Tuesday, December 6, 2016

A Christmas Kiss (Kissed by the Bay #5) by Susan Hatler {Review}

A Christmas Kiss (Kissed by the Bay #5) by Susan Hatler
Kindle Edition, 82 pages
Published November 28th 2016 by Hatco Publishing 
Harper Avery is a jaded divorce attorney who loves helping her clients move on to better things. After all, they’ve struggled enough being in an unhappy marriage. When one client’s soon-to-be ex-husband suddenly says he wants a second chance with his wife, Harper’s dubious, certain that her client is just going to get hurt again.

Despite his career as a divorce attorney, Gabriel Hart still believes that love can work miracles. Sure, there are no guarantees, but he totally supports his client’s efforts to reconcile with his wife—even if it means Gabriel has to go head-to-head with Harper to keep her from ruining the couple’s chances.

With the holidays approaching, husband and wife set out to see if they can work through their issues, while Harper decides to spend the long Christmas weekend at her friend’s cabin in Lake Tahoe. Only when she gets there, someone is already occupying her last-minute rental—Gabriel Hart. Both refuse to give up their holiday retreat. Will their adversarial working relationship make for a stressful weekend? Or will the magic of Christmas sprinkle them with a love that can beat the odds?
My Review: 5 Stars
I adore this series and each book can stand alone. Harper is a divorce attorney with a somewhat bitter attitude towards love and marriage, with good reason. The opposing counsel on her most current case is hottie, Gabriel, who is positive and believes in second chances. A misunderstanding lands both of them at the same cabin for the Christmas holiday. In a style reminiscent of a Hallmark Christmas movie, the sparks and chemistry between these opposites ignites into a sweet and festive story.
I like to think I'm a fairly positive person, although I do have my moments, so it was hard not to be frustrated with Harper's uptight ways. I wanted her to unwind and go with the flow and as the story progressed, she did loosen up a bit. Gabriel is very chill and I think they're a good balance for each others personalities. 
The romance is very quick, almost instant, but it totally works for me in this book. Sometimes those sparks flame up into something more with the magic of the holidays. Although this book is short, less than 100 pages, it feels complete and has all of the elements of a great story. If you like clean Christmas romances, you're sure to love this one.
Content: mild romance (swoony kissing)
*I received a copy from the author with no obligation to review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*
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Susan HatlerSUSAN HATLER is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, who writes humorous and emotional contemporary romance and young adult novels. Many of Susan's books have been translated into German, Spanish, French, and Italian. A natural optimist, she believes life is amazing, people are fascinating, and imagination is endless. She loves spending time with her characters and hopes you do, too.

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