Friday, December 5, 2014

ARC Review: Merry Christmas, Baby by Jill Shalvis

Title: Merry Christmas, Baby (Lucky Harbor, 12.5)
Author: Jill Shalvis
Publisher/Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing, December 2, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format/Source: E-ARC, Publisher/NetGalley

Book Summary

Wild child Chloe Thompson can't believe how much things have changed. She still can't get enough of her sexy husband Sawyer, but he seems to prefer working to impending fatherhood. So tonight, a very pregnant Chloe is escaping her troubles at the town Christmas party.

Sheriff Sawyer Thompson hopes surprising Chloe at the  party will give him a chance to set things right. But as the snow begins to fall and the wind rages, he wonders whether he can make it back in time. While mother nature conspires to keep Sawyer and Chloe apart, an unexpected arrival will require them to kiss and make up . . . and ring in the happiest holiday Lucky Harbor has ever seen.

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Merry Christmas, Baby by Jill Shalvis is an entertaining short story that wowed me from page one. This is the first book that I’ve read from the Lucky Harbor series. Often short stories leave me with the feeling that something is missing, but that wasn’t the case with Merry Christmas, Baby. The depth of this short story was impressive. Shalvis did an excellent job of presenting a snapshot of Chloe and Sawyer’s life together as they journeyed into parenthood.

The story began as Sawyer was leaving town on business for a week. Chloe was in her eighth month of pregnancy and struggled with the separation. Throughout the story, Chloe was manipulative, insecure, and needy; while Sawyer was rather unemotional, but they complemented each other well. She was also surrounded by an overprotective support system that enabled her behavior even when they were aware that she was headed for trouble. 

The ARC also had an excerpt from One in a Million, the story of Callie and Tanner.  From what I can gather from reading the short story and excerpt, The Lucky Harbor Series is intriguing with its humorous moments, swoon-worthy heroes, and quirky characters. I am definitely looking forward to reading additional books by Jill Shalvis.

Rating 4/5
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I’m curious…Have you read The Lucky Harbor series? If so, I would love to hear your thoughts regarding the series. Thanks for stopping by. :D

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