ARC Review: Under the Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis

Posted October 14, 2012 by Annie in Reviews / 0 Comments

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ARC Review: Under the Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis
Under the Mistletoe
by Jill Shalvis

4.5 Stars


Released: December 4, 2012
Series: Lucky Harbor #6.5
Published by Forever Yours
Pages: 80
Format: ARC


Mia is all grown up now and is lady in her own right. In New York, she has made a life for herself. She’s got a BA in Psychology, decent digs, and a sexy, sexy boyfriend named Nick. For six months, Nick and Mia have been in a worldwind of love, but with the holidays coming up and Aunt Chloe’s wedding just around the corner, Mia is asking Nick to make that next step with her. She’s going to ask him to come to Lucky Harbor with her to be her date at the wedding.

The bomb drops when Nick says no and Mia can do nothing but pick up the pieces of her heart from the floor and pack up her things for her plane ride to Lucky Harbor. There she finds old loves and a whole lot of hurt, but it seems that love isn’t giving up too easily this time around.

In a story filled with laugher and love, Jill Shalvis delivers yet another heartwarming love story that will lift your spirits and keep you wanting more. UNDER THE MISTLETOE is a very short, but well done novella. Shalvis manages to create such depth in her characters in such a short amount of time. Furthermore, she is also able to create distinct, likeable personalities as she introduces new characters into a world where readers are completely enamored with the people already. I think the events of this book, such as the wedding could have easily made this novella into a full-length book because a lot happens and the characters to develop really well at a fast pace. It’s a true testament to Shalvis’s writing where she can give characters a solid story whether it be in novella format or a full-length.

Familiar faces are brought back into this novella and I just about died when one particular character came back. Carlos deserves his own book! What he does for Mia is this book is sweet and let’s face it – it was sexy! And I think once readers read this novella, they will be right there with me when I say that he should get his own book (or at least a novella).

UNDER THE MISTLETOE is the perfect holiday read to warm you up and make you laugh. You can expect no less from Jill Shalvis. She always delivers and Mia’s story is no different.

*ARC provided by Netgalley

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About Jill Shalvis

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras with her family and far too many assorted quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill's latest, RUMOR HAS IT, on shelves and ereaders now, and get all her bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold. Also, visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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