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I didn’t realize I would enjoy this book so much that I would finish it in a single sitting!
The story is captivating right from the opening scene at Central Park until the end where a letter is written, declaring the lead pair idiots and listing ways to “de-idiotize.”
The author writes so beautifully and naturally that I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.
I understood from various references to a certain Christmas that this is a sequel to A Mistletoe Miracle, where Stephen tries to separate Nick and Beth and Noelle tricks Stephen and prevents the separation.
However, it didn’t bother me that I didn’t know the backstory fully. I’m just tempted to snatch up the first book and read it right now.
Noelle and Stephen are characters with human frailties that I can identify with.
Noelle’s large family loves her, but keeps ribbing her about her failure at dating and doesn’t understand her career as a writer of cosy mysteries. She’s also suffering from writer’s block with a deadline only three weeks away.
Stephen has a fear of heights and is struggling to come to grips with the hurt his father caused him when he walked out on him and his mother when he was three years old. He has a reputation for being a ladies’ man.
Together, they work through their insecurities, mistaken assumptions, and break down the walls they have built to protect themselves from further hurt.
It was a refreshingly different romance based in New York City with a missing persons hunt thrown in!
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Publication date: June 8, 2020
Publisher: Orion Dash
Trigger warnings: Grief, Family Estrangement
The heartwarming new holiday read from the bestselling author of A Mistletoe Miracle
Sometimes the one thing you’re looking for is right in front of you…
Stephen is on a very personal mission to find his father as per the wishes in their mother’s will. But he has no idea where to start, not that he’s going to tell anyone that… When Noelle, native New Yorker, daughter of a detective and desperate for a distraction from the novel she’s been struggling to write, offers to help, it feels like the perfect solution.
Except the last time she spoke to Stephen he thought they’d be seeing the New Year in together and instead she stood him up and sold him out! Stephen’s big enough and been around the block enough times to understand that all is fair in love and war, isn’t he? But when Stephen accepts her offer and they begin their search across the city, it soon becomes clear that the weather isn’t the only thing that’s heating up.
A heartwarming summer romance perfect for fans of Heidi Swain, Sarah Morgan and Holly Martin.
About Emma Jackson
Author of the Best Selling A MISTLETOE MIRACLE, published in 2019 by Orion Dash, Emma has been a devoted bookworm and secret-story-scribbler since she was 6 years old. When she’s not running around after her two daughters and trying to complete her current work-in-progress, Emma loves to read, bake, catch up on binge-watching TV programmes with her partner and plan lots of craft projects that will inevitably end up unfinished. Her next romantic comedy, SUMMER IN THE CITY, is due for release in June 2020.
Emma also writes historical and speculative romantic fiction as Emma S Jackson. THE DEVIL’S BRIDE will be published by DarkStroke in February 2020.
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