Today we return to Christmas, Colorado with Debbie Mason and her newest installment in this contemporary romance series. Please read on for my review and an excerpt, be sure to check the tour stops to see what other readers thought of the title and don’t forget to enter the tour wide giveaway where you could win one of Four $15.00 Amazon eGift Cards. But first …
Kiss Me in Christmas
I was unsure about Chloe after meeting her in Snowbound at Christmas and to be honest, seeing just how Debbie Mason would bring her to a point that I actually could care about her for an entire book. An actress and a world-class multi-award winning drama queen, Chloe isn’t mean-spirited or spiteful toward others, she just doesn’t see them in her world. As a child, she was more awkward and shy, and while she hasn’t lost any of those insecurities, she buries them all behind a face of bravado and seeming diva-like actions that serve as her security blanket.
Former star quarterback and BMOC Easton exchanged his life in Christmas for one in the military, but returned after an injury and has fallen back into the quiet and settled life he dreamed of as a child. Now, he remembers the quiet, kind and shy Chloe from high school, someone he always found intriguing. But now, spoilt, dramatic and high maintenance Chloe is so vastly different (and not in a good way) from the memories he has of her that steering clear is the best option.
Mason used growth and a clear insight into Chloe, showing clearly just how insecure she really is, and how badly (although often good intentioned) her plans to make a move for Easton really are. Fortunately, Easton does not play into her diva act, and he does help her to find her inner self- the person she really is without the lights, camera, action. A bit of a back and forth for me: I felt more frustrated for Easton than he did for himself, seriously a passing pony cart would have been a solid option to run over Chloe in more than one instance. But, slowly but surely Mason brought me around, and while I never could say that I completely loved her, she did grow on me, keeping me intrigued throughout the story. What emerges is one who desperately needs to be loved and supported finally finds that support and security, allowing her to banish those childish feelings of not being enough. A wonderful story that shows the power of love and discovering who you really are can make all the difference.
Title: Kiss Me in Christmas
Author: Debbie Mason
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published by: Forever
Published on: 23 February, 2016
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Audio Length: 8 Hours 19 minutes
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It's always been you...
Actress Chloe O'Connor has become America's sweetheart, but back in little Christmas, Colorado, she's still remembered as a shy, awkward schoolgirl. And there's no one she dreads (and secretly wants) to see more than her high school crush, Easton McBride. Just one look from the former star quarterback and it's like she's instantly transformed from daytime drama queen to tongue-tied teenager. She's kissed Hollywood actors and famous cover models, so she can certainly play it cool while turning up the heat, right?
After an injury ended his military career, Easton McBride built a good life in the rugged countryside of his hometown. And the last thing he needs is his quiet solitude shattered by a high-maintenance temptress who isn't anything like the sweet Chloe he misses. While he enjoys the flirtation with this new bold and beautiful woman, he can't help but wonder whether a kiss could have the power to bring back the small-town girl he's grown to love.
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A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.