Everyone from the outside looking in believes Chloe O’Connor’s life is perfect. She is the lead actress on a hit show, a beautiful house and friends. However, things aren’t always as they seem. Her life has not been the same since her co-worker tried to kill her when she was impersonating her sister a couple months ago and now the show is killing her character off. Offers aren’t pouring in for her next opportunity as she thought they would be so she decides to return to her small hometown of Christmas, Colorado for her sisters engagement party. Hoping she will be able to convince her sisters beau that she is the O’Connor sister he belongs with she is pleasantly surprised when she is told she will be staying with Easton McBride, her high school crush. Her once high school crush makes it perfectly clear right away that he doesn’t care for her and that she is trouble. However, after spending time with him she starts to find out there is more than the gruff country man than meets the eye. Will she be able to resist the her once high school crush or will she end up falling for him again and risking him breaking her heart again…
After a bad injury to his leg ends his military career, Easton McBride decides to moved back to his hometown of Christmas, Colorado. Now years later he has built his life as a private investigator and is building his dream home. Life seems to be going smoothly for him until Chloe O’Connor returns. Full prepared to have his guard up after what she did to him in high school he finds himself pleastantly surprised she isn’t as high maintenance as she used to be. Will he be able to resist her charms or will he end up falling for the one O’Connor he never thought he would forgive.
I received this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. This is the second story that I have read of Debbie Mason’s so I had an idea before reading this book of what her writing style is like. I really enjoyed this book in the Christmas Colorado series. I think she did a great job of setting the scenes in the book both in LA and Colorado. In addition, I think she did a great job of giving you more back story on the main characters even though you had met them in the previous book as it made them really developed. It was very interesting to see her build their relationship from the start to finish and really show how life since high school can really change individuals.
I would say the part that I found the most interesting in the whole book and something that you don’t always see in romance books is the story spent on Chloe and Cat as sisters. Most romance authors don’t really touch on those side stories as much as the main story. I think that it was important and very helpful for her to do this as I think it definitely added to the story. I also really liked that she wrote more of Grayson and Cat’s love story from the last book.
I really don’t have any negative comments about the book as I though it was well written and really enjoyed the love story she wrote about Chloe and Easton. I think she made it really realistic and true to what would happen in real life. I am excited to see what she has in story for Jill and Sawyers story.