Sugarplum Way + Giveaway
Romance writer Julia Landon knows how to write a happily-ever-after. Creating one for herself is a whole different story. But after a surprising–and surprisingly passionate–kiss under the mistletoe at Harmony Harbor’s holiday party last year, Julia thought she might have finally found her very own chance at true love. Until she learns her Mr. Tall, Dark, and Broodingly Handsome has sworn off relationships. Well, if she can’t have him in real life, Julia knows just how to get the next best thing….
Aidan’s only priority is to be the best single dad ever. And this year, he plans to make the holidays magical for his little girl, Ella Rose. But visions of stolen kisses under the mistletoe keep dancing in his head, and when he finds out Julia has written him into her latest novel, he can’t help imagining the possibilities of a future together. Little does he know, though, Julia has been keeping a secret that threatens all their dreams. Luckily, ’tis the season for a little Christmas magic.
This book does kind of get you into the Christmas spirit. Yet, I felt like I was missing something and wanted more. Julia and Aidan were fine. I liked them both as individuals but the romance between them was mild and slow. Almost too slow. It would have helped if the version of Aidan from Julia's book was portrayed as more bold. It was indicated as such but never really shown. For example: Julia mentions that the dance scene with Aidan in the book was hotter than the one in real life. I would have liked to have read a snippet of this scene.
The children actually kind of stole the spotlight from the couple. They were so cute in the way that they just were bold in what they said and did. Additionally, the story did pick up in the latter half of the book. On the bright side, I did like the town of Harmony Harbor.
About Debbie Mason
Debbie Mason is the USA Today bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado and Harmony Harbor series. Her books have been praised for their “likable characters, clever dialogue and juicy plots” (RT Book Reviews). When she isn’t writing or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, three wonderful children, two adorable grandbabies, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella in Ontario, Canada.
Debbie Mason’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, October 23rd: Romancing the Readers
Tuesday, October 24th: Books and Bindings
Thursday, October 26th: Cheryl’s Book Nook
Friday, October 27th: The Romance Dish
Monday, October 30th: Ms. Nose in a Book
Wednesday, November 1st: Broken Teepee – excerpt
Thursday, November 2nd: Romantic Reads and Such
Friday, November 3rd: Laura’s Reviews
Monday, November 6th: Books a la Mode – excerpt
Wednesday, November 8th: From the TBR Pile
Thursday, November 9th: Books and Spoons – excerpt
Friday, November 10th: View from the Birdhouse
Monday, November 13th: Moonlight Rendezvous
Tuesday, November 14th: Bewitched Bookworms
Wednesday, November 15th: Suzy Approved
Thursday, November 16th: Thoughts on This ‘n That
Friday, November 17th: Novel Gossip
Monday, November 20th: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
Tuesday, November 21st: OMG Reads
Wednesday, November 22nd: Jathan & Heather
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