Monday, November 13, 2017

Review: Love Me By Christmas by Jaci Burton

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A sexy, standalone novel from the New York Times & USA TODAY bestselling author of the Play-by-Play series and Hope series.

Ellie Washington lost her husband in a tragedy five years ago at Christmas. She wouldn’t have made it through her grief if not for her husband’s brother, Nick, who helped her pick up the pieces of her shattered life. And with every year, her feelings for Nick have grown. Now she realizes she might be in love with him, but that’s not fair, because Nick deserves a life that isn’t about his brother’s widow and son.

Sharing his life with Ellie and her son has been the balm that soothed Nick’s soul after losing his brother. Now that friendship has turned into something deeper. Nick doesn’t want to upset the status quo, but someone has to make the first move, and it’s time they figure out if their feelings are real. Nick believes in what they have. He also believes in Christmas miracles, and he thinks they’re both long overdue for one.

My Review

Christmas is a very difficult time for Ellie Washington. Five years ago her husband died at Christmas leaving her pregnant and alone. Thanks to the help of her husband’s brother, Nick, Ellie made it through for the sake of her child. As time went on, Nick and Ellie grew closer. The only father her son ever knew is Nick, but Ellie fears she is holding Nick back from having a life of his own.

Although devastated by his brother’s death, Nick found comfort with Ellie and her son. They gave his life meaning, but now Nick wants more. Christmas is a hard time for his family, but he intends to be there for Ellie and her son. He is terribly confused when she suddenly pushes him away, especially when he wants to be even closer.

Ellie and Nick’s story is both sad and heartwarming. It’s a chance for two lost souls to be together even after going through the worst tragedy of their lives. Their romance sizzles and your heart goes out to these two.

I never read anything by this author, but I’ve wanted to for a long time. I loved her writing style and how quickly this short story moved along. It’s a lovely romance for the Christmas holiday time of year. I’ll definitely be looking at this author’s backlist.

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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  1. Wow. 5 stars. Sounds like a good one for holiday reading.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed this story. It sounds touching. Wonderful review, Yvonne!


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