CHASING CHRISTMAS EVE
by Jill Shalvis
Heartbreaker Bay #4
September 26, 2017
Run for the hills—temporarily. That’s Colbie Albright’s plan when she flees New York for San Francisco. Wrangling her crazy family by day and writing a bestselling YA fantasy series by night has taken its toll. In short, Colbie’s so over it that she’s under it. She’s also under the waters of a historic San Francisco fountain within an hour of arrival. Fortunately, the guy who fishes Colbie out has her looking forward to Christmas among strangers. But she’s pretty sure Spencer Baldwin won’t be a stranger for long.
Spence’s commitment to hiding from the Ghosts of Relationships Past means he doesn’t have to worry about the powerful—okay, crazy hot—chemistry he’s got with Colbie. Just because she can laugh at anything, especially herself... just because she’s gorgeous and a great listener…just because she “gets” Spence immediately doesn’t mean he won’t be able to let Colbie go. Does it?
…and hope for a miracle.
Now the clock’s ticking for Colbie and Spence: Two weeks to cut loose. Two weeks to fall hard. Two weeks to figure out how to make this Christmas last a lifetime.
Jill Shalvis writes incredible romances, and her Heartbreaker Bay series is one of my favorites. This installment features Colbie, an author on vacation, and Spencer, a tech geek that makes your heart flutter. When these two characters met serendipitously, their chemistry exploded, and the hopeless romantic in me just knew they HAD to make it work, despite their initial reservations.
The story plays out like a romantic comedy you’d watch on the silver screen, and while the characters aren’t what I would call typical for Ms. Shalvis, their eccentricities are what make this book so charming and endearing. It’s a fun, light-hearted story that’s speckled with moments of hot sexual chemistry and an ending that will fill your heart with all the right feels.
This was an unconventional Christmas-themed book that was extremely well written, funny, and adorable. Ms. Shalvis, you have done it yet again.
I voluntarily read a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and feelings are my own.