No, I’m not selling my house. What’s for sale is a house in this newest book I read–a magical house…or at least a house with magical memories.
McKenzie Forsberg is headed home. She’s quit her big-city job to return to her roots in the small town of Lake Forest. Kenzi hopes to buy her childhood home from her brother, Tom, as a way of revisiting the peace and security she’s been missing in her life. But soon she is shocked to discover that the house has a pending sale, and Tom won’t budge from the sale—not even for his sister.
Handsome widower Jared Rawlins catches Kenzie’s eye until she realizes that he’s the one who is buying her house—but he can only close the deal if he sells his own house by Christmas Eve. Jared is more than a little interested in Kenzie but has second thoughts when it seems that she may be sabotaging the sale of his home.
Slippery feelings of animosity and distrust ensue, with both Jared and Kenzie denying the chemistry between them. But then an unexpected discovery about their connected past puts a new twist in the dynamic. Now, can they put their differences aside and come to terms on a relationship that could last forever?
This is a super cute contemporary romance about a woman who wants to recapture her innocent, magical past and a man set on doing the same thing. Both have experienced hardship and tragedy. Both are drawn to each other. But they both want the same thing–and only one can have it.
This is a story I gobbled up, even though I only meant to nibble. It was decadent and a joy to savor. I loved the characters and the forest setting that was so magical at Christmas time. The misunderstandings, judgments, mishaps and magical past all combine to create several character arcs (major and minor) that inspired me and made me root for the characters all the way through. This is definitely a 5 all the way across the board–Amazon, Goodreads, and my Sweet Scale. I thoroughly loved it.
So what are you waiting for?