Since tragedy estranged defense attorney Jenna Macintosh from her family, she’s done her best to pretend Christmas doesn’t exist.
Not so easy this year when she needs to work with client Lacey Gallagher, who is living on her brother Sawyer’s Christmas tree farm.
All those fragrant pines dripping with twinkling lights are bad enough, but when disaster strikes, Jenna is stuck alone in a wooded cabin with Sawyer, the hottest man she’s ever met.
Experience has taught Sawyer Gallagher that smart city women like Jenna don’t want men like him, but when Jenna falls ill, he must abandon his plan to keep his distance and soon he’s trying to work out ways to make her his—and not just for Christmas.
This book was a continuous emotional roll-a-coaster to me, and I loved every word of it.
It goes deep into the emotions, both joy and despair, of the destiny Lacey have faced with being jailed, and now free after the three years. The responsibility that Sawyer feels for his sister, his worry for her future, and joy of being freed is all bundled up in a big ball of emotions inside of him.
The sibling love Lacey and Sawyer have for each other is touching, but also fun with all the teasing and banter.
And when life happens, and Sawyer ends up taking care of Lacey's hot lawyer, Jenna, all the lives are about to change forever.
Sawyer and Jenna, in isolation in the cottage, get to know each other, while playing board games, watching movies, and spending time together. The bond between them is palpable, and they fit together so well. They both have deep personal wounds, issues they need to deal with. And together, by supporting the other, they work through the painful things, but not without taking some hits into their fragile relationship as well.
I loved the story, the characters, and the setting of the Christmas tree farm. It went deep on the emotional side, at least for me, I laughed, was in tears, and just lived through this turmoil with the cast. There's a lot of love, Christmas spirit, passion, and forgiveness in this tale, and there's a pair for it, with Lacey's story as well.
~ Five Spoons