Under the Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Title: Under the Mistletoe
Author: Jill Shalvis
Series: Lucky Harbor, #6.5
Publisher: Forever Yours
Date: December 4, 2012
JUST ONE MORE KISS
There’s no place like home for the holidays. And the Lucky Harbor Bed & Breakfast is bursting with festive lights and good cheer. But for Mia, Christmas is turning out to be anything other than merry and bright. Her recent break-up with her boyfriend Nick has made her return bittersweet. But then a surprise arrives, when Nick follows her to town bearing gifts-and asking for forgiveness.
Nick grew up without a family of his own so he’s overwhelmed by the love that Mia receives from all her relatives, gathered together to celebrate the season. Under their watchful eyes, Nick finds earning back her trust the hardest thing he’s ever had to do. If he succeeds, he will receive the greatest gift of all, Mia’s love for a lifetime.
Four times! I have read this book (novella/short story) four times and never reviewed it. And it so deserves a review.
Under the Mistletoe is Mia’s and Nick’s story. If you are a fan of the Lucky Harbor series, you will remember teenage Mia. I always loved Mia and her boyfriend Carlos. I really thought they would end up together.
But people grow up and sometimes they grow apart.
Mia moved to New York to go to school and met Nick. Like Mia, he was given up at birth but unlike Mia, he never had a loving family of his own. Needless to say, he has issues and it is those issues that almost cause him lose Mia.
This is a great little story. It’s sweet and heartwarming. We get to see many of the characters (including Lucille) from the earlier books.
And, of course, it has a happily ever after.
Oddly enough, this one stands alone. I am compulsive about reading book series in order, but if you want a charming read and you haven’t read the others, you can still enjoy this one. But why would you want to? Read them all. You won’t regret it.
This book was sent to me by NetGalley in return for an honest review.