Friday, November 25, 2011

ARC REVIEW: Holly Lane by Toni Blake

"The weather outside is frightful, but kisses by the fire are so delightful . . .
Sue Ann Simpkins is working hard to rebuild her life and find some holiday spirit. A weekend away from Destiny in a cabin on nearby Bear Lake seems like the perfect Christmas gift to herself—until her ex’s best friend, Adam Becker, shows up at the door, claiming the cabin is his! And if that’s not trouble enough, how had she never noticed how gorgeous he was? 

Alone for the holidays and forced to play a reindeer at the local department store, Adam’s been feeling rather Scrooge-ish himself. But finding the smart, sexy woman he’s admired since elementary school waiting in the house he rented is helping to brighten his humbug mood. And when a sudden snowstorm strands them together in very close quarters, leading to one very hot night together, Adam soon realizes that what he really wants for Christmas is a second chance at love. Now all he has to do is convince Sue Ann . . ."


This is the first book I have read in the Destiny series and I loved it!!

Sue Ann is still recovering from her recent divorce, is not in the Christmas spirit. A getaway is in order and it just so happens she has picked the perfect place at a lake resort. Sue Ann is hoping this will help her get back in the holiday frame of mind. What she didn’t expect was to end up snowed in with her ex-husband’s best friend, Adam.

Adam is really in the Christmas spirit as well. Spending the season without his kids is really getting him down. He was just as surprised to find Sue Ann in the cabin he thought he booked.  Mutual attraction has them looking for ways to entertain themselves while being snowed in.  But when they return back to their town things tend not to be so simple. Adam will not stop trying to convince Sue Ann that this could be a good thing for them. Will Sue Ann jump at the chance to find happiness again?

I really did love these two characters. Sue Ann was trying to be strong and not just for herself but for her daughter. She is learning to try and trust again, but that just seems so far away. She is determined to make this holiday season a normal and memorable one for her daughter.  Adam is giving his friendship and all his support to her to help her along this season. And the Christmas present he gives her daughter is the most memorable one yet. Finally Sue Ann learns that putting faith and trust into that one person isn’t as bad as she thought it was going to be.

Holly Lane is one of the best Christmas romances I have read in a really long time. It’s not only about romance, but trust, love, forgiving and moving on to the next best thing in your life. There were parts of the book where I would tear up and have those moments of wow this is a really great book. A good book to me is one that you can feel every emotion and Holly Lane did that for me. I am so excited to start this series from the beginning and venture into the world of a down called Destiny.

Happy Reading!!!!!!!

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