Mistletoe Magic is the second book in A Holiday Romance Series by Amanda Siegrist. This is a contemporary holiday romance that incorporates a small-town romance, a police romance and has a bit of a friends to lover’s aspect to the story. It is a standalone, and is a quick read. Theresa is the waitress in the local diner and has a reputation for making the worst coffee ever. But this doesn’t stop people from buying it, as they often make bets on just how bad it will be, or whether it could it get any worse- her coffee certainly gets people talking and is a bit of a running joke around town. But she is a hard worker, spending a lot of her time at work and having no time for a social life. She hasn’t had an easy life, and has issues she has to deal with- like her brother and all his problems. But every day when a certain police officer drops by for his cup of coffee, her day gets a little brighter. She secretly adores him, but she thinks his past hurt and loss would prevent him from feeling the same for her. Aiden is a police officer at the local station. He lost his fiancée and hasn’t been able to move forward since, and is still harbouring a lot of unresolved feelings about her death. He’s become a little distant and aloof as a result. He doesn’t let on, but Theresa’s smile and cheerfulness are the highlight of his day. But he doesn’t feel worthy of her, or of anyone for that matter. But will a kiss under the mistletoe change everything? I found this to be quite a cute story, but I felt frustrated that the whole angsty situation was quite drawn out, a lot longer than seemed necessary. But overall was a good read.
Mistletoe Magic is book two in the A Holiday Romance Novel series by Amanda Siegrist. It is a contemporary Christmas romance story, that is told in the dual perspective of our main characters, which I love. I have not read the first book but it didn’t make much difference as I read this book.
Theresa works at the local diner and is happy with her life except for the one thing she craves, the one she has always been on the outside looking in. She has always had dreams but would those dreams ever become a reality? Will she ever be able to have the life she would like?
Aiden cannot get over the guilt, a guilt that is eating him from the inside out, a guilt that sees him existing but not living. Everyday he sees a little bit of light, a little bit of sweetness, a little bit of happiness but he will not allow himself to go there. Will Aiden finally decide to forgive himself and and open up his heart? Could she be the one to make him live again?
This is a story that will get you in the christmas spirit and realise there are good people in the world and a little bit of christmas magic.
Mistletoe Magic (Holiday Romance Novel Book 2) By Amanda Siegrist
Theresa works in a diner and possibly makes the worst coffee ever and, yet the customers keep coming back for more. Aiden is the hot policeman in town, and works a lot of hours which gives him absolutely no social life. Aiden and Theresa couldn’t be more different character wise, and yet they seem to fit together perfectly. Aiden has somewhat of an arrogant or unapproachable appeal to him but honestly this man is carrying so much guilt he would be read wrong by the wrong people. Then we have Theresa who shows care, compassion and is positive about life. Theresa knows that there more to Aiden than most people. Can Theresa be the on person that is able to break through Aiden’s closed off heart and start to break his barriers down? Can she also show him that its okay to love and life instead of existing? Theresa and Aiden seem to bounce off each other and are a lovely couple. Mistletoe Magic is the first book I have read by Amanda and I must say I really enjoyed it and look forward to more of her work.