Just call her Christmas Eve…
Eve Harmon has always enjoyed Christmas, but this year it reminds her of everything she doesn't have. Almost all her friends are married now, and that's what Eve wants, too. Love. A husband and kids of her own. But the B and B she manages, and even Whiskey Creek, the small Gold Country town where she was born and raised, suddenly seem…confining.
Eve's worried that her future will simply be a reflection of her past. There's no one in the area she could even imagine as a husband until a handsome stranger comes to town. Eve's definitely attracted to him, and he seems to have the same reaction to her. But his darkly mysterious past could ruin Eve's happily ever after just when it finally seems within reach. And just when she's counting on the best Christmas of her life!
My Thoughts ~
The Heart of Christmas is once again a fine example of the spectacular story telling abilities of Brenda Novak. It's been almost a year since I "visited" Whiskey Creek, and right from the beginning, it felt like I was coming home to my favorite group of friends.
This was Eve's story, and long overdue in my opinion. All of her friends are married and have children or in the process of having children. It's her 35th birthday, and feeling sorry for herself, does something totally out of character and wakes up the next morning next to a strange man. My first thoughts were - "you go girl!" This man is a mystery at first....so many aliases to keep up with, but I'm going to just stick with Rex (his real name) for the sake of this review. Rex has a very interesting history, and as luck would have it, he brings the trouble to Whiskey Creek. I really liked Rex despite his past. Despite everything he has to dodge, he is a really good guy....and a sexy one at that.
With a title "The Heart of Christmas", one might think that the story totally revolves around Christmas, but it really doesn't . There is so much drama and suspense with this story, I could not help but become totally immersed in the story and the drama. The ending left me with a big smile and I am already waiting for the next installment of this series so that I can visit Whiskey Creek once more.
If you are looking for a light hearted romance filled with drama and suspense that will keep you turning each page wanting to know more, then look no further than The Heart of Christmas.
*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.