(A standalone Heartbreaker Bay novella)
New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis returns to Heartbreaker Bay with a fun and festive holiday novella!
It’s Christmas Eve and Rory Andrews is desperate to get home to the family she hasn’t seen in years. Problem is, her only ride to Lake Tahoe comes in the form of the annoyingly handsome Max Stranton, and his big, goofy, lovable dog Carl.
Hours stuck in a truck with the dead sexy Max sounds like a fate worse than death (not), but Rory’s out of options. She’s had a crush on Max since high school and she knows he’s attracted to her, too. But they have history… and Max is the only one who knows why it went south.
They’ve done a good job of ignoring their chemistry so far, but a long road trip in a massive blizzard might be just what they need to face their past… and one steamy, snowy night is all it takes to bring Max and Rory together at last.
That’s it? I want more! I need more of Max and Rory!
I’m so glad Rory and Max got their own book, my only wish was for it to be longer. Jill Shalvis is making me fall more in love with her writing and her books.
“Max caught her expression as he slid in behind the wheel. “What?” he asked.
“What what?” she asked.
“Is there a law against that?”
He put his truck in gear and pulled out into the street. “No, but you don’t usually aim it at me.”
Rory Andrews has been through hell and back. She ran away when she was seventeen and ended up in San Fransisco. Before she met her friend and boss, Willa, she’d been in a relationship with an abusive and obsessive man. Now, working in the South Bark Mutt, and having friends that love her, she’s finally happy where she’s at. The only thing she regrets is not going home to her family. But now it’s time. She’s ready to face them. The only problem now is how she’s going to get home in the stormy weather on christmas.
“I don’t need a ride home.”
A flash of wry humor slid in with all that sizzling heat. “Because you’d rather take two buses and a train than get into my ”
Max Stranton is going home for christmas. And Willa has asked him to drive Rory home. The problem? They have a bad past. And now he has to spend hours in a car with her and his dog, Carl. The road trip home doesn’t go as smoothly as he’d hoped. With the storm getting worse and roadblocks on the highway, they are forced to spend christmas together on the road.
I fell in love with Rory in the previous book. She was funny and loving just as she was strong. I knew I would fall in love with Max and Carl when I started this book. They were hot and funny and I couldn’t get enough of them.
This was one real good christmas read and it is definitely a must read for those who wants to read a short, sexy, christmas love story.