Compatible? Check. Chemistry? Check. Love? Check…mate!
When Carter Bravo decides it's time to settle down this Christmas, the once-burned, no-strings-attached hunk chooses the one woman who isn't looking to be swept off her feet. Not only does his business partner and best buddy, Paige Kettleman, say yes—the chemistry sizzling between them is further proof that she's his ideal mate.
Carter's no-nonsense proposition isn't exactly the romantic proposal Paige dreamed about under the mistletoe. After five years of building a business and sharing confidences, her dearest friend still has no idea how she really feels about him. If he did, he'd go running for the Colorado hills. Unless Paige can show Carter how to turn a test-run engagement into the real thing: a holiday wedding with all the trimmings—including love!
Oh, I loved this story! There's so much emotion in it, happiness, joy, passion, even hurt and pain. But love wins.
The relationship between Carter and Paige has been so well balanced, or so it seems. They are best friends, business partners, and they raised together Paige's younger sister after their parents died. But the whole town knows something these two are not aware of - they are not only perfect for each other, they are in love with each other.
The banter and charm these two have in between themselves put a smile on my face.
And when they stumble into this awkward arrangement of an engagement, it is fun and entertaining to watch them try to figure it all out, admit the feelings they have for each other, stop the games they have been playing, and bring all the hidden feelings out and open to each other.
Hot and steamy, yet sweet and loving, Carter and Paige find new aspects in each other, falls even harder for each other, and finds out, they just can't function without the other in their lives.
There's difficult family situations, all knowing younger siblings, best friends completely enamored with each other. The story is filled with high emotions and passion, Christmas magic, and adorable dogs. I loved it!
~ Five Spoons