Book & Author Details:
Love Me by Christmas by Jaci Burton
Publication date: 6th November 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
A sexy, standalone novel from the New York Times & USA TODAYbestselling author of the Play-by-Play series and Hope series.
Ellie Washington lost her husband in a tragedy five years ago at Christmas. She wouldn’t have made it through her grief if not for her husband’s brother, Nick, who helped her pick up the pieces of her shattered life. And with every year, her feelings for Nick have grown. Now she realizes she might be in love with him, but that’s not fair, because Nick deserves a life that isn’t about his brother’s widow and son.
Sharing his life with Ellie and her son has been the balm that soothed Nick’s soul after losing his brother. Now that friendship has turned into something deeper. Nick doesn’t want to upset the status quo, but someone has to make the first move, and it’s time they figure out if their feelings are real. Nick believes in what they have. He also believes in Christmas miracles, and he thinks they’re both long overdue for one.
This is a very short, quick read. Quicker in fact, than the number of pages might suggest.
There is no build up; no back story. But, honestly? It’s not necessary for the telling of this tale, as all is explained as the story unfolds.
Now, I confess that I am not entirely sold on the apparent depth of feeling these two have for each other. I couldn’t discern that spark of chemistry.
What I will say, leaving that aside, is that the character development is adeptly handled and the narrative pacing well judged.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Jaci Burton is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of over 70 books. She lives in Oklahoma and when she isn’t on deadline (which is often), she can usually be found wrestling with her uncooperative garden, wrangling her dogs, watching an unhealthy amount of television, or completely losing track of time reading a great book. She’s a total romantic and longs for the happily ever after in every story, which you’ll find in all her books.. Visit her website at www.jaciburton.com for excerpts, book information and contests.