OK, I totally LOVED this! It had me laughing with some great one-liners throughout and it had me all teary towards the end of the story. I will have me some Joshua Grady any day - the surly and tough rancher with an exterior shell as hard as a turtles. I also liked Suzanne's character that was lost and searching for her muse which she ended up finding in an unexpected form. Throw in the fake relationship and the tacky over the top Christmas you can't ask for much more for entertainment.......perhaps just a sprinkling of sizzling sex enough to melt the snow in a blizzard!
What a wonderful return to Credence Colorado. Initially I was hoping to see one of the characters from the first book here, but instead we meet Grady and Burl and Cora as new residents of Credence, along with all the quirky favourites we already love. You don’t need to have read the first book, but I guarantee that if you read this one first you’ll be going back for more. Grady is a wonderful “Surly Rancher Dude” and I was crying laughing at his reaction to decorating the cabin for Operation Hokey Christmas. Suzy - I love Suzy, and when you’ve read it you will understand why I say Suzy rather than Suzanne. I love her battles with her muse and finally her surrender to her love of Grady and her painting. Can’t wait for the next instalment of Credence romances.
This reader always jumps at the chance to read a book by author Amy Andrews, having read quite a few already. The first book in the Credence, Colorado series was a stand out. Unfortunately, the second instalment lacks the ooomph but still holds some entertainment. Arlo's character has been a stand out in both reads. I am hoping he gets a story. Bring on the next instalment in the Credence, Colorado series. Review copy received from Entangled Publishing via Netgalley
All she wants in an over-the-top, eggnog-induced holiday with her best friend, but her parents insists she comes home for a boring Christmas in New York, so Suzanne St. Michelle does what any sane rational woman would do, she claims her landlord is really her boyfriend who really loves Christmas. He does not love Christmas or company or chatty women, unfortunately Joshua Grady finds himself agreeing to Suzanne’s charade.
This ‘Credence Colorado’ holiday romance an emotional gripping tale with the most delightful hokiest Christmas ever to tickle the readers' holiday spirit . Although a bit hard to get into at first, the story soon picks up and the strong, captivating characters subtly draw readers into their story and before readers know it, they are hooked. The chemistry between Suzanne and Joshua is quite electrical and leaps off the pages but this relationship is one where the hero fights tooth and nail against opening his heart and letting anyone due to his past and the heroine has her own issues to deal with, so while this couple ‘fits’, the relationship is full of sparks, clashes and emotional turmoil that keeps things quite interesting.
The plot of the story happens at a steady pace and is quite suspenseful as readers wonder how this unlikely couple will manage to pull this elaborate charade. This results in lots of chuckles and fun, especially as the couple go to some pretty cut throat negotiations to get through this holiday and readers just have to turn the pages to find just what will happen next as it spreads some holiday cheer the readers' way.