Actress Chloe O'Connor has become America's sweetheart, but back in little Christmas, Colorado, she's still remembered as a shy, awkward schoolgirl. And there's no one she dreads (and secretly wants) to see more than her high school crush, Easton McBride. Just one look from the former star quarterback and it's like she's instantly transformed from daytime drama queen to tongue-tied teenager. She's kissed Hollywood actors and famous cover models, so she can certainly play it cool while turning up the heat, right?
After an injury ended his military career, Easton McBride built a good life in the rugged countryside of his hometown. And the last thing he needs is his quiet solitude shattered by a high-maintenance temptress who isn't anything like the sweet Chloe he misses. While he enjoys the flirtation with this new bold and beautiful woman, he can't help but wonder whether a kiss could have the power to bring back the small-town girl he's grown to love.
ARC received via Netgalley for an honest review
How have I never come across this author or series before?
It may be book 6 in the series, and I haven't read the previous books, but that did not take away from my enjoyment of Kiss Me In Christmas in the slightest.
Kiss Me In Christmas is not what I would call a "sweet" romance. Yes, our MCs Chloe and Easton are sweet, and sweet on each other, but this is more of an emotional read for me.
In fact most of the read it got me right in the feels. I felt sad, I felt angry, I felt glimpses of happy, I felt hope.
Mostly hope, as I really wanted Chloe and Easton to find their HEA.
There were some characters that I found the more I read, the more I disliked. I am sure if I had read the earlier books I would get their motivations a lot better, but going in blind I was thinking "WTF is wrong with you people???"
That aside, Ms Mason drew me right into the lives of the people in Christmas, Colorado. I became enthralled with their dramas, their lives, their loves.
I can't wait to get reading the earlier books in the series, and hope there are more in the future.
Debbie Mason is the bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado series. Her books have been praised for their "likable characters, clever dialogue and juicy plots" (RT Book Reviews). She also writes historical paranormals as Debbie Mazzuca.
Her MacLeod series has received several nominations for best paranormal as well as a Holt Medallion Award of Merit. When she isn't writing or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, their four wonderful children, an adorable grandbaby, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella.