Mistletoe Me, Baby by Katie Reus
Series: O'Connor Family #4
Published by KR Press, LLC on November 1, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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She needs a fake fiancé…
With the holidays fast approaching, Miranda Flores makes up a fake fiancé so her well-meaning family will get off her back. She just never expected them to suddenly show up on her doorstep a couple weeks before Christmas, wanting to spend the holidays with her. So she turns to Nolan O’Connor, her sexy best friend, and asks him for the favor of a lifetime: she needs him to act the part of her fiancé until her parents leave town.
He wants forever…
Pretending to be engaged to the woman he’s already fallen for? No problem. Nolan agrees to Miranda’s fake engagement scheme because as far as he’s concerned, she’s the one. But he plays his role too well, because soon the entire town thinks they’re engaged and things get more complicated—especially since he can’t pretend with her anymore. Then tragedy strikes and Miranda tries to shut him out, but Nolan won’t let her. He’ll do whatever it takes to convince her that he wants to make her his forever.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
If you are after some Christmas cheer to get you ready for the Holiday season, this book is bound to get you in the spirit. It has hot alphas, an adorable boy, and a whole town that’s all about Christmas. There is lots of snow, hot chocolate, ice skating, and all the Christmas Trimmings (including the aforementioned hot alpha to help you decorate). Things do get deep for a bit, but the strong, loving hero is there with lots of hugs and support to get you through it.
This is a best-friends-to-lovers story. The extremely patient hero, Nolan, decides it’s time to go after the object of his desire, Miranda. He takes full advantage of the opportunity given to him when Miranda asks him to be her fake fiancee while her parents visit. Once he made the decision to quit pussyfooting around, he threw everything at her making sure that when her parents left, they’d still be together.
Miranda had a lot going on in her life since her move to Holly. She had suddenly found herself the guardian of her 11-year-old nephew, Mateo, and all her energy was focused on him. Life had not been kind to Mateo in his short life and Miranda was determined to make sure he not only fully recovered physically and mentally but thrived from here on out. Because of this, she didn’t feel a relationship would be in the cards for her.
I did find myself a tad bit frustrated at Nolan and Miranda’s constant failure to communicate but I also understood there were all sorts of issues happening. Neither was upfront with their feelings before the fake fiancee thing came up and this didn’t really change for quite awhile.
This was cute and entertaining with just a touch of drama to keep things interesting. As the holiday season gets into full swing this is a quick, easy and heartwarming read for when the mood strikes or when you need an infusion of holiday spirit.
Rating: 4 Heartwarming Stars
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