It’s that time… Christmas is coming and the stories are starting to be released to get you in that spirit. Sure, it’s super early, but why not travel to Evergreen Lane in Tall Pines with Sierra Donovan and her new release
We Need a Little Christmas
When I want a romance that’s just a little bit different I know that Sierra Donovan will bring a story that doesn’t solely focus on the connection, but brings a more complete picture of the people involved. In this story, Liv is returning after an absence to attend her grandmother’s funeral and help her mother and sister pack up the house. So, while not a wonderfully cheery start to a homecoming romance, the contrast of grief and loss with hope and the holiday does start to build from the first page.
Scott never left, and while he’s struggled with people’s views of him as a kid, he’s building a solid reputation as a handy man. Over the years, he helped Liv’s Nanny out with little jobs around the house, and he’ll miss the woman. When Liv’s mother asks him to pick her up at the airport, he’s got no problems reconnecting with his old schoolmate and friend.
From here, the story mixes the repeated malfunctions in Nanny’s house that require a ‘fix’ and the gradual realization of Liv and Scott as they reconnect and start to dream. While I enjoyed this story, there’s no great angst or conflict, just a slow series of remembered events and moments that will leave you with a smile. A great read for an afternoon – a frosted gingerbread man of a book, with plenty of holiday cheer and solid substantial characters that make that perfect bite.
Title: We Need A Little Christmas
Author: Sierra Donovan
Series: Evergreen Lane #2
Also in this series: Do You Believe in Santa?
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Holiday Themed
Published by: Zebra
Published on: 27 September, 2016
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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The best Christmas present? The unexpected romance that brings two former classmates together for a lesson in holiday magic…
With its festive Snowed Inn and year-round Christmas store, the pretty town of Tall Pine knows how to do the holidays right. But this year, Liv Tomblyn’s homecoming trip may be bittersweet. Liv’s grandmother died soon after Thanksgiving, leaving a lifetime of belongings to sort through. Soon Liv is surrounded by memories, including a retro silver Christmas tree. And there’s Liv’s old friend Scott Leroux—the one-time class clown who’s become the town’s go-to handyman.
Scott enjoyed helping Liv’s Nammy with little fix-it jobs in recent years, but now he’s wondering if the crafty grandma had a much larger project in mind. Everything—from Nammy’s mysteriously malfunctioning heater to that silver tree—seems to be conspiring to throw Liv and Scott together. Not that Scott objects. For though Liv insists she’ll leave Tall Pine when the holidays are over, he’s hoping their holiday kisses might thaw her resolve and make this Christmas truly unforgettable…
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.