by Sarah Dressler
About the Book:
With only three weeks left in December, travel
editor, America Greene, arrives in the idyllic Christmas Cove to find it...
America needs a story, and fast, so she teams up with the town’s good-looking (and eligible) mayor, Leo, to light up Main Street and salvage her chance at being a full-time writer. The connection between them heats up, halls are decked, sleigh bells ring, and lights twinkle. Just when she thinks the holiday is saved, a nearby city threatens the future of Christmas Cove. With her heart, and career, hanging in the balance, she must learn that Christmas is much more than just a place on a map before time runs out.
Christmas Cove is a fun small town holiday romance. Perfect for this time of year (or anytime, actually) and if you aren't in the holiday spirit before you read this book, you will be by its conclusion.
I loved the setting and how America landed in Christmas Cove. The characters are fun and well-developed. The author painted a vivid picture of Christmas Cove, its characters, and all of the charm a small town offers.
The chemistry between America and Leo sizzles and I love their interactions. The synopsis captured my attention but the author's writing style, characters, romantic arc, and love for the story kept me engaged. I enjoyed Christmas Cove and look forward to more from Sarah Dressler.
Read an Excerpt:
Leo watched as America’s eyes lit up. The space was a winter wonderland, complete with dozens of flocked and lit trees. Soft glowing faux candles dotted the room, a live band played at one end, and there was more punch and hot cocoa than one could drink.
“This is beautiful,” America said as she took in the atmosphere.
“You’re beautiful,” he whispered. Though he couldn’t see if she heard him, her shoulder moved ever so slightly as though she did. “Is this the Christmas you were hoping for?”
“Close,” she said and took a turn around him while delighting in the moment.
America looked like the queen of the ball as they walked to the center of the space, and pride swelled inside Leo that she was on his arm. The crowd hushed and, as though they were witnessing something special, cleared room on the dancefloor.
Though they didn’t know who she was, her confident and relaxed posture commanded attention from everyone in the room. She sent Leo a knowing side glance as he twirled her around before catching her in his arm.
He took her left hand in his and her waist in his right. The room stood still in the breath just before the music began. A Christmas waltz. Leo knew this one well. He took her through the steps, and she followed his lead like a pro.
As the music swelled and diminished to a close, he captured her gaze. She radiated happiness.
“Where did you learn to dance like that?” America said breathlessly.
America whacked him in the belly as she laughed. “You did not!”
He liked teasing her. “Of course, I didn’t. My Aunt June insisted on weekly cotillion classes.”
“You surprise me.”
“I try,” Leo said and held her close.
Her arms draped over his shoulders and her head rested near his neck. “Thank you,” she whispered. “This is exactly what I imagined before I came here.”
“You imagined dancing with a dashing, yet approachable
public servant in a snow-themed pavilion with a hundred eyes trained on you
while your favorite song is played by a live band, while wearing a stunning
gown and falling madly in—”
Meet the Author:
Dressler, originally from Florida, now calls the mountains of Colorado home.
Beginning her writing career as an award winning fashion blogger, Sarah now
writes fiction full time. She has spent her life traveling the world, first as
the daughter of a US Air Force officer, and later as a military spouse. She
enjoys sunset walks with her husband of nearly twenty years, and raising two
very busy teenagers.
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