Candice Gaines loves Christmas. Not only does she bask in the twinkling lights, sing Christmas carols and go crazy with the decorations, she’s also in the giving spirit, donating much of her time and wealth to various charities in the local area.
Charlie Sullivan despises Christmas. Though it keeps his family afloat, considering they own Sullivan Family Christmas Tree Farm, the main provider for Christmas trees on the Monterey peninsula. He’d much rather work among the trees versus have to deal with people.
But Charlie’s parents are taking on more philanthropic projects—and as their oldest child, they want him to be their official public representative. He just has to play nice and convince everyone he’s not a total holiday hater.
When Charlie’s mom asks Candice to accompany him to a variety of holiday parties and events, she reluctantly agrees. She thinks Charlie is a big ol’ Grinch, but is determined to change his mindset and help him spread Christmas cheer. Charlie finds Candice too chatty, too sweet, too much. Do people like her really exist?
Why yes, yes they do. The more time they spend together—along with a few kisses under the mistletoe—the more they start to like each other. Hopefully Charlie can convince Candice he doesn’t have a heart that’s two sizes too small before the ball drops on New Year’s Eve.
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I LOVED this book!
Candice is a young adult with enough money to live off of for the rest of her life. She throws herself into charities and benefits to keep herself busy so she doesn't have to think about the death of her mother. In walks Isabel Sullivan, an owner of the biggest christmas tree farm around who has a proposition for Candice. Show her son Charlie around the elite to get their business even bigger.
Charlie is a rough and tough guy who doesn't want to deal with anything other than the business he's suppose to take over one day. He is definitely not a charmer.. but he's so relatable what's not to love about him?
His relationship with Candice is so natural and organic.. you fall in love with them. I could not put this book down! 10/10 would recommend for an easy read with lovable characters.
Amazing holiday read!
I enjoyed this story so much! The spark between charlie and caidance was great! I thought it could use a little bit more passion. Overall the story was great!
I Loved this book!
So much goodness in this book! I absolutely loved Charlie and his grumpiness. Candice was perfect for him. She brought out the good guy lurking underneath all the grumpy. This is such a charming and wonderful holiday story that will give you all the feels.