Chances Inlet is the home of second chances. Too bad not everyone wants one. Not even for Christmas . . .
Chances Inlet, North Carolina is the last place major leaguer Ryan McAlister wants to hide from the media to rest up his broken hand. He left his gossipy, Christmas-obsessed hometown in the dust over a decade ago. When he gets caught up in the town’s holiday antics, he finds himself responsible for making a little boy’s Christmas wish come true. The kid’s widowed mother, however—a blast from Ryan’s past—just might make his stay a bit more exciting.
Physical therapist Jane Sheffield loves her hometown. Especially at Christmastime. Since this may be her last in Chances Inlet, she’s determined to make the most of it with her young son. But after her childcare falls apart, she gets more than she bargained for when her best friend’s younger brother volunteers to help out. The rebellious teen she tutored in high school has grown up into a sexy charmer and so much more than the pretty face he pretends to be.
Can a stray dog, the Ghost of Christmas past, and a host of meddling townsfolk muster up enough Christmas spirit to convince Ryan and Jane to give their hometown—and each other--a second chance?
This book is the third book in a family saga but can be read as a standalone.
Chances Inlet Series:
Book 1: Back to Before
Book 2: All They Ever Wanted
Book 3: Second Chance Christmas
Beautiful Christmas romance
Ryan McAlister and Jane Sheffield would never have been on anyone’s most likely to be a couple list, except maybe teen Ryan’s. He’s now a successful professional baseball player who visits home as little as possible and she’s a wildly gifted physical therapist who loves her hometown unreservedly.
When they have a chance to spend a bit more time in the time leading up to Christmas, they discover how much they enjoy each other’s company, and how truly they see each other’s real selves, not simply what they typically reveal to the world at large.
Tracy Solheim’s writing is warm and lovely, and Jane and Ryan’s story is beautifully engrossing. Don’t miss this lovely Christmas read!