Friday, June 15, 2018

Keep Me At Christmas by Lucinda Whitney {Review}

Keep Me At Christmas by Lucinda Whitney
(Romano Family #4, A Destined for Love Romance: Resorts)
Kindle Edition, 1
Published May 31st 2018 by Lange House Press
Source: I received a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are my own and are voluntarily given.

Can the magic of the season keep them together beyond Christmas?

When Luciana Romano arrives in Hudson Springs, New York, her plan is to complete her restoration job at the museum so she can return home to her family right after Christmas. But a blizzard grounds all flights, and she finds herself stranded. The DiLorenzo family offers her a place to stay, and she accepts their hospitality. But the unexpected attraction between her and the quiet, good-looking son makes it hard to want to leave.

Jack DiLorenzo is stuck. Managing the family’s Italian cafĂ© is not what he’d planned to do with his life, but his sense of duty won’t let him quit. When his grandmother invites a Portuguese woman to stay with them, Jack feels something he hasn’t felt for a long time: hope. He knows he shouldn’t get close to Luciana since she’s leaving as soon as the airport opens, but he can’t help himself.

Yet as the magic of the season begins to work on them, he wonders how he can let go of the woman who’s awakened his heart.

The Romano Family series follows the stories of the Romano cousins of northern Portugal as they find love and their Happily-Ever-Afters. 

My Review: 4 Stars

Luciana goes on a business trip around the Christmas holidays and meets Jack. There is a subtle chemistry there and I loved watching it slowly bloom, especially during the town's holiday celebration. With her time limited in the town, there is a hint of melancholy an uncertainty, but that is all overshadowed by romance and tradition.

Food is such an important part of traditions for me and my family and I really enjoyed the descriptions and significance of food in this story. I also love the flavor of Portugal that this author weaves into her stories.

This plot is exactly the type that is satisfying for a holiday read--light, sweet, heartwarming, and fun--especially when a blizzard grounds Luciana's plane and Jack's family takes her in. With a cast of great characters and an entertaining romance, this one is a Christmas hit.

Content: mild romance

Current books in the Romano Family series:
- Book 1- Hold Me At Twilight
- Book 2- Meet Me At Sunrise (also part of the Destined for Love: Europe series)
- Book 3- Love Me At Sunset (also part of the Destined for Love: Mansions series)
- Book 4- Keep Me At Christmas (also part of the Destined for Love: Resorts series)
- Book 5- Kiss Me At Midnight (coming soon)

Also part of the Destined for Love: Resorts collection:
Matched by Design by Lindzee Armstrong
Keep Me At Christmas by Lucinda Whitney
Second Chance in Paradise by Jennifer Peel
The Trust of a Billionaire by Michelle Pennington
Marrying an Athlete by Anne-Marie Meyer
Her Big Fat Dreamy Billionaire Ex by Victorine E. Lieske
If the Suit Fits by Sally Johnson
Kings Crossed Lovers by Donna K. Weaver

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