Wednesday, November 23, 2016

eARC Book review: Holiday with a Twist by Shannon Stacey


Available Nov 21 2016
eARC provided by publisher through Netgalley
After a messy breakup, Leigh Holloway is ready to start her life over. Until her parents put the family home on the market and call her back for one final, memory-making Christmas. The last thing she wants to do is deprive her mom of the perfect holiday, so she'll lie her way through the visit and worry about her future in the New Year. Too bad the only bar in town is owned by a guy she seriously wronged in high school. 

Leigh's best friend broke Croy Dawson's heart, and Croy knows it was Leigh's fault. They've never liked each other, but Croy isn't cruel: he'd never turn away a pretty woman in need of some family-Christmas fortification. He doesn't expect her to drink just enough candy-cane martinis to tell him her secrets—and he definitely doesn't expect to get caught up in her holiday madness. 

Despite the surprising love and laughter, Croy and Leigh can't escape the truth: he can't walk away from his family obligations and she has a life and career to reboot. But anything is possible if your holiday comes with a twist…

You know Shannon Stacey never disappoints. In this holiday novella Leigh Holloway comes home for Christmas. The last one in the house she grew up in.  Her family has a lot of upheaval going on so she doesn't want to tell them she broke it off with her fiance and quit her job in the city. Wouldn't you know it when she walks into the only bar in town there stands the guy who she kind of is the blame for screwing some stuff up for way back out of high school. Croy      (short for Croydon, love it) is mostly over it all. He lends her his ear and gets himself in deep pretty quickly with Leigh. Watching these two navigate the holidays and a possible relation is fun. Is she leaving or staying? What really happened all those years ago and at this point does it even matter? Of course it kinds of all goes to hell for a bit but they get it right in the end. One thing about novella's is the story has to move fast. There are only so many pages to get it all in. If you can do that still make the reader feel like they got a good story that's pretty great but still leaving them wanting more even better. That was this story did for me.

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