Why I Read It: I like stories about reunited lovers. Plus, it’s Christmas……..and mistletoe.
From the Back Cover: Bailey Sullivan can’t stand Christmas, even though her family’s business is a store specializing in the perfect holiday. But now her hometown’s chief supplier of rooftop Rudolphs and treetop angels is in danger of going under—it’s up to Bailey to save the shop.
She has it all planned: She’ll arrive on December 1 and be gone by Christmas. Plus there’s always spiked eggnog to ease the pain. But “Humbug” Bailey’s not the only one home for the holidays. Finn Jacobson—legendary local bad boy-turned-Secret Service agent and Bailey’s long-lost high-school sweetheart—is once again the boy next door. Only this time he’s all grown up, and the sparks are flying faster and hotter than ever!
Bailey believes in true love about as much as she believes in Santa Claus. But as the holiday draws closer, she’s starting to think about one thing she’d like to find under her tree . . .
My Thoughts: I always like the idea of reunited high school sweethearts. I’m a sucker for a story like that. But, this one fell a little flat for me. The book started out good, but started to fizzle a little bit after the middle. I think that the conflict was resolved way to quickly and one minute Bailey and Finn hate each other (but are still attracted) and then you turn the page and wham, they don’t hate each other anymore. It was just a little too neat and tidy for me.
This story was Okay, but not something I’d read again. I’m hoping it’s sequel Not Another New Year’s is better.