“The Perfect Christmas” by Bell Renshaw
A Winter, Montana Novella
I own this book; it was not provided for review.
My rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
About the Book:
Will the perfect Christmas be enough to convince Beau that a life with Ansley could be equally perfect? Born and raised in Winter, Montana, Beau Bradley can’t imagine life anywhere else. During the holiday season his coffee shop, Mountain Grounds, is as busy as ever and now that his girlfriend is back in town, things finally seem to be lining up—until he gets a call that could change it all. Ansley Strauss is back in Winter after a nine-month, art intensive in Canada and she’s ready to celebrate the Christmas season in the tried and true Winter-style. There’s only one problem: her boyfriend lacks Christmas spirit. Her solution? Make this Christmas perfect to remind Beau just how special this time of year is. Set on a course for ultimate Christmas joy, Ansley and Beau find that life doesn’t always work out the way they hope it will. Beau faces the reality that plans can’t account for everything and sometimes risking it all is the only way. Ansley will have to come to the realization that no matter how perfect things are, it’s the imperfections in life that make it worth living. It’s another Christmas in Winter, Montana where the coffee is always hot and the mistletoe beckons lovers to share a kiss.
Well, now I would very much like to go back and catch up on book one in this lovely series!
“The Perfect Christmas” is a perfect holiday read. I loved the setting, the characters, the story. I think what was my favorite part was that it wasn’t all ‘perfect’. This romance was a really realistic one with lots of bumps along the way. I loved the restoration story. I related to the characters, and loved seeing their progression through this novella. Which, by the way, for being a novella, the story didn’t at all feel too short or rushed or anything, which I appreciated immensely! Sometimes with novella’s it can leave you feeling like it was rushed and all squeezed in, but this one felt like the perfect length.
And the epilogue definitely leaves us wanting more. :)
A sweet, clean, holiday romance!
(And for a personal note for when I come back to read my own review – yeah, I do that – I will say that I wanted to shake Beau a few times, and may have reprimanded him a couple times…but I also saw myself in him at times, so…yeah. XD But I really liked him -and his hair on the cover, let’s be real – and loved seeing how he grew, and that ending was so perfect! <3)