As soon as the mistletoe goes up, that's when life gets really interesting
Darcy Shaughnessy has gotten used to her overbearing brothers chasing away any man she wants to date. But a chance meeting with a brooding – and deliciously handsome – artist is about to make this holiday season one to remember.
There's only one thing Benjamin Tanner loves more than his woodcarving: solitude. Then he gets snowed in with Darcy in his cozy cabin in the woods, and their heated feelings begin to melt the icy barrier between them.
With Ben's need for privacy and Darcy's love of family and social life, will opposites still attract once the snow clears and the holiday festivities come to an end?
The Shaughnessy Brothers Series:
Made for Us (Book 1)
Love Walks In (Book 2)
Always My Girl (Book 3)
This Is Our Song (Book 4)
A Sky Full of Stars (Book 5)
Holiday Spice (Book 6)
What People Are Saying:
"Delightfully satisfying…a Christmas to remember. " —USA Today Happily Ever After for A Christmas Cottage/Ever After
"So much more than just a romance." —Night Owl Reviews for Always My Girl
"Fans of Susan Elizabeth Phillips may also enjoy Chase." —Booklist for Love
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A holiday treat! I must admit that I held my breath on this one. I wasn't sure if there was going to be a happily ever after and I so needed Darcy and Ben to find the way to make their relationship work. It is a little touch and go for a while but, the story is great and Darcy and Ben are so good together. This is another Shaughnessy family romance that you don't want to miss.
A bittersweet ending to The Shaughnessy Brothers series! If you are like me, you have adored this series and this family from the very first book. They are the close-knit family we only dream of having ... always there to help when needed, full of unconditional love no matter what you may say or do in anger, and loyal to a fault. We have gone through the journey of healing and the finding of love with all of the brothers, and this book brings us the final sibling's story ... little sister Darcy. She's been spoiled and has gotten her way all of her life with all of these warm and compassionate brothers and father that she grew up with, and now it's time for her to meet the man that teaches her that life isn't always going to go your way! She and Ben are a bit like oil and water on one hand, and yet destined to be together on the other. I enjoyed catching up with everyone again!
Darcy Shaughnessy is still working on figuring out what she wants to do with her life when she's asked to do a favor and go meet with an artist that could use some help on a project having to do with his work. She's happy to help, but when she arrives and the guy doesn't seem all too happy to have the help that was requested, she's a bit irritated!
Benjamin Tanner prefers his solitude in his cabin in the woods in Washington. He loves his work, but he doesn't love the jobs of promoting and interacting with the real world outside of his uninterrupted bubble. When Darcy shows up with her enthusiasm and peppy attitude, he seriously doesn't know what to make of her. At first they clash and get off on bad terms with each other ... but when things calm down and they end up getting snowed in together, they find out they like each other a little too much!
Good book, not my favorite Shaughnessy though
REALLY wanted to love Darcy Shaughnessy's book as much as I loved the previous books about her brothers. Sadly, I did not. If fact, the supportive, loving Darcy that I enjoyed in Owen's book (A Sky Full of Stars...read this one for sure!!) seemed to be lost in the insecure, immature, kind of a bratty girl she was in her own story. I know when secondary characters get their own stories, their personality is more developed, obviously. And being the youngest of six, with five big brothers who are a bit older than her...well, that can make the character seem a bit young. But Darcy seemed unnaturally stubborn and inflexible, but yet a hard worker who was looking for her niche in life. I think she was way too wishy washy for my taste.
Ben had way more patience with her ups and downs than I did. Which you'd think would endear him to me. But it really didn't. He's got his own family issues to deal with (the grumpy, anti-holiday guy), which he doesn't until near the end, but he comes off as almost too old for Darcy. I couldn't picture him in my head, either, as a young guy, so I just kept seeing the guy who played Grizzly Adams!! So not a romance hero.
The great storytelling that I come to expect from Samantha Chase was there and I like the snapshots of what's doing on with the rest of the family. But I just didn't love either our hero or heroine this time around. As this was my first holiday read of the season, I'll admit that bummed me out, too. Still a wonderful series and I recommend it highly...even Darcy's story.
Thanks to the publishers and Netgalley for the ARC. All opinions are my own.