Happy Ever After in Christmas
Christmas, Colorado #7
By: Debbie Mason
Releasing June 28, 2016
It's beginning to look a lot like love . . .
As her thirtieth birthday approaches, Deputy Jill Flaherty decides it's time to live a little. When she walks into Sawyer Anderson's bar in her sexiest dress, she's not thinking that he's her brother's best friend or about the many women he dated during his years as a pro hockey player. All she's thinking is that it's finally time to confess to her longtime crush how she truly feels.
Sawyer is done being a player on and off the ice. Yet no one in the small town of Christmas seems to believe he's ready to settle down, not Jill, and certainly not Jack, who is determined to keep Sawyer from breaking his little sister's heart. But as Sawyer and Jill's relationship heats up, can he prove that he's her happy ever after?
When you reach the end of a series that's kept you company, made you laugh, swoon and fall in love with a fictional town and great characters you wished were real, it's hard to turn that last page and realize you won't be part of your fictional friends' lives anymore.
That's what happened to me when I reached the end of Happy Ever After In Christmas.
I've loved this series from the very first book I've read - I discovered it by the time book 4 released, but I went and bought the first three and followed the rest of the journey with every new release. Which also proves that this series works perfectly even if you don't start from the beginning, although I recommend you do because each book has its own special parts, its own special magic moments that will grab your heart and make you wish you were in Christmas, Colorado.
This book, just like the previous ones, is the perfect mix of fun, laugh-out-loud moments, sweet scenes and heart-warming romance. It will keep you glued to the pages and make you want to read on, while at the same time you won't want it to end.
Jill and Sawyer played an important part in book two, Christmas In July (probably my favorite in the series), and appeared sporadically in the other books, seeing as Jill is a deputy and Sawyer is the owner of the local pub, The Penalty Box. I was curious to see how the author would bring them together and make them fall in love, and I'm happy to say I wasn't disappointed. Jill and Sawyer's story was amazing, with some emotional moments that nearly brought me to tears, as well as the usual funny moments that are typical in this series, and romantic scenes that put a silly smile on my face. There is also a little bit of angst toward the end, that will definitely make you hold your breath, but all in all, this is a sweet and emotion-filled romance with sky-high levels of chemistry - without the graphic sex scenes as a bonus.
Sometimes when I truly enjoy a book, I tend to blabber on and on about all the things I liked. With this series, I should probably write a mile-long post and I still wouldn't be able to convey all my feelings. Suffice it to say, Debbie Mason has quickly become my one-click author from the very first book I read, and I have no doubt if you like clean, small-town romance, she will become your go-to author as soon as you discover her books.
If you've enjoyed the previous books in the series, Jill and Sawyer's happy ending won't disappoint you. If you've yet to meet the people of Christmas, you can enjoy this book all the same, but I'm pretty sure you'd want to go back and read the other characters' story, too. In order to avoid spoilers, I would suggest starting from book one - you won't regret it.
Debbie Mason is USA Today bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado series. Her books have been praised for their "likable characters, clever dialogue and juicy plots" (RT Book Reviews). She also writes historical paranormals as Debbie Mazzuca. Her MacLeod series has received several nominations for best paranormal as well as a Holt Medallion Award of Merit. When she isn't writing or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, their four wonderful children, an adorable grandbaby, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella.