Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Review of Happy Ever After in Christmas by Debbie Mason
Jill Flaherty has had a crush on Sawyer Anderson since she was little girl and her brother was best friends with him. Through the years, Jill has watched Sawyer date and have flings with other girls, graduate high school and have a career as a pro hockey player but never got the courage to express her feelings for him. Fast forward to her 30th birthday, still single Jill decides that maybe this will be the year she will confess her feelings to Sawyer. Will she be able to get her true feelings out or will her nerves discourage her? Can she convince Sawyer that she is more than her brother's little sister?
Sawyer Anderson has been the town player on and off the ice for years but now at this time in his life he decides that maybe he wants something more. Little does he know that Jill maybe the one girl who will make him settle down. Can he convince her that she is more than just a fling? Will he be able to show her that he is her happy ever after or will life through a roadblock in the way?
I received this copy from Netgalley and the Publisher, Forever in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. This is the third book that I have read of Debbie Masons and the 7th book in her Christmas, Colorado series. Debbie does a great job of creating well developed, multi-dimensional characters that grab your attention from the first couple chapters in her book and holds you until the end. She did not disappoint with this book. An example of this was that she took the readers through a waterfall of experiences and emotions that the characters experienced through the book from love, friendship and danger.
In addition to the developed characters that Debbie created she also was able to create a great back drop and scenery for this book. She was descriptive enough to allow you to picture the town and people in the community but not go overboard where you were waiting for the chapter to end.
Lastly, I really enjoyed the storyline in the book. Debbie incorporated humor, friendship, family, danger and sadness all in one book. Someone would worry that would be hard to do being that it wasn't a super 600 page novel but Debbie did it and it was well written. Can't wait to see who she chooses for the next book. I am secretly hoping it is Sawyer's manager as she deserves happily ever after but we will have to wait and see.