She’ll save Christmas just to spite him…
When a late season hurricane hits Merry, Connecticut, city manager and single dad Noah Yates has to inform the already devastated residents that there won’t be a Christmas Festival this year. No festival means no tourism dollars. A disaster of epic proportions for his hometown.
But when home renovation expert slash smoking hot reality TV star Catalina King shows up with a camera crew and a budget big enough to put the town back together again, Noah balks. Hard. The last time Cat was in town she stirred up trouble everywhere she went. (Residents are still talking about the town’s first and only bar fight.) Noah doesn’t need a TV diva capitalizing on his town’s tragedy or filling his daughter’s head with glitz and glam.
Cat is ready and willing to put Merry back in Christmas mode with a holiday special that will leave everyone believing in miracles and get her friends back in the home they love. But there’s one big problem standing in her way. And his name is Noah Yates. He’s wrong about her and she can’t wait to prove it. Ring those jingle bells because it’s on.
First let me say that Lucy Score is in my top 3 of always-buy, can’t-one-click-fast-enough authors. I’m always excited when I see a new book from her. Now for full disclosure, I’m NOT a fan of Christmas. So while I was so very excited for a Lucy Score book, a small part of me was “uuugghhhh…a Christmas book”. After reading this book I must confess…it’s so good that it put this Grinch in the Christmas Spirit with Cat and Noah’s story.
This is such a sweet, heartwarming, sexy story. Noah is a single dad who is trying to put his town back together after a hurricane comes through and floods most of it. That’s not the only bad news, but there’s no way he can get the city up and running in time for their Christmas Festival which generates a significant amount of money for the town and for its citizens. Cat is a star of a home improvement show that has visited the town before and is devastated by news of the destruction. She’s determined to rebuild Merry, CT in time for the Christmas Festival. Noah is careful, serious, and against change and risk. Cat is determined, kind, independent, and a force to be reckoned with. When they butt heads the sparks fly and the chemistry is hot!
Not only do you get great characters with Cat and Noah and a great story, you get amazing supporting characters that you want to know more about. Lucy does such an incredible job of drawing you into the town and the community. You wish you knew EVERYONE’S story. Saying that, this is a sequel to Mr. Fixer Upper, but you absolutely, positively, do not need to read that book before this one. This is a true standalone. You get to revisit some of the characters, but you aren’t missing any important information. If you haven’t read Mr. Fixer Upper, this book will only want to make you go back and read it. What am I talking about?!?!?! Once you read one of Lucy Score’s books you will want to go back and read ALL OF THEM!!!
I cannot recommend this book enough or this author enough. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars. So go right now…do not pass go…do not collect $200…get this book and immediately put it as your next book in your TBR list! You will not be disappointed!
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