How does a smart, easygoing serial monogamist tame a closet Bohemian?
Adam Taylor believes selling his childhood home is the only way to put the past…and the memories behind him. Then he meets Joy Pettigrew. The uptight real estate broker isn’t what she seems.
Freaky and Joy Pettigrew no longer mix. She’s a corporate girl now. She plans to make the sale, get the commission, and never look back. So how does she keep the truth from Adam Taylor long enough to get him to sign on the dotted line? He swears he wants to sell his grandfather’s house and move on. She knows he’s lying to himself. He insists she throw off the façade she’s hiding behind. She knows she’s lying to herself. She also knows he’s going back to Houston. Nothing she does will change his mind…and even their shared passion won’t convince her to go with him.
She’s already home. After all, Christmas is just around the corner and everyone knows you spend Christmas at home.
ebook, 178 pages
Published October 8th 2012 by Passion Flower Publishing
I downloaded this story from Amazon as part of my mission to feature Christmas stories during the month of December.
I have to admit that I was disappointed in this read and did not enjoy it too much. The premise of the story was fine, two opposites meet and deny their attraction until they give in to the chemistry. Although typical I did expect this based on the synopsis given.
Where I struggled was with the character of Joy. She was uptight with no personality and I found it difficult to like her. I know the basic idea was that Adam broke down her icy exterior however it did not really work for me. The chemistry between the two felt imagined until they fell in to bed. This part would not disappoint those who like their steamy love scenes however I felt that it was not enough to sustain the rest of the story. Adam on the other hand did have a little more substance and I like how he grieved the passing of his grandfather.
If you are looking for a Christmas read for the holiday season I say to skip this one. If you are looking for a steamy read without the Christmas then you may want to give this one a try.
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