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Friday, December 4, 2015

Jingle Bell Harbor by Tracy Brogan--A Review


As assistant buyer for the world’s second-largest Christmas store, Kelsey Parker feels like a holiday harlot. She’s contractually obligated to promote the yuletide season. All. Year. Long. And it’s taking a toll on her spirit. But when her clueless, self-absorbed boyfriend goes on their long-anticipated romantic vacation—without her!—Kelsey is beyond disappointed to find herself tromping through the Bell Harbor snow instead of lounging on a tropical beach.
Drew Hampton is considered quite a catch among the Bell Harbor bachelorettes, but when his high school dream girl, Kelsey Parker, shows up at his grandfather’s Christmas tree lot complaining about her love life, he decides it’s long past time to get her under the mistletoe himself.
As things heat up between the two, a surprise visitor arrives, making Kelsey an offer she can’t quite believe. Now she must decide what matters most, and she just may discover the key to her happiness.

What a cute story!    It's only 111 pages, but it is so sweet!   So if you need a fast read, grab a copy and read and enjoy this one.
I've not read this author before, but I look forward to delving into her past and future books.   This novella, was how I would write a story.    It felt like the main character, Kelsey Parker, was talking to me...sharing her thoughts as well as her speech.  
Characters were very well developed and through the story we see Kelsey get a glimmer of what life could be if things were a tad different.   The chance meeting of a former classmate  in a Christmas tree lot opens a whole new realm of possibilities to Kelsey and she is faced with making more than one life altering decision.   Quite an enjoyable read.
I rated this five wink read.

Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like.    I purchased this book for my own personal collection.

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