Series: Copper Ridge #4
Published by Harlequin, HQN on November 1, 2015
Genres: Contemp Romance
Source: Advance Reader Copy
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Snow is falling in Copper Ridge, Oregon—but the heat between a holiday-loving party planner and the town’s resident Scrooge is off the charts in this sweet and sizzling Christmas novella...
Holly Fulton is throwing a special Christmas Eve party for the foster parents who gave her so much. To finish the preparations in time, she needs to recruit her one-time foster brother, Ryan Masters. He may have a scowl that could curdle eggnog, but under that surly demeanor is a big heart. And amazing muscles. And a gorgeous chest. In fact, X-rated visions of Ryan have been dancing in Holly’s head for years, but she can’t risk complicating the only real family she’s ever known.
But maybe there’s a way for Holly to have her Christmas cake and eat it too. A no-strings affair, just until they’re done with the planning. Ryan is certainly willing. But from the first touch, it’s clear that this isn’t just a festive fling. It might just be a Christmas miracle in the making...
I really like this series. In this novella, we meet Ryan and Holly, who were foster siblings. Holly wants to throw their foster parents a Christmas party, but she needs Ryan’s help. Ryan who she’s had a crush on for years, but was her foster brother at one point so he’s off limits…right?
Ryan for his part, is a big, hermity, grinch. He lives on his boat, and rarely interacts with the outside world. Until Holly makes him. He knows this party means a lot to her, and it will mean a lot to their foster parents. But he doesn’t really think of Holly as a sister. And that makes it hard.
Once upon a teenage time, they’d had a moment. You know, a MOMENT. But Ryan knew it was wrong, and he left shortly after. Holly spent some time pining away, but she sucked it up and moved on, sort of. But now, with the sexual tension running high, and lots of time spent together, they’re each having trouble remembering why this would be a bad idea.
I’ve really enjoyed Maisey Yates’ books, and this Copper Ridge series especially. A Christmas novella is always fun, but this was really cute. With typical Maisey Yates humor, this sweet romance manages to be both sexy and fun. Grab it now, you’ll really enjoy it.