Series: Briar Creek #5
Published by Forever on September 27th 2016
I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Goodreads
The mistletoe is out, and the gloves are off . . . 'Tis the worst season to be single, but Kara Hastings won't let a little Christmas funk spoil the festive season. Sure, running her own bakery is a little harder than she expected, but she can handle it. And she'll prove it to a certain infuriatingly handsome, bossy Big City guy. She may be sugar and spice, but she can kick his butt twice. Nate Griffin is in Briar Creek only for the holidays, and he refuses to fall for the whole "small town, candy cane-scented Christmas Wonderland" thing. He's more interested in the fresh-faced cookie chef who always knows exactly how to get under his skin. So when Nate challenges Kara in the town's big holiday contest, it's not just the competition that starts to heat up. If he's not careful, Kara won't just melt his icy resolve against a small-town Christmas . . . she'll melt his heart too.
Kara Hastings is known around town about going to job to job. Her opening up a cookie shop may just be a fleeting endeavor. Kara works hard to get business to boom and prove she has finally found her calling. Being Christmas time its a busy time of year but she still can’t help but notice everyone is getting married except for her. Then she meets Nate and everything changes.
In an Oyster Shell – Another great installment of the Briar Creek series. It’s heart-warming and cozy makes for a great holiday read.
The Pearls – Kara has been my favorite character in the series, so I am more than happy that she gets her own book. This story does not disappoint you get a more clear picture of who Kara is. I really enjoyed that.
I love small town settings and briar creek is one of the best. There have been four other books set in this town and it really give you a cozy hometown feel. I like the Briar creek setting which is complete with crazy characters that make the town what it is.
The romance in this story was epic. I like that we get to see more from the hero’s side of things. I feel like this story was a little more raw than the other books in the series.
The Sand – The pacing could be a little slow but was overall very good.