Only she could open up his closed-off heart
Lea Dunwoody has always been the classic girl-next-door right down to the tips of her elf booties she wears as a volunteer Santa’s helper. One night her bestie teases her that she should make a play for the handsome bad boy Braden Delaney as she’s always been better with animals than people and Braden is rumored to be a total Scrooge. Braden has always tempted Lea and then the night of the Corbyn Christmas Open House, she sees him make a wish on an evening star. Does she dare make a wish for her own fairytale?
Braden Delaney has had it bad for Lea since…well, forever. As soon as he realized how boys and girls were different, she’d been the only one he had eyes for. But the Delaney men aren’t easy for the women they love so Braden has kept his distance. Until this Christmas. He’s tired of spending the holiday alone.
He normally avoids the holidays, but this year Lea is giving him a reason to celebrate the season.
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Maybe after the first two books I was expecting too much, but this book wasn’t as good as the others in my opinion. Lea and Braeden had too many “ghosts” in their lives and were too chicken about everything. Felt more like they were teens than adults. Totally disappointed in this one.
Tug at Your Heart Story
Texas Christmas Tycoon by Katherine Garbera is book number three in the Dangerous Delaney's series. This is Lea Dunwoody and Braden Delaney's story.
Lea and Braden have suffered loses and difficult times in their life. Braden still hasn't recovered from his mother's death or his sister and her husband's death but is trying to move on for his nephew. Lea's parents are divorced and has a strange relationship with her mother. I could understand Braden's difficulty in moving on but at times I wanted to shake Lea and try to get her to see what her mother was doing to her. This is a story that will tug at your heart. I did enjoy Lea and Braden's story. I loved the supporting characters who added so much to the story.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Tugs at the Heartstrings
This is one of those stories that will tug at your heart - often. It’s an emotional journey we take with Braden and Lea. Having had nothing but seeing their parents in bad relationships, they didn’t think they could ever love another because when the only examples you have are fraught with pain, you associate one with the other. There are others in the book who also have had poor experiences but were able to overcome them, who provide some what-ifs and maybes for Braden and Lea. This is a wonderful Christmas story that shows not everyone has a merry holiday.
I received an advanced reader copy from the publisher in exchange for my volunteer review.