Christmas of Love
Book 5, Long Valley Romance - A Western Romance Novella
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Next stop: Pain and heartache, coming right up…
Ivy McLain’s grand scheme of making it big? Yeah, it’s going nowhere fast. Every day, her dreams of a fabulous art career are fading a little more. And just when she didn’t believe things could get any worse, her parents plan their huge 40th anniversary party.
In cold, snowy Podunk, Idaho.
It’s been five years since Ivy’s stepped foot in her hometown, and that was on purpose, thankyouverymuch. The oversized wide spot in the road holds nothing but truly awful memories for her.
All right, fine.
She’s stuck having to return, and she’s stuck playing the part of a dutiful daughter, but that doesn’t mean she has to like it.
All of that changes the moment she meets a rugged cowboy with a slow and sexy smile.
Okay, bowls him over and spills his drink everywhere. Details, details…
Up next: A girl to tear your heart apart…
Austin Bishop is hiding from the world in the small, mountain town of Sawyer, Idaho.
Okay, maybe not from the world, but definitely from the females of the world.
It isn’t that he thinks they have cooties. After all, he’d had a childhood sweetheart who he’d loved with all of his heart and soul for five years…right up until she dumped him. Receiving her engagement ring in the mail wasn’t exactly the Christmas present he’d been hoping for that year.
That’s all behind him, though. He is girl-free, and thrilled to be that way. Never better. Couldn’t be happier, actually.
All the way up until he runs, quite literally, into the most beautiful, curvy redhead he’s ever seen in his life. Suddenly, canoodling under the mistletoe seems like the best Christmas activity this side of eating homemade snickerdoodles. A fling with no strings attached? There’s no better way to celebrate the holidays.
Except, partway through the twelve days of Christmas, it stops being a fling and starts feeling like a whole lot more.
But Ivy is hiding secrets, and so is he.
When their secrets unravel, can their relationship last? Or will their Christmas romance fizzle once the eggnog runs out?
Christmas of Love is the fifth novella in the Long Valley world, although all books in the Long Valley world can be read as standalones. It is a sweeter romance with minimal sex and mild language. Enjoy!
A Love Worth Waiting For
I am voluntarily reviewing an advanced reader copy of this book, Christmas Of Love by Erin Wright.
What a marvelous early Christmas present, an Erin Wright ARC to read and a Christmas one too!!
Every book of Erin’s that I’ve read has been a treat to treasure but this one the best by far! I’ve come to love the Long Valley “family” and can’t wait for each new one to come out.
Can 2 troubled souls find a way through their pain to healing and love together?
Christmas of Love
Another in the Long Valley series, this is just as good as the others. Ivy comes back to the valley for her parents 40th anniversary after 10 years away from a place she felt tortured her growing up, and spills cider on Austin, the new county extension agent. Each have heartache in their past, but decide a little Christmas fling wouldn’t be such a bad thing. Of course it develops into more as they work through the issues of their pasts, each helping the other in this process. As with the other books in this series, the characters are well-done and believable, and the plot, even for a novella, is full and rich. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
This story touched me, as I was bullied in school. Like Ivy, I left for the military as soon as I graduated. I understand why Ivy hid who she was, but to hide herself from her family was completely wrong. I loved Austin and understand his hurt when all is revealed. Fortunately for me, my husband was my best friend first before we fell in love. Those of you who understand what someone goes through that is bullied knows the heartache and pain that is inflicted on one's self esteem and soul. Erin Wright wrote this story knowing the pain that is inflicted upon our souls. Ivy learns to rise above her past and reach for the one thing that heals our soul, love.