Time spent in Christmas, Colorado and finally, Debbie Mason gave Jill her story. As I’ve read and listened to the story, I’m presenting a review of the audio version. But, you can read the review and excerpt and check out the tour stops to see what others thought. Then, enter the giveaway where you could win one of three $25 Amazon Gift Cards.
Happy Ever After in Christmas
Christmas Colorado is a tiny little town, where everybody knows your name. Especially well-known is Jill, the no-nonsense deputy. She’s never had the nerve to step out and declare her feelings for Sawyer, but maybe now is the time. There’s only one problem: Sawyer is her brother’s best friend and he’s only seen her as Jack’s little sister. While rarely nervous in her professional life, she’s not used to putting herself out there…but she does it in style!
Sawyer owns a bar in town, and aside from being Jack’s best friend, he’s got a reputation as a ladies man. But, he’s really not – sweet and wanting his own family, he’s the one most responsible for that reputation.
These two are wonderful together, and their issues and desires mirror one another: both want family and forever, both are worried that they aren’t ‘enough’ to sustain that relationship. As if their own back and forth wasn’t enough, BOTH Jack and Sawyer are trying to set her up with other men in hopes to not see her hurt.
Nell: so biter and gossipy from the last book opens up to share her story. Truly someone you would go out of your way to avoid, we learn her backstory and how she’s hurting. Her attempts to step in and mother Jill, offering advice and support was wonderful. A whole new impression of her. It is truly like coming home with each Christmas story, and you’ll soon find yourself looking for those moments.
The connection between Sawyer and Jill is palpable, with chemistry off the charts and so romantic. Yes – that top of the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day sort of romance. Smiles all around as they finally discover what they always wanted. A series that is always satisfying and heartwarming.
Narration is provided by Becket Royce, the first time I’ve encountered her work. Crisp delivery, solid delivery of the story using vocal changes in pitch and tone to distinguish each character. Pacing, tone and subtle moments of nuanced emotion brought this story to life, and made this a wonderful listen.
Stars: Overall: 4 Narration: 4 Story: 4
Title: Happy Ever After in Christmas
Author: Debbie Mason
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Narrator: Becket Royce
Published by: Forever
Published on: 28 June, 2016
Source: Hachette Audio, Publisher via NetGalley
Audio Length: 8 Hours: 28 minutes
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It's beginning to look a lot like love . . .
As her thirtieth birthday approaches, deputy Jill Flaherty decides it's time to live a little. When she walks into Sawyer Anderson's bar in her sexiest dress, she's not thinking that he's her brother's best friend or about the many women he dated during his years as a pro hockey player. All she's thinking is that it's finally time to confess to her longtime crush how she truly feels.
Sawyer is done being a player on and off the ice. Yet no one in the small town of Christmas seems to believe he's ready to settle down, not Jill, and certainly not Jack, who is determined to keep Sawyer from breaking his little sister's heart. But as Sawyer and Jill's relationship heats up, can he prove that he's her happy ever after?
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A copy of this title was provided via Hachette Audio, Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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