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Review: ‘Holiday Wishes’ by Jill Shalvis

Review: ‘Holiday Wishes’ by Jill Shalvis

Holiday Wishes

by Jill Shalvis
Series: Heartbreaker Bay #4.5
Published by Avon Impulse on November 7th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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It’s Christmastime again in Heartbreaker Bay!
When Sean O’Riley shows up at the Hartford Bed & Breakfast for his older brother’s bachelor weekend, he’s just hoping to make it through the weekend. What he’s not expecting is to come face to face with the woman he lost his virginity to a decade ago—a woman he’s never really forgotten.
The last time Lotti Hartford saw Sean, she told him she loved him while he said nothing. Now, ten years later, she’s just looking for a good time. For once, she wants to be the wild and free one, and Sean – the good time guy – is the perfect candidate.
But as the weekend continues, Sean realizes that after a lifetime of being the hook-up king, he’s ready to find happily-ever-after, and he wants it with Lotti. But will she open her heart to him again? As Christmas sweeps through the little B&B, he can only hope love and magic are in the air.

My Review

I know I’m reading a Christmas themed book after the holidays are over with, but I can’t help it. I love the Heartbreaker Bay series by Jill Shalvis.

Holiday Wishes is a short novella with only eight chapters + Epilogue, so it did not take me long to read at all.

I remember reading the first book in the series and being introduced to Sean O’Riley. I definitely couldn’t wait to find out, which lady would tame Sean.

Sean happens to be the best man for his brother’s wedding, and he has a bachelor weekend planned at a B&B with his friends and brother. Although, Sean is about to encounter Lottie Hartford, who he happened to have lost his virginity to in high school. He also broke her heart.

Uh oh! In comes some drama between Sean and Lotti Hartford during the story because of their past. Lotti hasn’t forgiven him, and Sean is determined to make it up to her. Lotti though won’t be mad at him for long in the story. 🙂

If there is one thing I enjoyed about this story is how Sean and Lotti get a second chance at love.  I always love the second chance love stories.

Even though the story is a novella, it definitely as a great addition to the series because I got more with the previous characters. I also got to read Sean’s HEA, and he deserved one, even if Lotti didn’t make it easy for him.

I give this book 4 stars and highly recommend it Contemporary Romance readers out there. Just because it’s a Christmas themed book does not mean you have to wait until next Christmas to read it. I do recommend reading the previous books first before reading the novellas in the series. You’ll want to read the full novels of the happy couples in Holiday Wishes that are Sean’s family and friends.

I’m enjoying this series (but I’ve said this before), and now I’m counting down to the next book in the series.


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I guess I should type a bio here. I'm FranJessca or Fran for short. I'm the owner of Book Lovin' Mamas and main Reviewer. I've been reviewing books since I got out of the Navy in 2011. Now 8 years later, I'm still reviewing, but this time with my youngest sidekick.
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