This is charming Christmas story. The characters are likeable and you want things for them to workout. a little action but most of story is about relationships in the past and the now.
They are gathered together to get the Gingerbread Inn opening for the Christmas Eve wedding. Casey has had a tough life. She is a scientist. She has decided to give up on love and have a baby by herself.
Turner job is top secret. He has been asked by his friend to help and since he was in the states he agreed. His last mission went bad. He has to make some choices now. He has not been sleeping well.
Years ago Turner and Casey had spent 3 days playing together. Turner had told her that he had only the three days to give her. He was deploying then and he could not tell her. Now is the first they have seen each other since that time. They both have changed.
I smiled at quite a few scenes in the story. Their is a cute dog and little girl that touch me. This is a quick clean romance story.
I was given this ebook to read and asked in return to give honest review of it by NetGalley and Harlequin. Expected publication: December 3rd 2013 by Harlequin Romance ISBN:0373742711 256 pages
For me, the strength of this book lies very much in the characterisation – both Casey and Turner are multi-faceted characters whom I was keen to unravel. So much of their pasts holds them back, and the book is essentially a journey in a microcosm that offers them the opportunity to shed their regrets and the legacies of their childhoods and early adult lives, and find happiness at last – not alone, but together.
The writer’s style makes it easy to get inside the characters’ minds and really understand them, and I liked how much emphasis she put on exploring their emotional plains.
I very much liked the backdrop of the Gingerbread Inn, and the fact that this story interweaves with two other books whose protagonists appear in Snowflakes and Silver Linings as Casey’s best friends.
Plot-wise, this isn’t a long book so there isn’t much scope for lots of action and twists and turns, but I liked the story as it stood, especially a moment of high-drama that led to the coming together of the characters. And the ending is bound to leave you with that happy, satisfied feeling you seek from a romance book of this nature.
In conclusion, if you like seasonal Harlequin romances, this one is sure to be a favourite on your shelf – well worth the read.
I was offered this book in exchange for a fair review via NetGalley.