Just when Kaitlyn Barnes vows to get over her longtime crush on Rafe Langdon, they share a sizzling evening that delivers an epic holiday surprise: Kaitlyn is pregnant. And if that weren’t life-changing enough, everyone assumes they’re engaged — a charade they must keep alive through the holiday season. But Kaitlyn knows Rafe better than anyone, and Rafe settling down is about as likely as Santa skipping Angel Falls this year…
Rafe would rather Kaitlyn believe a lie — that their night together was a fling — than face his own dangerous truth: he’s falling for her, hard. After a devastating loss, Rafe swore he’d never risk his heart again. Yet the longer they pretend to be engaged the more Rafe starts to want the real thing. But now he has to convince Kaitlyn he wants to be by her side — and their baby’s — for all the Christmases to come.
Titles in the Angel Falls series include – Then There Was You – The Way You Love Me – All I Want For Christmas Is You –
Includes the bonus novel Christmas on Mistletoe Lane by Annie Rains.
Title: All I Want For Christmas Is You
Series: Angel Falls #3
Author: Miranda Liasson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: October 29, 2019
Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
My Rating: 4.5 stars
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU is such a delightful romance that pulled me in and kept me flipping pages until the ending. I wish I had read the first two stories in this series (trilogy?) first but I hadn’t and there simply wasn’t enough time to do that before this review was due. I will be going back to the beginning, not because I feel I have to but because I want to know the full stories of what went on before Rafe and Kaitlyn’s story.
Sometimes the “obvious to everyone else” perfect partner is right in front of you – for years of friendship. And that is how Rafe and Kaitlyn began, yes, she’d had a crush on him but knowing of his history she knew it would not go anywhere. There she was wrong as one night proved just how perfect they are together – with unexpected results. Now they’re planning a sort of fake engagement, living together due to odd circumstances, getting tons of (unwanted) help from family, friends and the quirky residents of Angel Falls, and discovering that friends-to-lovers-to-parents might not have been the ideal way to fall deeply in love but it’s working out that way for them. Now they simply have to get out of their own way, tear down some of Rafe’s walls and trust in a future that can be everything they’d wish for – if they’re willing to risk their hearts.
I had such a good time with these characters and their love story. If you love a really believable romance with likable characters, a touch of drama, quirky townsfolk and family that is always there for you – then I believe you’d love ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU. I’d not hesitate to recommend this one, and I’m heading to one-click on a couple of titles now to get caught up. Buying the previous books when it’s not necessary is probably a high compliment to the author that I’m invested in their world – the truth is, I loved these folks and now want to know it all.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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