in November 2017
Source: Sullivan and Partners
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Ellie Washington lost her husband in a tragedy five years ago at Christmas. She wouldn’t have made it through her grief if not for her husband’s brother, Nick, who helped her pick up the pieces of her shattered life. And with every year, her feelings for Nick have grown. Now she realizes she might be in love with him, but that’s not fair, because Nick deserves a life that isn’t about his brother’s widow and son.
Sharing his life with Ellie and her son has been the balm that soothed Nick’s soul after losing his brother. Now that friendship has turned into something deeper. Nick doesn’t want to upset the status quo, but someone has to make the first move, and it’s time they figure out if their feelings are real. Nick believes in what they have. He also believes in Christmas miracles, and he thinks they’re both long overdue for one.
Note: I received this book for free from Sullivan and Partners. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I’m not a huge Christmas fanatic or anything, but I do LOVE Christmas themed romance novels. I don’t know what it is about Christmas that makes everything seem a bit more magical. When I was asked if I’d like to read an eARC of Love Me By Christmas by Jaci Burton, I jumped on it.
Overall, I enjoyed reading Love Me By Christmas. It was a cute, quick read featuring lovely characters. My favorite was probably Nick and Ellie’s friend. Nick knew what he wanted and was pretty straightforward with Ellie about it when he finally decided to put his feelings out there. Ellie’s friend was also very no nonsense with Ellie in delivering advice. They were fantastic characters for a novella!
My only problem was with Ellie. While I understood her very valid concerns, she just seemed like she refused to communicate at all about it with others. That always ends in disaster. I think if the story was a bit longer, things could have developed more and perhaps she wouldn’t have been as frustrating.
So if you’re a fan of Christmas reads or a fan of Jaci Burton, I’d recommend reading Love Me By Christmas. & Of course, if you’ve read it, I’d love to hear your thoughts!