I received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Holiday Wishes by Jill Shalvis
Series: Heartbreaker Bay, #4.5
Published by Avon Impulse on November 7th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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It’s Christmastime again in Heartbreaker Bay!
When Sean O’Riley shows up at the Hartford Bed & Breakfast for his older brother’s bachelor weekend, he’s just hoping to make it through the weekend. What he’s not expecting is to come face to face with the woman he lost his virginity to a decade ago—a woman he’s never really forgotten.
The last time Lotti Hartford saw Sean, she told him she loved him while he said nothing. Now, ten years later, she’s just looking for a good time. For once, she wants to be the wild and free one, and Sean – the good time guy – is the perfect candidate.
But as the weekend continues, Sean realizes that after a lifetime of being the hook-up king, he’s ready to find happily-ever-after, and he wants it with Lotti. But will she open her heart to him again? As Christmas sweeps through the little B&B, he can only hope love and magic are in the air.
Holiday Wishes was a quick, cute read from Jill Shalvis. Perfect for curling up on a December night with a cozy blanket and a mug of hot cocoa.
Sean is in charge of planning all of the pre-wedding festivities for his brother Finn and Finn’s fiancee Pru. He thinks this is his chance to prove himself to the rest of the family, after being known as the family screw-up for the last few decades. He really needs everything to be perfect, and so far it is.
Perfect, that is, until a storm rolls through the area, leaving the entire wedding party stranded at the B&B with no way to leave, and a B&B manager who remembers Sean from college all too well and wants nothing to do with him.
Lotti (don’t call her Charlotte) has an entire luggage set worth of commitment-phobic baggage, a lot of which stems from her previous relationship with Sean. She’s not interested in revisiting it, but Sean is determined to get another chance to prove to Lotti that he’s changed, too.
What follows is a charming, sexy read that’s vintage Jill Shalvis. I thought the ending and epilogue could have used a little more fleshing out; I’d like to know more about how Lotti and Sean are going to make everything work, but overall, I really enjoyed this novella.