Chasing Christmas Eve – book review

Chasing Christmas Eve
by Jill Shalvis
Release Date:  September 26, 2017
Publisher: Avon
Book #4 in the Heartbreaker Bay series
Number of Pages: 384
Kindle Edition
Source:  MCL
Contemporary Romance/Holidays M/F
Rating:  NC-17
Read 3/5/18 to 3/6/18

Why does Elle make me dislike her?  I really thought I got over that with Accidentally on Purpose.  I got to know what makes Elle tick and all of that.  But she is just too bossy for her own good and she really upset me a few times in this story  Sure she has a heart of gold, but she doesn’t have to guard that heart so coldly.

But this story isn’t about Elle.  It’s about Spence finally getting his HEA.  And the perfect woman for him to get that with is Colbie.  Really, what a total peach that woman is!  The downside to Colbie is that she cares too much for those around her, to the detriment of her own happiness in most cases.

Spence and Colbie had such a wonderful “meet cute”, it was adorable.  From all of the other books it was obvious that Spence is a super compassionate person and really loves his friends with all his heart.  We learn so much about Spence and his blood family in this book and it amazes me that he even thinks he’s not capable of a loving relationship.

As much as I adored the relationship between Colbie and Spence, there were some other scenes in this book that seemed convoluted and unnecessary.  Even confusing at times.  Not that you’ll get lost in the actual story, but more the author trying to be overly cutesy in the girl’s night friendships that it gets a bit out of hand.  Again, doesn’t take away from the story but it was really not needed.

All in all, this is a wonderful story and I’m glad to know so much more about Spence.  I’m hoping to continue to see Colbie and Spence in future stories in this series.

4 stars

About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is living at home while working and paying off student loans. Our youngest, Griffin recently left his active duty Army job and is now National Guard here at home. He moved back to Michigan with his wife Kirsten and our beautiful granddaughter Hazel. I work part time and try to fit as much reading into my life as possible.
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