About the Book:
It's been two rough years since Andrea Montgomery lost her husband, and all she wants is for her children to enjoy their first Christmas in Haven Point. But then Andie's friend asks a favor—to keep an eye on her brother, Sheriff Marshall Bailey, who's recovering from a hit and run. Andie will do anything for Wyn, even park her own misgivings to check on her grouchy, wounded bear of a brother.
Marshall hates feeling defenseless and resents the protective impulses that Andie brings out in him. But when a blizzard forces them together for the holidays, something in Marshall begins to thaw. Andie's gentle nature is a salve, and her kids' excitement for the holidays makes him forget why he never wanted a family. If only he and Andie can admit what they really want—each other—their Christmas wishes might come true after all.
Maybe authors write series books because they are lazy and don't want to have to develop new characters and new settings; or maybe they write them for the same reason that I read them--because I hate it when I have to leave friends behind in a finished book. Series books give you the chance to hear a new story and still keep up with old friends.
I enjoyed watching Andie take control of her life and learn to be happy again now that her stalker was dealt with in the last book. She is thriving, her kids are thriving and now, she has another chance at love.
The book contains as "who dunnit" and while it explained how Marshall got hurt I really don't think it added much to the story. The crook ended up being more pitiful than evil.
This is a sweet Christmas romance set in one of my favorite towns; curl up in a warm blanket and enjoy.
Thanks to the publisher for making a review copy available via NetGalley. Grade: B