Just call her Christmas Eve…
Eve Harmon has always enjoyed Christmas, but this year it reminds her of everything she doesn't have. Almost all her friends are married now, and that's what Eve wants, too. Love. A husband and kids of her own. But the B and B she manages, and even Whiskey Creek, the small Gold Country town where she was born and raised, suddenly seem…confining.
Eve's worried that her future will simply be a reflection of her past. There's no one in the area she could even imagine as a husband—until a handsome stranger comes to town. Eve's definitely attracted to him, and he seems to have the same reaction to her. But his darkly mysterious past could ruin Eve's happily ever after—just when it finally seems within reach. And just when she's counting on the best Christmas of her life!
The Whiskey Creek gang (last seen in When Snow Falls) reunites for this middling Christmas-themed contemporary romance. When Eve Harmon turns 35, she confronts a few unpalatable truths: she's single and childless, and has no prospect on the horizon for changing either situation. The old-fashioned girl who believes in commitment and white picket fences shocks her friends when she picks up a handsome stranger at a bar. They are even more concerned when Brent Taylor sticks around, especially since he is not telling the truth about anything. The chemistry between Eve and Brent is explosive, but Brent hurts Eve repeatedly by keeping her at a distance. Even as Eve tells herself she can't sleep with Brent again, she seeks him out and doesn't say no when he comes knocking. No simple hero, Brent has the scars to prove his complicated past. He knows Eve is too good for him, but he does little to improve himself, and watching Eve compromise her ideals, settle for his lies, and try to save him is uncomfortable.
Great Addition to the Series!
I was intrigued by The Heart of Christmas as soon as I realized that this Whiskey Creek book was going to have Rex, a character from a previous trilogy. I was glad to see that Rex had cleaned his life up and headed in a positive direction, but it was sad to see that he still couldn't outrun his past. I have enjoyed Eve's role in the previous books of the series, and was glad to finally read her book. I thought that Rex and Eve were great characters. I enjoyed the chemistry between them, and liked seeing their relationship develop. I enjoyed the storyline, and thought it played out in a creative and interesting way. This was a great addition to the Whiskey Creek Series.
Heart of Christmas
A friend let me read a couple of books by his author. I couldn't finish either book. This book has a lot going on...too many things coming together to make a story. Eve is a doormat and needs to grow a pair and find new friends. It seemed to me while she and Ted could be on speaking terms their relationship definitely did not call for him being in her business, Dylan's history does not allow him the freedom to go around judging others, and Cheyenne is a huge hypocrite seeing as though she is secretly carrying her husband's nephew/niece and passing it off as his child. When Eve mentioned it to her she told her not to mention it again and gave some flowery story as to why she was right for lying all while giving advice on trust in relationships. Ugh!!!! People don't have to agree to be friends but you have to have some sort of credibility. I didn't get this here and wouldn't want these people in my life let alone giving me advice.
I've been waiting...
I've been not so patiently waiting for Eve's story and Brenda you did not disappoint. Eve's story is a little bit of everything and I just could not put it down..
Another great story in the Whiskey creek series!!