Series: A Town Called Christmas, #1
My Rating: 4 ❀'s
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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I found this novel sweet and charming. It made me want to go away on vacation to a winter resort complete with ice palaces and igloos and a little Christmas town village with shops that sell delicious sweets and hand made items. Seriously, I adored the setting and wish that I could transport myself into the pages of this novel for just that reason. Holly Martin did a superb job creating a perfect winter wonderland setting that I could envision with no trouble at all. It made me crave hot chocolate and snowy days.
I liked that too, that this was a second chance romance. Gabe and Pip were sweethearts in the past, and devastating circumstances tore them apart. It's made them both afraid to trust, and I found that the lack of trust they had in each other in this novel was what they really had to contend with. At times, they seemed hot and cold in their relationship, but it was always clear that they were a fantastic fit and trying to get past the trust issues and hurt from the past. I had to commend them for that, even though the hot and cold drove me a bit batty at times throughout the novel. I loved how Pip laid it all out for Gabe at the end when she thought their second chance was in ruins; I think they both needed for one of them to be completely honest and I loved how Pip went about it, and how Gabe responded. These two deserved their happily ever after.
A sweet romance set in a fairy land type setting, it was a novel that reminds you of the magic of Christmas.
I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.