Thursday, December 17, 2015
Review for Last Chance Christmas by Joanne Rock - 5 bees knees!
SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -
Fashion buyer Shea Walker had a fast track lifestyle until a car accident sidelines her to a painful recovery. Seeking quiet for the holidays, Shea returns to the snowy mountains where she grew up to make peace with her past and spend time with her estranged family. She never expected J.C. Royce–now a hockey star–would return to their hometown, too. Determined to avoid that particular sexy mistake, she’s caught off guard when her first night in town brings them face to face.
Seeing Shea practically fall at his feet is gratifying, until J.C. realizes his proud former friend, who he once thought would become a whole lot more, is truly hurt–and in more ways than she lets on. Lucky for Shea, he’s got a big house just sitting empty and a tree ready to decorate, as she is in no shape to stay by herself. With his bad boy arrogance down to an art form after eight years in the NHL, J.C. is more than a match for feisty Shea. Especially when it comes to her outrageous claim that there was never any chemistry between them…
But when it comes to convincing her to stick around town until the New Year, he just might need a Christmas miracle.
MY REVIEW -
This book is about a second chance at love during Christmas time for 2 people who had a teenage romance, but ultimately ended up going their different ways. I happen to love Christmas romances, and second chance at love stories; in fact I just finished a book very similar to this one, I could read tons of these books and not be tired of this scenario, so I really enjoyed this book. Shea is returning to her hometown to hopefully rebuild her relationship with her parents; her dad wasn't happy with her career choice, and J.C. is back in town because he is on leave from his job as a pro hockey player due to a concussion. Shea and J.C. have never really forgotten about each other, but there are some hurt feelings between the two, so reconnecting is a bit difficult. Shea and J.C. have some really cute moments together, and they do have some sexy time, but I liked that they do other things too, and I enjoyed their chemistry with each other. I liked that J.C. really put himself out there for Shea, and how he helped Shea out with her injuries. The sauna and spa scenes were spicy, and I liked the banter between J.C. and Shea. I liked how the ending worked out, but I would have liked an epilogue. I liked the writing in this book, so I'll definitely check out more from Joanne Rock.