From the moment Julie sees her best friend, Gavin, in the airport, it’s like no time at all has gone by instead of months and months. No matter how long they’ve been apart, their relationship has always been steady, comfortable, and decidedly just friends. Even though their meddling parents have hung what seems like unlimited amounts of mistletoe everywhere she goes this holiday season, Julie knows some things will never change.
Gavin is well-aware his family’s wanted him and Julie to get together since forever, even though he’s been friend-zoned since they could talk—and he’s been happy to play that role. After all, as the new starting quarterback for the San Antonio Mustangs, he’s got enough on his plate without adding romance to the mix.
But between playing elves in the holiday bazaar to nights spent one-on-one watching rom-coms or soaking in their town’s hot springs, suddenly the “reverse parent trap” they’ve fallen into is actually starting to work. But this could be one scheme where letting themselves get trapped might be way too dangerous.
Each book in the Heart in the Game series is STANDALONE:
* The Wedding Deal
* The Mistletoe Trap
The Mistletoe Trap
A solid 10 gold stars!!!! LOVED IT!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley and I am voluntarily reviewing it.
This book was so hilariously funny that I had to stop at certain parts and get the giggles out! There were other times when a character was having an internal dialogue with them self that I really felt connected to them. I would have said the same "things" if I were in the situation. It was great. I really felt I was right there as the characters felts so real. I loved the dual POV format.
Julie and Gavin grew up together as best friends. Their parents were best friends as soon as they met. The families were so close that they did a great deal together. The two mothers were a crack up with their shenanigans. Gavin is the QB for a NFL team, the Mustangs. Unfortunately he injured his shoulder and the team gave him extra time over the Christmas holiday to recover. Julie is a pathologist and lives in Arizona. The two don't see a great deal of each now face-to-face but talk, text and video chat almost daily.
This coming together of two life long best friends is a MUST read for anyone over the age of 18. There is a sexy scene that may offend. If you don't mind, then I would highly recommend this Christmas themed friends-to-lovers. You will not regret it.
The Mistletoe Trap was such a fun holiday read and definitely did the job of getting me in the holiday spirit!!
I loved Julie and Gavin. They are the best of friends but I loved this wasn’t like most friends-to-lovers stories (my favorite!!) I usually read. This isn’t one of those books where these characters have been fighting the attraction for years and years and years. It was one of those organic growths of a relationship that I absolutely love with all of the typical ‘will this ruin what we have’ angst.
I wasn’t at all a fan of either of their families since they seemed too toxic and enmeshed to ever come close to healthy but that didn’t stop me from truly enjoying this book and how Gavin and Julie ended up with their own HEA.
Best friends Gavin and Julie have been each other’s person for as long as they can remember. Always being there for each other no matter where or when. Until things turn to more then friends. Great characters and fun banter while they discover there has always been something more there.