Hey there, bibliophiles! I can’t remember the last time I made a post on a Sunday, but here I am! I’m sorry for the delay, but my whole schedule has been thrown off the last week, and throw in preparations for Christmas, and a decent snowfall yesterday and a whole bunch of chaos happened.
That being said, at least I have a few books coming up to be reviewed. In keeping with the holiday theme, and as promised, I’m bringing you book two in the Heartbreaker Bay series by Jill Shalvis. Let’s talk about The Trouble With Mistletoe!
Willa Davis runs her own pet shop and supply company and not only helps animals in anyway she can, but also those who she employs. Having a rough life of her own for so long, she can’t help but take others under her wing and get them on their feet.
Keane Winters runs his own contracting and construction company. Always on the move and always working on a project, he doesn’t expect a long-lost aunt to show up with her devil of a cat for him to look after. In need of some serious help (and maybe a permanent pet sitter), Keane finds himself in Willa’s store.
When Keane meets the adorable shop owner, he can’t help but notice her attitude. What he doesn’t know (or can’t seem to remember) is that Willa is part of his past. Unlike Keane, Willa knows and remembers exactly who he is, and how he had snubbed her so long ago. She may be just as attracted to him now as she once was, but she refuses to fall for his charms and let him hurt her again.
The more Willa snubs him, the more intrigued Keane becomes with her. He needs to figure out why she seems familiar to him, and why she seems so upset by his presence. The more they’re thrown together, the more difficult it becomes for them to fight their feelings for one another. They may have a past to dig through and sort out, but once they do, they’re free to discover their potential.
This was such a fun and sweet holiday read. I loved the critters, the whole gang from Sweet Little Lies making another appearance, the chemistry between Keane and Willa, and much more. This story reminded me of watching a feel-good, holiday, Hallmark movie. The love blossoming between the characters, the romance of the season, and the festive ambiance sprinkled throughout the pages just left me feeling warm and fuzzy. I couldn’t get enough!
What makes this story even more exciting is the fact that Passionflix is debuting Mistletoe as a feature film for the holidays beginning this Friday! Personally, I can’t wait! I feel like I’ve been waiting to see this movie since they announced it several months back. If you haven’t signed up or become a Founding Member yet, check out this post on their Facebook page for more info!
If you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit, do yourselves a favor and go meet Keane and Willa now if you haven’t already!