"Step into the delightful world Miranda Liasson has crafted" (Entertainment Weekly) in this charming friends-to-lovers romance -- perfect for readers of New York Times bestselling authors Jill Shalvis, Lori Wilde, and Susan Mallery.
Just when Kaitlyn Barnes vows to get over her longtime crush on Rafe Langdon, they share a sizzling evening that delivers an epic holiday surprise: Kaitlyn is pregnant. And if that weren't life-changing enough, everyone assumes they're engaged -- a charade they must keep alive through the holiday season. But Kaitlyn knows Rafe better than anyone, and Rafe settling down is about as likely as Santa skipping Angel Falls this year...
Rafe would rather Kaitlyn believe a lie -- that their night together was a fling -- than face his own dangerous truth: he's falling for her, hard. After a devastating loss, Rafe swore he'd never risk his heart again. Yet the longer they pretend to be engaged the more Rafe starts to want the real thing. But now he has to convince Kaitlyn he wants to be by her side -- and their baby's -- for all the Christmases to come.
Includes the bonus novel Christmas on Mistletoe Lane by Annie Rains!
Liasson concludes her Angel Falls small-town contemporary series (after The Way You Love Me) on a high note, without relying on clich d Christmas miracles to deliver the happily ever after. Coffee shop owner and baker Kaitlyn Barnes has been like a bonus daughter to the Langdon family since childhood. But for a long time, her feelings for fireman Rafe Langdon haven't felt like friendship or brotherly love. After a tipsy evening leads to hot sex, Kaitlyn hopes a romance will develop, but Rafe keeps distance between them. When Kaitlyn discovers she is pregnant (despite using contraception), she decides to have the baby, asking Rafe to opt in or out of fatherhood. Still pained by the decade-earlier death of his fianc and their unborn child, Rafe takes a minute to get on board, but it's not long before he and Kaitlyn are together, ensuring a happy Christmas season. The other fruitful Langdons, a meddling grandma, and a mischievous new puppy round out the story. Nodding to the secondary plot involving a recipe contest, Liaisson also gives readers a tempting chocolate cookie recipe at the end. This is a scrumptious holiday treat. This edition contains a separate novel by Annie Rains not seen by PW.
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Yum like a hot chocolate on a snowy day
A coffee shop, a lost puppy, Mr. December, a large loving family, cookies, a special recipe, an unexpected pregnancy, non-admitted love. This was this book’s recipe for the perfect Christmas read. Kaitlyn is a very independent young woman and she sometimes comes across as an ice queen but I was relieved to see her finally break down those walls. Raphe is a damaged young man who keeps holding back his feelings, but it takes a fire to make him that life is short and no one should be afraid to love. That’s what life is about.
Miranda Liasson’s writing was witty, honest, funny —the Christmas tree incident literally had me in stitches! I thoroughly enjoyed this book. As I finished it, I closed it and was left with a feel-good feeling and a smile on my face. Now I am off to the kitchen to make a batch of Kaitlyn’s chocolate snowcap cookies :-)
Great friends to lovers book
This is the last book in the Angel Falls series and centers around Rafe Langdon and Kaitlyn Barnes. Kaitlyn and Rafe have been friends for 20 years and have been fighting their attraction to each other. In the last book, they attended a wedding together and got tipsy and ended up hooking up. Rafe has been avoiding Kaitlyn for the past month and they are both miserable. Of course, despite using two forms of birth control, Kaitlyn ends up pregnant. Both Kaitlyn and Rafe have to get past their issues (her abandonment by her father, his losing his pregnant fiancée) before they get to their happily ever after. Both Kaitlyn and Rafe are likable, but flawed characters and I enjoyed watching them grow into a great couple. This was a great series and I will miss Angel Falls.
Miracles Do Happen
After a wild night at a friend’s wedding, long time friends Rafe and Kaitlyn find themselves crossing the “friendship” line. After months of awkwardness and avoiding each other, they decide to put the past in the past. Knowing Rafe is a commitment phobe, Kaitlyn decides to move on with her life. When a surprise presents itself, Kaitlyn’s not sure she can walk away from a possible HEA...
This is Miranda Liasson’s third novel in the Angel Falls series. While you get updates on characters from the last two novels, you can read them in any order. This was by far, the most emotion evoking novel in the series. I cried for Rafe and the losses he suffered. I cried for Rafe’s inability to overcome his past. He was sooo lost! I sympathized with Kaitlyn and her drive to help, rescue EVERYONE. Kaitlyn has a heart of gold and is willing to put it out there to obtain her dreams. But she has family obligations, a life-long crush on a man who’s more friend than anything else, and now a pregnancy to adjust to. You can’t help but root for a HEA-especially once a puppy is added to the mix! I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.