We'll Be Home for Christmas by HelenKay Dimon
Date Read: November 2012
No man likes having his bedroom skills described as forgettable, but that's just what Lila Payne does when she runs into Spencer Thomas again. When she discovers that he'd lied about his name during their brief three-day romp a few months before, she's so angry that she pretends she doesn't remember him.
Spence regrets his deception, but not as much as he regrets that their time together didn't last longer. When she shows up in his town, looking to revitalize her uncle's mountain resort, Spence is determined to help. Maybe rescuing Lila from a hopeless renovation project will get him in her good graces—and back in her bed.
Lila has no interest in being rescued, and Spence is insulted by her stubborn rebuffs and her "faulty" memory. But when rehab work turns into an after-hours meeting, the two of them are in for a night that just might prove unforgettable…
Publisher: Carina Press
Series: Holloway #3
Read for Review (NetGalley)
Overall Rating: 3.75
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 4.00
Part of my 25 Holiday Reads for 2012
How We’ll Be Home for Christmas put me in the Holiday Spirit: This is one of the novellas that hit the Christmas sweet spot! The romance was engaging, there was a heart-warming story at the center, and the spirit of giving was all around!
What I thought of the characters/story: We’ll Be Home for Christmas was a short story with a lot of heart. While I did want more from the story, what was there did pack a punch. I think this easily could have been a full length story. I loved the characters, town, and the idea of working together just to help out. I thought the romance between Lila and Spence was a little rushed (I always feel that with novellas though) but it still had a warm, gooey center that I fell in love with. This is a novella that I recommend if you are looking for a short read to put you in the Christmas spirit.
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