Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Can't Miss Christmas by Miranda Liasson

Title: Can't Miss Christmas
Author: Miranda Liasson
My Rating: A

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Mirror Lake #3.5
Main Characters: Grace and Graham
Release Date: November 2017
Links to Purchase
Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:

(A standalone Mirror Lake Christmas novella) 

Here comes a charming standalone Christmas novella by Amazon bestselling author Miranda Liasson. Fans of both Mirror Lake series will recognize familiar elements and people along the way. 

It’s two days before Christmas and bestselling children’s author Grace Alberts needs to fulfill a promise—to make it to a book signing for the kids at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the place that did so much for her during a very rough time. But the weather’s getting awful and all flights are cancelled out of Boston, where she’s wrapping up her book tour. Then in walks her annoying but extremely sexy ex-husband, who (as usual) thinks he’s got all the answers. 

Graham Walker just stopped by to get a book signed for Grace’s biggest fan, his niece, and wish Grace a Merry Christmas—why not? But he soon finds himself troubleshooting her dilemma. He’s got a Range Rover that can plow through a hundred-year Nor’easter. He’s even headed home to Philly. Trouble is, Grace's and his past is a disaster, something he has no intention of reliving while driving through a winter storm, no matter how much he once loved her. And maybe still does. 

Bad weather has a way of bringing out the best and the worst in people, and when a run in with some deer antlers leads them to a forced stop in Mirror Lake, Connecticut, anything can happen, naughty or nice. Maybe a bit of enforced alone time and some Christmas magic can be just what it takes for them to face their past—and each other—once and for all. 

My Review:
This was a short story, but it was really good. This setup works because it's a second chance at love story. Graham and Grace were married until two years ago when their lives fell apart after their prematurely born son died. But because they have that rich history between them, a romance built in a short amount of time works.

But they are divorced and while they haven't had an angry breakup, it's definitely been uncomfortable. So neither one is really thrilled when they end up in a roadtrip together driving through a blizzard.

Overall, I really enjoyed reading this one. I enjoy second chance at love stories and add a holiday story on top of that and this was a real winner in my book. Although I have a couple of Miranda Liasson's books in my tbr, this is my first actual book of hers that I've read. Well, after this one, I can guarantee that it won't be my last. I need to catch up on this particular series, because there were a few characters that showed up in the town bar that I was definitely intrigued about. 

But for a quick holiday read, this is a good one. I definitely recommend it.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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