Welcome to Christmas, Colorado, a charming small town where the beloved sheriff will need a Christmas miracle to convince a hotshot city girl to believe in the magic of the holidays.
Resort developer Madison Lane is about to lose the one thing she loves most in the world - her job. Dubbed "The Grinch Who Killed Christmas," Madison spoiled a deal that would turn quaint Christmas, Colorado, into a tourist's winter wonderland. Now the citizens want her fired but the company gives her one last chance, sending Madison to the small town to restore the holiday cheer.
For Sheriff Gage McBride, no hotshot executive from New York City is going to destroy the dreams of the people he loves. But one look at this beautiful woman and it's his heart that may be broken. In just a few days, Madison causes more trouble than he's had to deal with all year. He can't decide if she's naughty or nice, but one thing is for certain--Christmas will never be the same again.
A resort planned for the little town of Christmas, Colo., would ruin its owners as well as the town, and developer Madison Lane has the hard numbers to prove it. Unfortunately, no one believes her, and she's "the grinch who killed Christmas." Madison visits Christmas in an effort to fix the PR damage, meeting both angry townspeople and an extremely hot sheriff, Gage McBride. Romance ensues, but not before Madison is subjected to Gage's relatives, at least three separate accusing mobs, and plenty of Christmas-themed problems. The lovers are sympathetic and well drawn. Gage's beloved Aunt Nell and the Christmas-loving townsfolk of Christmas, however, may strike some readers as strange and intrusive rather than charmingly wacky. Still, debut author Mason will please fans of zippy smalltown stories crowded with allegedly humorous incidents and steamy love scenes.
I had trouble putting this book down because the characters are so engaging, funny, poignant and lovable! They all have their flaws but, deep down, have hearts of gold, love for their community and care for each other. Maddie is a troubled woman and a work in progress and Gage has his own issues to overcome. I was rooting for them from the start! Get this book and read it, no matter what time of year! It's a keeper!