Category: Contemporary Romance, Holiday Romance
Big Star, Small-Town Christmas
Country singer Riley Jensen would never have returned to her small Missouri hometown if her publicist hadn't come up with the scheme to tape a Christmas special there. So she never would have known that the man who broke her heart at eighteen—causing her to flee to Nashville—was now a widower with a seven-year-old daughter. Riley has ten years of angst-filled hit songs and Grammy awards to prove she doesn't need Ethan Kent. But suddenly, she can't help thinking of all she gave up by running away...
Ethan Kent knew Riley had the talent and the drive to make it as a singer. He also knew she wasn't going anywhere if she stayed in their nowhere town for him. Then one night and one huge mistake sent her running on the road to fame. Which doesn't mean he ever stopped loving her...
But with so much separating them, can Riley and Ethan find their way back together one magical country Christmas?I obtained above information from Carina Press.
For those of you that know me... and those that don't this is my little statement about short books.... I do not judge short stories on the rush of their relationships, because they are just that - short stories. So, yes the relationships always could have been drawn out more, yea it seems like they fall in love to fast and of course the story could have been made longer... but it is a short story. So with that said.... here is my review...
What would you do if you were given a second chance to make past mistakes right? Are you capable of forgiving and moving on? Do you even believe in second chances? Or do you think that once done wrong, there is not righting it?
Riley is a genuine woman that you will find yourself cheering for her to get all she wants in life. I wanted to invite her to my house for Christmas. You just feel that connection with her. She left her little hometown after graduation of high school... when she found the ultimate form of betrayal... Her best friend... and Her very own boyfriend... In bed.... She did what she deems as what was best for her... She ran and ran hard!
But running brought her something that the little town would have never given her... Her music career. She was a superstar. A household name... She loved preforming, she loved singing... but what she did not love was going back home to film a biography of her life...
Ethan knew he blew it that night. The night he will never forget... The night he lost the only woman he knew he would ever love. Riley. But how much and for how long would he have to pay for the mistake he made? Well... apparently ten years... Because when Riley comes back to her hometown it seems that the winds of fate are in their favor... or is it the Spirits of Christmas...
This story hit home for the holiday season. Teenage love. Betrayal of the worst kind. Hearts broken. Soul searching. Fame and fortune. True love. Family ties. Forgiveness. Sadness and loss. Hope and faith. This book has it all.
I am sitting here trying to give you the best review of this book and all I can think to say is - if you are feeling like reading an awesome cozy, romantic, awe-inspiring love, (hot smexing ~ oh yeah... did I forget to mention that, lol) and just plain old leap of faith... then you really should pick this one up. You will fall in love all over again!
And by the time you are done... you will realize All She Wanted for Christmas was.... him!
Oh, I did not tell you about him... because you have to read about him to know him. Him = Ethan... is totally oh yeah... Yum! I want him under my tree!!!
Now I am off to bug Ms. Jaci to see if we will get Brody's story... Or Tori... Or if they are together in a story... Hummmmm.... And even Wyatt... Everyone deserves the happy ending!!
Now, go get the book... Now!
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