Book Review

by Toni Blake

Genre: Contemporary Romance, General Contemporary Romance
Sensuality: HOT

RT Rating

Blake does it again with a Christmas tale that will make your spirit joyful. It’s a compelling read with a little depth. The realistic characters make the story a treat and the small-town feel creates an intimate reading experience. You’ll be glad you took another trip to Destiny.

Alone for the holidays and recovering from her divorce, Sue Ann Simpkins decides to take a weekend away from it all at a cabin by the lake. Wouldn’t you just know it, her ex’s best friend shows up and claims the cabin is his. Feeling very Scrooge-y lately, Adam can’t believe the woman he’s always held a torch for is in his life. Maybe Christmas won’t be so lonely for either of them after all. (AVON, Nov., 384 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Terri Dukes

Publisher: AVON

Published: November 2011

Reader Rating

4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
(2 ratings)

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Holly Lane

Submitted by Robin in PA on September 22, 2012 - 7:33pm.

When Sue Ann Simpkins' husband left her for another woman, she and her young daughter were devastated. Having the long Thanksgiving weekend to herself, Sue Ann rents a cabin on Bear Lake for some peace and quiet. She doesn't expect her ex-husband's best friend, Adam Becker, to show up at her door or for them to be trapped in the cabin by a sudden snowstorm.

The fourth book in the Destiny series is a nice contemporary romance with a few surprises. Adam was a fantastic hero. He's is the kind of guy any woman would love to have. It drove me a little crazy that Sue Ann would kept trying to keep him at arms length. I wish that obstacle in their relationship would have been resolved sooner.

I really liked Sue Ann's young daughter, Sophie, and couldn't imagine how this author would handle Christmas morning with the little girl only wanting Santa to bring her a Reindeer. I liked how the problem was resolved. My rating: 4 Stars.

Loved this book!

Submitted by rockvillelibrary on November 9, 2011 - 9:11pm.

I received this book through Netgalley and I loved it. Sue Ann is a single mom with an incredibly thoughtless ex husband. Adam is the best friend of the ex and godparent to SueAnn's daughter. They meet up at a secluded cabin and sparks fly between them. Back in town they still are attracted to each other but every day life intervenes. Sue Ann's ex threatens to stop her alimony and asks Adam to be a character witness. I thought the author did a great job portraying the difficulties of being in the middle of a divorced couple who were previously your friends. She also realistically portrayed what it is like being the one of the couple who was set adrift and sees all of her safety nets being withdrawn one by one.
The chemistry between the two characters was hot! and the problems they had to overcome made the ending even more satisfying. I had not read any of the books in the series but after reading this one, I bought them all and am enjoying reading them. Sharon(rockvillelibrary)