Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Review: Jingle Bell Harbor (Bell Harbor) by Tracy Brogan

Book Blurb:

As assistant buyer for the world’s second-largest Christmas store, Kelsey Parker feels like a holiday harlot. She’s contractually obligated to promote the yuletide season. All. Year. Long. And it’s taking a toll on her spirit. But when her clueless, self-absorbed boyfriend goes on their long-anticipated romantic vacation—without her!—Kelsey is beyond disappointed to find herself tromping through the Bell Harbor snow instead of lounging on a tropical beach.
Drew Hampton is considered quite a catch among the Bell Harbor bachelorettes, but when his high school dream girl, Kelsey Parker, shows up at his grandfather’s Christmas tree lot complaining about her love life, he decides it’s long past time to get her under the mistletoe himself.
As things heat up between the two, a surprise visitor arrives, making Kelsey an offer she can’t quite believe. Now she must decide what matters most, and she just may discover the key to her happiness.
My Review:
I absolutely loved the small town, Christmas feel and love I felt when reading Jingle Bell Harbor.
Kelsey's love life is not so loving and her job has made her lose her Christmas spirit.  Coming home to Bell Harbor to care for her grandmother might be just what she needs, even if she doesn't know it.  Drew is a dreamy home town boy, thoughtful and oh, so attracted to Kelsey.  I really liked these two.  I could feel the pull between them, and they felt real.  I liked the unexpected, fun way they are brought together in Jingle Bell Harbor and where they go from there.  There are complications and some misunderstandings along the way, believable problems and happily no angst!   Have they both found what they were looking for when they least expected it?  Will Kelsey find the courage to follow her dreams?  
I loved all the characters in Jingle Bell Harbor, their uniqueness really brought this novella vividly to life!  There is a strong feeling of caring for each other from the main characters and the towns people, despite the quirky way of showing it at times!  I felt right at home reading this book.
Well paced and the perfect length for the story being told, Jingle Bell Harbor made me smile and I'd recommend it to any romance reader!
4/5 stars
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