Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Trouble With Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis - Review

Settle into your favorite reading spot, grab a warm drink and pick up The Trouble with Mistletoe: A Heartbreaker Bay Novel  by Jill Shalvis, for an adorable holiday read!  For me, there is nothing better than a romance novel set during the holidays! I  absolutely adored this story, the  fun loving characters and the holiday cheer.

Keane and Willa met in high school, not that Keane remembers.  Willa, on the other hand, will never forget.  Years later, she still holds a grudge from the hurt she felt by Keane.  But when he walks into Willa's pet shop, desperate for help with his aunt's cat, she can't say no to the charming Keane.  

Keane is a sexy, strong, hands on real estate developer who takes on projects in the San Fransico area. Willa owns a pet shop and takes on "babysitting" four legged friends like the cat Keane is watching for his sick aunt. Since petunia the cat is not a fan of Keane, Willa has agreed to help out and watch her while he works.  They become friends and then the attraction develops, but a relationship is not something Keane and Willa are used to or even strive for.  They both had difficult childhoods and shy away from getting too close or involved.  However, Keane is the smart one seeing the potential in their relationship and the beauty of falling in love.  Which made me fall for Keane even more! :X

I loved all the characters and could see myself enjoying a Christmas party with their company.  The realistic storyline was also a breath of fresh air.  Don't get me wrong,  I like a fairy-tale fantasy too, but sometimes it's nice to read a love story that could actually blossom in the real world.

When the weather starts to cool and you want snuggle up with a good book, give Keane and Willa's story a try! :)  This book is part of a series, but could be read as a standalone.   I can't wait to read the other stories in the Heartbreaker Bay Novels.

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