Friday, December 7, 2018

His Christmas Wish by Melissa McClone {Review}
His Christmas Wish by Melissa McClone
Kindle Edition, 170 pages
Published November 1st 2018 by Cardinal Press, LLC 
Source: I received a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are my own and were voluntarily given.
Carly Bishop loved Christmas…until tragedy struck.

Distraught and grief-stricken over the deaths of her fiancé and brother, she left Hood Hamlet and her Christmas spirit behind, to start over somewhere new. But now, six years later, her family needs her. Carly returns home to face her past and give her niece and nephew the best Christmas ever.

Burdened with guilt, Jake Porter believes he could have saved his two friends on that fateful day and kept Carly from experiencing such a heart-wrenching loss. When she arrives in town, Jake wants to make amends so they can both finally move forward with their lives.

As Jake helps Carly experience the magic of Christmas so she'll embrace the holiday again, will he also be able to open her heart to something else she’d given up on…love?

My Review: 5 Stars

This is exactly the type of Christmas story that hits that sweet spot. Mixed with grief and love, loss and hope, and some adventure, His Christmas Wish delivers a tale that embraces all of the magic of the holiday season.

Years ago, Carly lost her brother and fiance in an accident. She left town and hasn't been back...until now. Both Carly and Jake experience guilt from the accident and have to work through things in their own ways. I love how they rely on each other, especially as one's strength is the other's weakness. Carly's niece and nephew up the adorable level of this story.

Timing is everything and the past relationship, present chemistry, and future dreams really work together to propel this romance and plot. The dangers of mountain rescuing add a dimension of friction that force the characters to evaluate their feelings. 

The romance is swoon-worthy, warm enough to melt your insides, and is as comforting as a mug of hot cocoa. I love the magical element of Christmastime and how it can thaw any hardened heart.

Content: mild+ romance (swoony kissing, very mild innuendo); a moment or two of peril

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