Author: RaeAnne Thayne
Publisher: Harlequin HQN
Format: ebook ARC
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Holiday gifts don't always come in expected packages... especially in the town of Hope's Crossing.
No one has ever felt sorry for Genevieve Beaumont. After all, she has everything money can buy. That is, until she discovers her fiancé has been two-timing her and she's left with two choices: marry the philanderer to please her controlling father or be disinherited and find a means to support herself.
Genevieve's salvation appears in the most unlikely of prospects: Dylan Caine, a sexy, wounded war vet whose life is as messy as hers. Dylan's struggling to adjust after his time in Afghanistan, and the last thing he needs is a spoiled socialite learning about the real world for the first time. True, she may have unexpected depths and beauty to match. But he knows he could never be the man she needs…and she knows he could never be the man she thinks she wants. So why are they each hoping that a Christmas miracle willl prove them both wrong?
This book was from NetGalley for a honest and fair review. The book starts out with Dylan Caine waiting for his brother to show up for a drink at the local bar while he is waiting he's getting sick of listening to various variations of The Little Drummer Boy when he notices Genevieve Beaumont who is sick of the Christmas music as well and gets into a fight with the local District Attorney over the musical choices. Genevieve gets into a nasty fight with the local DA and winds up getting herself and Dylan Caine arrested.
Their punishment for the fighting is community service at a local military project to help wounded soliders get some rest and recuperation along with some fun activities to help soliders overcome their ailments.
Quickly into the book you can see the electricity flow between Gen and Dylan. Gen is suppose to be flipping her Grandmother Pearl's house in hopes of earning her inheritance back so she can return to Paris. She left alot of damage in her wake of her failed wedding. Since her return she is trying to figure out what she wants, to move on from the disaster she was last time she was in town. Unfortunately alot of people in town have their opinion of who Gen is. It takes the miracle of love and weddings to fix the situation.
I loved this story and the way the author included a book about a group of wounded soliders and gave a great prospective on the military and things they endure. It was a great book full of romance, and friendships beginning. I really loved it and can't wait to read more by this author.