Thursday, October 24, 2019
eARC Book review: One Christmas Eve (Cedar Street #2) by Shannon Stacey
Available November 11th 2019
eARC Provided by publisher through Netgalley
Zoe Randall is busy living her life as she damn well pleases. She’s back in her favorite town, her divorce in her rearview mirror, and living out her childhood dream of running a bookstore with her cousin. She has no interest in the uptight nerd who opened his boring-ass business next to her shop…until he complains about one of her sexy window displays.
Then it’s game on.
Preston Wheeler knows he takes life a little too seriously. But when the saucy bookseller next door starts pushing his buttons, he can feel that changing. Beautiful, vivacious Zoe challenges him in all the best ways, and soon he’s pushing her buttons right back: teasing and flirting all the way through the holiday season.
As Preston loosens up and Zoe is treated to the man behind the suit (particularly his forearms), she realizes she’s more interested than she cares to admit. And Preston comes to see the beauty—the absolute delight—in adding Zoe’s bright splashes of color to his once very black-and-white existence.
Preston is the serious guy who moves in next door to the book store cousins Carly and Zoe own. Zoe is the fun loving cousin who does the window displays in the book store front window. It all starts there when Preston gives her a disapproving look for the one she has in the window for Halloween. Opposite attract and even if they kind of don't like each other at first they are definitely attracted to each other. The more time they spend with each other the more they realize they might just be good for each other. Old hang ups though have a way of messing things up though. LOVED this story. It's quick it's fun and the characters are all likable. If you like your Christmas themed stories this one had that too. This is a novella length book so things happen fast but it's a great evening or weekend read.
Find out more about Shannon Stacey and this series here. shannonstacey.com