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Publishers: MK Books
Published: 29th November 2012
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Main Characters: Holly, Luke
Date Read: 17th December - 19th December 2013
Holly MacDonald rushes to the town she left as a child to prevent her friend from marrying an unfaithful groom. Her old buddy, Luke Ivey, is the best man who intends to stop her interference.
She's no longer his tomboy pal, and he's no longer her nerdy sidekick. They fall for each other despite their different views on the wedding and their living four hours apart. She's a city girl and he's pure country.
Another Christmas read from Netgalley that I have read this December and it's another read that I very much enjoyed reading.
I'm not a huge fan of the cover as to me it's a bit cheesy looking which is saying something when I say that as I do love a bit of cheese for Christmas.
I loved this book from the moment it started as it was such a cute and fun read. I loved the build up of the romance and the chemistry between Holly and Luke was a scorcher! The Christmas part was cute but I didn't feel like that was the main focus of the story which I didn't mind. It was a short read which for the most part it didn't matter as we still got to the hidden depths of the story that I love in a full length novel. The only thing that let the book down was the ending which some of things got cleared up but there was one part of the story that never really got settled which was such a shame as otherwise it would have been another five star Christmas read.
I loved most of the characters but there was one that I wasn't a fan of but I don't think anybody would be as he was just a jerk. Luke was a great male character that I loved his relationship with not only Holly but his brother. Holly was another great character and was a very loyal friend which was lovely to see and again her relationship between Luke's brother was great. Micah is Luke's brother and for the most part I felt he stole the show a bit as he was such a funny character and I would love to see him get his own book.
Overall this was a quick, cute and a fun read I just wished that the ending would have been extended a bit more.