Monday, October 30, 2017

Forever Yours in Christmas Falls (Return to Christmas Falls #5) by Susan Hatler

Morgan Reed is excited to return to her hometown of Christmas Falls and open her beauty salon, but when she arrives to her rented business space she’s shocked to find it already occupied by Dallas Parker—her brother’s best friend, the guy she had a childhood crush on, and the one her mom blames for their family’s greatest tragedy.

With their landlord out of the country and unreachable, Morgan and Dallas must open their businesses together. But, no worries, all small towns need a combo furniture store/beauty salon, right? Ugh. As they work together, Morgan tries to keep her emotional distance but time and off-the-charts chemistry soon turn a childhood friendship into a blossoming romance.

Unfortunately, just when their relationship develops into something deeper, an unexpected crisis re-opens her family’s old wounds and the blame is on Dallas once again. Will Morgan’s sadness and fear pull them apart, or make her realize Dallas has always been her heart’s true safe harbor?

Susan Hatler proves yet again with this book just why I love her!  Her books always give me butterflies and swoony feelings with flirty banter and fun characters.  And Dallas?  Um, hello.  Morgan and I may have a crush on him together.  He's just full of strong manly traits that are so attractive!

It's always satisfying to see a character find the strength to follow their dreams and Morgan definitely does that in this book.  She has tried to fit the mold her mother has for her but it's never been what she wants.  When Morgan finally finds the courage to step into her own path and find her own happiness, my heart did a little song of joy.  She owned her decisions and I felt that strength.

I love the added depth of emotion and connection a shared tragedy brings to Morgan and Dallas's relationship.  Their history has many good moments and couple not so good.  It gives the story a good balance with all the reconnecting chemistry that is flying around.

This book is part of a series but can stand all on it's own.  I've been reading the series and I am absolutely loving it.  Each book is by a different author but the books intertwine with location and a common character of Miss Anna Cate.  This is the perfect series to get into with the holiday season fast approaching!

Content:  kissing

- I received a copy of this book from the author.  All opinions expressed are my own.

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