Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Novella Review: Merry Christmas, Baby by Jill Shalvis

Merry Christmas, Baby (Lucky Harbor, #12.5)
Merry Christmas, Baby by Jill Shalvis
(Lucky Harbor #12.5)
December 2, 2015
Novella: 64 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: eARC for Honest review

Wild child Chloe Thompson can't believe how much things have changed. She still can't get enough of her sexy husband Sawyer, but he seems to prefer working to thinking about impending fatherhood. So tonight, a very pregnant Chloe is escaping her troubles at the town Christmas party.

Sheriff Sawyer Thompson hopes surprising Chloe at the party will give him a chance to set things right. But as the snow begins to fall and the wind rages, he wonders whether he can make it back in time. While mother nature conspires to keep Sawyer and Chloe apart, an unexpected arrival will require them to kiss and make up . . . and ring in the happiest holiday Lucky Harbor has ever seen. 13,000 words

This is a very cute, short novella, perfect for the holidays. Admittedly, I didn't start reading the Lucky Harbor series until book 9, so I didn't read Chloe and Sawyer's story beforehand. This novella takes place after they are married and expecting their first baby very, very soon. But now I want to go back and read their story, which is book 3, Head Over Heels, because I really liked them.

This novella showcases that weird time in life for those expecting a baby with the spouse they love, yet the baby was unplanned. All the insecurities have surfaced, the doubts, the worries. Chloe and Sawyer love each other, but this impending bundle of joy is testing them, particularly their communication. But never fear, love and hope and faith and commitment have a lovely way of bringing everything and everyone together. Even mother nature can't keep Chloe and Sawyer from renewing their love for one another and their newest family member. This holiday short was super sweet and tender.


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