Genres: Contemporary Romance, Holiday Romance
Published by Tule Publishing
Released on November 9, 2014
Source: Free Book
I was in the mood for a cozy holiday romance and had this one ready to go on my shelves. A woman coming home for the holidays and a new start encounters a man who was once her childhood best friend. It sounded like a good reunion romance.
So, Jade encounters Ben during a holiday snow storm when they both had to take shelter for the night. She hasn’t been home in many years and mostly because of the way she treated the man sharing dinner with her. She cruelly ditched her best friend to be part of the cool crowd and then moved on from them to an unfulfilled life down in Florida. Now, she’s back because of family and her own need to try again back home.
I made it into the second chapter and had to stop. Jade’s past actions could be chalked up to a teenager making mistakes, but then as a woman in her mid-twenties, she unleashes more meanness. She is incredibly rude to the waitress because she’s uncomfortable with the hots she feels for the former geek turned hottie. She feels guilty about the past while making excuses for her past- even blaming Ben because he should have realized he was a drag on her coolness and not forced her to cruelly squash him in public like that. This is all while Ben is thinking such kind things and wants a second chance with the one who got away. Yeah, she’s still that mean girl and I am done. It’s only chapter two and her transformation to nice girl is probably going to happen, but nope… moving on.