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3 sweet christmassy novellas
Reviewed in the United States on October 26, 2021
I would just like to preface this review by saying I had no idea that these were all just short stories from the series Shalvis had already released. Because of this some of them were a little harder to follow along with and know what was happening exactly when it came to backstory between the two characters
One Snowy Night
This ended up being my least favorite short story of the three. I feel like because I didn't know the backstory to these two characters I was unable to enjoy the story and know why there was so much tension between them. I didn't get to like or connect with any of the characters and I like to do that when it comes to Christmas stories.
This one blew me away. I had so much fun reading this one and seeing how they would be able to put their differences aside and work together. Being stuck with an ex who hates your guts sounds like a nightmare, but for Sean, it ended up being a good thing.
What Sean and Lotti were able to pull off in less than 36 hours was amazing and sounded beautiful considering the situation. They made a good team and I'm glad they got a second chance together.
Mistletoe in Paradise
Mistletoe in Paradise was my favorite of the three. Hannah and James are still dealing with things from several years ago. Hannah because she's kept herself so busy so that she didn't have to worry about her heart getting broken, and James by constantly being on the move and not stopping anywhere for long. This holiday though because of Hannah's dad they are spending together or at least that's what it's supposed to be, but once again Hannah's job gets in the way.
This one ended up being my favorite because of how Hannah and James acted together and how for just a short little while they got to be carefree again like they were when they were younger. I also liked how James was able to get Hannah to live for a change and not just be about her job 24/7.
As for if I am going to go and read the full series of any of these books... I don't know, to be honest, this isn't usually the genre I read and to commit myself to two different 8 book romance series is a bit meh right now. Not saying never, but I think I'll stay away for now.