Blurb: Mary Walker has a habit of giving in when it comes to her mother, but this time her mom went too far. At first glance, the gift seems innocent. Seven days at a lovely Vermont inn in mid-December is Mary’s idea of the perfect Christmas present—that is until she discovers her traveling companion’s identity.
The Rekindle Inn is the last place J.T. Walker wants to spend his Christmas vacation, much less in the company with the woman who’d recently ripped his heart to shreds. A challenge of wills, and the need to show Mary he no longer cares, has him on the plane to Santaville faster than the time it takes to unwrap a candy cane.
The Rekindle Inn specializes in mending relationships, but when the Walkers check in, it will take more than a little Christmas magic to bring these two broken hearts back together. More like a Christmas miracle.
I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest/unbiased opinion.
This one was an appetizer. Short and sweet like. I found the town a bit over the top but I think it was meant to be this way. The story was predictable and transparent. Again, I suspect it was meant to be this way.
It was cute how they were both too stubborn and proud to tell their parents they didn’t want to go on the vacation. Which really masked the fact they were clearly still in love with each other. The beginning was a bit slow but it picked up towards the middle.
I felt the sex scenes fell a bit flat and the chemistry wasn’t as strong as I’m used to. The fact that they weren’t ‘allowed’ to talk about their past may have rubbed me the wrong way. How can you deal with it if you don’t confront it? But I was able to suspend my belief and ended up enjoying the book as a whole.
I have never been very good at the whole wintery/christmas themes books but they are starting to grow on me.