Sophia Dane’s life is back on track. After losing her husband in a horrible accident, she’s finally in a happy place. She turned her grief, guilt, and — most of all — the resentment her husband’s family heaped on her after Bryce’s death, into motivation to open a boutique on Main Street in the small town of Christmas, Colorado. Ready to start anew and ring in the New Year with her friends, Sophie never expects to come face-to-face with her brother-in-law, Adam.
Coming home to Christmas was the last thing that Adam Dane wanted to do. But when he bumps into Sophia — his brother’s widow who he’s been in love with since…forever — he realizes that making the trip home was fate giving him a second chance. Unfortunately, she wants nothing to do with him after the way his family treated her. Adam knows he has a lot of making up to do, but first, he needs to convince her to trust him — and his family — again.
Titles in the Christmas, Colorado series include — The Trouble With Christmas, Christmas In July, It Happened At Christmas, Wedding Bells In Christmas, Snowbound At Christmas, Kiss me In Christmas, Happy Ever After In Christmas – Miracle at Christmas – One Night in Christmas
Title: One Night in Christmas
Series: Christmas, Colorado #7.75
Author: Debbie Mason
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: May 7, 2019
Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
My Rating: 4 stars
I always look forward to returning to Christmas, Colorado and ONE NIGHT IN CHRISTMAS is certainly a bittersweet return that will, hopefully, put some healing touches on relationships badly hurt and bring two people a second chance at love.
Sophia’s life has gone through so many changes recently. She’s become a widow with a family of in-laws who try their best to place guilt and anger on her over her husband’s sudden death. She’s sharing a house and a business with a good friend who suddenly is planning to return to her relationship with her ex-husband, who happens to be Sophia’s former brother-in-law. Autumn and Logan are a secondary couple in this story, but their actions do drive what happens, in many ways, between Sophia and Adam. When fate would have Sophia and another brother-in-law, Adam, run into each other again there are mixed emotions. Adam has been in love with Sophia, unknown to her, for a very long time. In his eyes, this is a chance to show her how she should be loved and cared for — if he can convince her to trust him again. For Sophia, Adam is a temptation, a source of calmness in very troubled waters at the moment. She could love him, but that also means dealing with and trusting a family who has hurt her deeply. That is something she is not sure she can do.
Watching this couple who do belong together work their way through emotions and situations to find their happy ending was enjoyable. I wasn’t so thrilled with Autumn and Logan, but we never love all the characters. Once again, Debbie Mason has given us a romance that is believable set in a small town with quirky characters and deep emotions running beneath almost everything that happens in Christmas, Colorado. Although this is a novella length story (it so could have gone full length in my wishes) is an enjoyable return to a town I love to visit. If you love a good romance, small-town antics and couples who will engage your emotions then you’ll enjoy ONE NIGHT IN CHRISTMAS.
*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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