Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Review ~ A Christmas Kiss by Susan Hatler
Harper Avery is a jaded divorce attorney who loves helping her clients move on to better things. After all, they’ve struggled enough being in an unhappy marriage. When one client’s soon-to-be ex-husband suddenly says he wants a second chance with his wife, Harper’s dubious, certain that her client is just going to get hurt again.
Despite his career as a divorce attorney, Gabriel Hart still believes that love can work miracles. Sure, there are no guarantees, but he totally supports his client’s efforts to reconcile with his wife—even if it means Gabriel has to go head-to-head with Harper to keep her from ruining the couple’s chances.
With the holidays approaching, husband and wife set out to see if they can work through their issues, while Harper decides to spend the long Christmas weekend at her friend’s cabin in Lake Tahoe. Only when she gets there, someone is already occupying her last-minute rental—Gabriel Hart. Both refuse to give up their holiday retreat. Will their adversarial working relationship make for a stressful weekend? Or will the magic of Christmas sprinkle them with a love that can beat the odds?
I really enjoy Susan Hatler's novellas - they are fun, quick reads that always leave me feeling warm and fuzzy inside. A Christmas Kiss is no exception.
What could be more fun that two divorce attorneys - opposing counsel nonetheless - who wind up stuck at a cabin in Lake Tahoe together for the Christmas holiday? Of course romance is going to be in the air - but two divorce attorneys? Sparks of more than one kind are bound to fly!
Harper Avery is not only a divorce attorney, but she firmly believes that marriage is the cause of all problems. Not only was she was raised by her aunt who has nothing positive to say about men or marriage, but Harper has had bad luck in the romance department herself. She's basically sworn off men and relationships.
When she arrives at the cabin her friend offered her for the holiday she was none too pleased to find Gabriel Hart in residence. Not only is he opposing counsel for her current case, he actually acted to help the couple reconcile! He somehow believes that marriage can be a good thing despite the fact that he's a divorce attorney.
This was a delightful Christmas romance that brought two unlikely people together. The setting provided the opportunity for the beginnings of the relationship and even through the ups, downs, misunderstandings, and craziness of life, true love just won't be ignored.
FYI ~ clean read
honest disclosure ~ I received a copy from the author