Holiday Wishes – book review

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Holiday Wishes
by Jill Shalvis
Release Date:  November 7, 2017
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Book #4.5 in the Heartbreaker Bay series
Number of Pages: 128
Kindle Edition
Source:  MCL
Contemporary Romance/Holidays M/F
Rating:  NC-17
Read 3/13/18 to 3/13/18

This novella is a short and sweet addition to the Heartbreaker Bay series.  I’ll admit, I thought Sean would have a more in-depth story in this series.  Not that I didn’t enjoy this one, but it surprised me he didn’t have a full-length book.

I had almost forgotten what a big chip Sean has on his shoulder.  What’s great about his story being a short one is we don’t have to rehash the reasons over and over, but if you haven’t read the other books you can still understand the character.  And you can understand why Lotti isn’t sure if she can trust Sean.

Man, Lotti has had a bad year.  Not to mention a somewhat sheltered and not-so-fun adult life so far.  She’s gone to such great lengths to protect herself that she hasn’t truly lived and enjoyed life.  Luckily, she’s able to let herself go with Sean…even when she’s fighting that exact thing.

One thing that confused me is the timing of this story.  It was published only a couple of months after Chasing Christmas Eve, she it would almost seem like it is taking place during the same holiday season.  But it must be a year later or there are things that wouldn’t make sense.  Just a little observation.

For what this story is, a .5 novella in a series, it works well.  Like I said, short and sweet.  Plus, there is a scene that takes place in Lotti’s apartment that is one of the most romantically sensual scenes I’ve read in a long, long time.

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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