The Riordan brothers may have a reputation for being rough–and–tumble, but Patrick has always been the gentle, sweet–natured one. These days, his easygoing manner is being tested by his high–octane career as a navy pilot. But for the Riordan brothers, when the going gets tough…the tough find the love of a good woman.
Except the woman who has caught Patrick's attention is Jack Sheridan's very attractive niece.
Angie LeCroix comes to Virgin River to spend Christmas relaxing, away from her well–intentioned but hovering mother. Yet instead of freedom, she gets Jack Sheridan. If her uncle had his way, she'd never go out again. And certainly not with rugged, handsome Patrick Riordan. But Angie has her own idea of the kind of Christmas she wants–and the kind of man!
Patrick and Angie thought they wanted to be left alone this Christmas–until they meet each other. Then they want to be left alone together. But the Sheridan and Riordan families have different plans for Patrick and Angie–and for Christmas, Virgin River–style!
In this heartwrenching Christmas tale the 20th installment in Carr's bestselling Virgin River series, after Sunrise Point two damaged souls find healing together. Med student Angie LaCroix had her whole future mapped out before the car accident that nearly ended her life; Navy pilot Patrick Riordan is reassessing his own life after an Afghanistan mission went terribly wrong and killed his best friend, Jake, leaving behind a young widow, Marie, and toddler son. Family ties bring Angie and Patrick to tiny Virgin River, Calif., and intense chemistry drives them into what both tell themselves will be a temporary relationship. Angie feels reborn after her accident, eager to embrace life in a way she never has before, but Patrick, still struggling with survivor's guilt, feels that his promise to "look out for" Marie requires him to marry her. Longtime fans and new readers alike will race through this tearjerker, hoping for Patrick and Angie to find their happy ending.