Sometimes all it takes is a leap of faith for Christmas to work its own magic in BLAME IT ON THE MISTLETOE, a charming novella prequel to Nichole Michaels' HEARTS AND CRAFTS series
'Tis the season for small-town Missouri boutique owner Brooke Abbott to get crafty. Much as she adores making art for art's sake—decorating windows, designing ornaments, crafting the perfect present for under the tree—this Christmas she needs the gift of good customers. Lots of them. Sweet Opal Studios will go under if she can't do some serious business before the New Year...and she has no time to lose. What Brooke needs is an honest-to-goodness miracle. Instead, she finds a burglar lurking in the back room of her shop. And here she thought the holidays couldn't get any worse!
Or maybe things just got a lot better. Turns out the burglar is none other than Alex Coleman—local bad boy slash legendary heartthrob, childhood best friend to Brooke's older brother, and…future landlord? That is the question. He's come home for the holidays to see his grandmother, make peace with his distant mother, and settle his grandfather's estate, an estate that includes the building that houses Sweet Opal. What he never expected was to bump into a grown-up Brooke, whose spirit, charm, and irresistible good looks give him pause. Should he go back to Oregon as planned, or give small-town life a chance? The only thing Alex knows for sure is that before he walks out that door, he's going to get Brooke beneath the mistletoe, where anything can happen…
Got to love that misteltoe!!!
Brooke Abbott, jewelry maker, lived above her shop. One night she heard thumps upstairs and called her brother, the cop, to check it out. It turns out to be her brother's high school best friend, Alex Coleman, returned to town. Alex's grandmother owns the building and told him he could stay in the upstairs apartment without knowing that Brooke was secretly living there to save money. Imagine Brooke's surprise when she saw her high school crush standing in her shop looking better than he did way back when. She's been through an emotional and a potentially physically abusive relationship with an ex and she's ready to move on. Who better than an old high school crush, ex-Army Ranger, gorgeous and sexy Alex Coleman.
I love Christmas romances. The attraction between them is instant and explosive. Leave it to the over protective brother to throw cold water over them by forbidding Alex to date his sister but that didn't last long. This is an sexy, sweet but HOT Christmas romance that was full of flirtation, misunderstandings, love, and righting wrongs of the past. It was also about family. The family that sticks by you through anything and the family that doesn't. I love the smooth writing style of Nicole Michaels and I look forward to reading more from her in the future.
Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.