Ezra Stone wishes Christmas would go away.
Star Henley wants to save it.

When a desperate city council, panicked about losing their iconic main street, urges Star Henley to charm her way into developer Ezra Stone’s life, they hope to change his mind, unaware they could break his heart.

If the small town, Sanders Corners, can’t save its tree festival and protect their Main Street festivities, her father’s tree business and her Christmas shop will go out of business along with the rest of the town. She can’t let that happen, even if it means ingratiating herself into the cold, hard life of their town’s one and only billionaire nemesis.

When a conniving city council forces them to work together on the festival of trees, the two clash as often as they connect, but everything could change on December 25.

Titles in the Love for the Holidays series include – Taming Scrooge – It’s A Wonderful Date – Miracle on the 34th Floor – Invited Home for Christmas

Title:  Taming Scrooge
Series:  Love for the Holidays #1
Author:  Sophia Summers
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  November 15, 2019
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My Rating:  4.5 stars

I had such fun with TAMING SCROOGE, the first story in the Love for the Holidays series.  Ezra certainly has earned the reputation as Scrooge since he hates everything possible about Christmas and his piece of work father has only reinforced those feelings over the years.  Profit is his bottom line and nothing is going to get in the way of the new resort his firm plans to build in this small town full of charm, traditions, and famous Christmas stores along Main Street.  Absolutely nothing – except perhaps one woman who hates him on principle once he opens his mouth about his opinions on Christmas and exactly who he is.  Trouble is, this woman is the first to set off sparks for him in… well, forever.  Knowing you can’t have everything very well, Ezra will forge forward with the resort plans even as the town council plots to toss him and Star together in the hopes that he’ll change his mind – like that’s going to happen any time soon.

Star’s family Christmas tree business and farm along with her world-famous Christmas shop are on the line to be destroyed, along with the rest of quaint Main Street that is full of small shops, businesses, traditions, and everyday people.  She’ll fight this developer and his plans as much as she can but she never expected to be attracted to the beast who hates Christmas and is determined to destroy the holiday and her town with his resort.

TAMING SCROOGE is a delightful journey to discovering Ezra’s true past, and saving, compromising to hold onto the charm of a small town while still keeping it profitable and livable for its residents and businesses.  Ezra is rather unlikeable at first, for me, watching this proud, opinionated man slowly let the magic of Christmas and one very special woman into his heart to heal and change him is the type of story I never grow tired of.  Star is strong, a bit stubborn yet not afraid to go after what she believes in, even when faced with difficult choices.  I liked them individually and loved them as a couple struggling to find a way to work through issues toward a happy future.  My bottom line?  I had fun with TAMING SCROOGE and that’s all I ask from any story.

I read this title through my Kindle Unlimited subscription.

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