warriors back from the edge of a broken heart.
The Billionaire’s Holiday Obsession by Nadia Lee
Deep in debt and stalked by a deadly conman, Jane Connolly needs a job and a safe place to stay. With no one to turn to in an unfamiliar city, she can't refuse the kindness of a magnetic stranger.
A former mixed martial arts fighter, billionaire Iain Pryce couldn't walk away from a small town girl in a big city, especially when it's obvious she's in trouble. But her sweet spirit threatens the single principle he's been living under for the past thirteen years: don't lose control...