All Suzanne St. Michelle wants is an over-the-top, eggnog-induced holiday with her best friend in Credence, Colorado. But when her hoity-toity parents insist she come home for Christmas in New York, she blurts out that her sexy landlord is actually her boyfriend and she can’t leave him—Joshy loves Christmas. The more twinkle lights the better.
Rancher Joshua Grady does not love Christmas. Or company, or chatty women. Unfortunately for him, the chattiest woman ever has rented the cottage on his ranch, invited her rich, art-scene parents, and now insists he plays “fake rancher boyfriend” in a production of the Hokiest Christmas Ever. And somehow…she gets him to agree.
Apparently, he’ll do anything to get his quiet life back. At least there’s mistletoe every two feet—and kissing Suzy is surprisingly easy. But in the midst of acres of tinsel, far too many tacky Christmas sweaters, and a tree that can be seen from space, he’s starting to want what he lost when he was a kid—a family. Too bad it’s with a woman heading back to New York before the ball drops.
Title: The Trouble with Christmas
Series: Credence, Colorado #2
Author: Amy Andrews
Genre: Contemporary/Modern Western Romance
Published: September 24, 2019
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Okay, I’m just going to admit that I laughed my way through most of THE TROUBLE WITH CHRISTMAS. I mean, really. The tackiest Christmas celebration ever! Then in a heartbeat, I was face to face with old pain, hurts that never really fade with time and two complete opposites who are so much more than attracted, they’re in matching ugly Christmas sweaters.
What I loved most about this story was watching Joshua come back to the living once again through Suzanne’s crazy, loud, outlandish Christmas where they fought hard but were falling for each other at the same time. The details, well, those you should read for yourself. But this is a story that is going on my re-read Christmas list because it’s a love story that touches the heart, a healing process, and two people who actually fit together perfectly – and neither one of them would have ever expected that. I had fun and that is the entire point. If you love a crazy Christmas, seeing old wounds be healed with tender loving care, and two people pretending to be in love actually discover that the real love was there all the time – then you’ll adore THE TROUBLE WITH CHRISTMAS. I’d not hesitate to recommend this one or the entire series to any reader who loves a good romance, likable characters, and some truly laugh out loud moments to enjoy.
*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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