A Winter Wedding (Whiskey Creek)
About the Book:
Kyle Houseman believes he'll never find anyone he could love as much as Olivia Arnold, who's now married to his stepbrother. Not only did he lose her, he's been through one divorce and has no desire to go through another. He's determined to be extra careful about the next woman he gets involved with—which is why he fights his attraction to the beautiful stranger who rents his farmhouse for the Christmas holiday.
Lourdes Bennett is a country music artist. She's only planning to stay in Whiskey Creek long enough to write the songs for her next album—the album that's going to put her back on top. Her dreams don't include settling in a town even smaller than the one she escaped. But as she comes to know Kyle, she begins to wonder if she'd be making a terrible mistake to leave him behind…
If you can suspend disbelief, this is an enjoyable Christmas romance. However, like many Christmas romances, it isn't very realistic. Lourdes is from the town down the street, but she chose to come to Whiskey Creek so she isn't noticed. Kyle is the landlord; when Lourdes moves in the heat doesn't work. Instead of going to a hotel, she moves in with him. Kyle is still carrying a flame for Olivia who also happens to be his ex-wife's sister (long story). His ex-wife is crazy, and frankly I find their post-divorce relationship to be unbelieveable. I liked Kyle, I liked Lourdes, and I enjoyed catching up with the whole Whiskey Creek gang. I didn't like some of the sex scenes--they weren't terribly explicit but I didn't like the attitude embodied in them. I also found it hard to believe that a celebrity who was trying to lay low would have sex in a public place.
I'd like to thank the publisher for making a review copy available via NetGalley. Grade: B