Thursday, December 14, 2017

Review: A Chance This Christmas (Road to Romance #3) by Joanne Rock

Growing up in the Christmas-crazed theme town of Yuletide was fun for fashion designer Rachel Chambers until a family scandal made her unwelcome. Eight years later, she’s home for a friend’s wedding and trying to go incognito… until her old flame spots her.

Snowboarder Gavin Blake wants to make things right with Rachel, and smoothing her way back in Yuletide seems like the best way to do just that. Making Rachel his date for a week of pre-wedding parties is sure to bring them closer. Except he underestimated how long a small town can carry a grudge--or how much the memory of a long-ago kiss could tempt him all over again.

As the wedding approaches, Rachel remembers all she loved about her close-knit, Christmas-loving neighbors. But even if she can win over the town again, will she be able to convince her footloose, mogul-shredding wedding date that they can find happiness beyond the holidays? 

My Review:

I could easily picture this book being made into a tv movie.  In a Christmas theme town, two old friends get a chance at love that they didn’t get the first time around. 

Rachel Chambers left Yuletide, New York, eight years ago after a couple of embarrassing incidents that she wishes she could just forget.   She returned home after making a pact with her girlfriends to make peace with the people of Yuletide and her former long-ago boyfriend who is planning on marrying her former best friend the following week.  What Rachel didn’t expect was to run into her one-time crush, Gavin Blake, who is now a popular professional snowboarder.  As it turns out, Gavin just might be the one who helps Rachel move away from her humiliating past and get her the respect she deserves from her hometown.

Some Christmas books you get mostly romance or too much holiday feel.  But this book had a perfect balance of both.  The Christmas theme town was a little bit cheesy.  I would never visit it.  But it fit in perfect with the story.  I couldn’t help but cheer on Rachel and Gavin as their romance developed.  It was just the right speed too, not too fast or dragged out too long.  I was really happy when the town finally forgave accepted Rachel again.  I really enjoyed this book.         

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