I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Chasing Christmas Eve
Run for the hills—temporarily. That’s Colbie Albright’s plan when she flees New York for San Francisco. Wrangling her crazy family by day and writing a bestselling YA fantasy series by night has taken its toll. In short, Colbie’s so over it that she’s under it. She’s also under the waters of a historic San Francisco fountain within an hour of arrival. Fortunately, the guy who fishes Colbie out has her looking forward to Christmas among strangers. But she’s pretty sure Spencer Baldwin won’t be a stranger for long.
Spence’s commitment to hiding from the Ghosts of Relationships Past means he doesn’t have to worry about the powerful—okay, crazy hot—chemistry he’s got with Colbie. Just because she can laugh at anything, especially herself... just because she’s gorgeous and a great listener…just because she “gets” Spence immediately doesn’t mean he won’t be able to let Colbie go. Does it?
…and hope for a miracle.
Now the clock’s ticking for Colbie and Spence: Two weeks to cut loose. Two weeks to fall hard. Two weeks to figure out how to make this Christmas last a lifetime.
One word: Spence, okay two words: OMG Spence! He’s a hot sexy inventor whose story I was eager to read about. In Chasing Christmas Eve, we get the funny humorous dialogue that is quintessential in every Jill Shalvis story and a sweet and sexy romance that will steam up your Kindle.
The wishing fountain strikes again! I swear I’ve never read about a inanimate object that plays a vital role in a storyline by playing matchmaker. I loved the meet cute between Colbie and Chase. Let me just say it involves a naughty dog. While Spence has the cute/sexy nerd thing going on, Colbie had the cute personality. I loved her alternate swear words, my favorite being: “hairy monkey butts.”
“Spence didn’t claim to know all that much about women, but even he knew that fine didn’t been fine. The scale went great, good, okay, not okay, I hate you, fine.”
Love Spence’s inner monologues. Total sense of humor, but not a great relationship guy. Really, that’s what he thinks. He’s so absorbed with his research that he doesn’t pay enough attention to the relationship. But yea, he totally gets women. And when he throws around thoughts like this: “He wanted her damn heart, like she had his.” It totally endeared me to him, even with his hangups. I loved that he wasn’t made into a jerk. He brought everything to the table and told Colbie about his relationship handicaps. Fortunately, Colbie had hers as well.
That’s what made them perfect for each other. They were so understanding of each others’ problems that when they did start to fall in love, I found myself actually rooting for them both.
“Home is wherever you are.”
That was the sigh moment for me. When they finally realized that they both had to be together. We all know that long distance relationships rarely work, so I was so happy when this one did. Both Spence and Colbie had the support system with their friends and family. It was such a feel good read.
I was kind of disappointed with Elle in this book, I thought she would have lightened up since her story came out, but dang Elle, tone it down! No need to be a grumpy butt.
Can be read as a standalone.
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**EDITED TO ADD**
Contest is now closed. The randomly chosen winner is Laura J. Congrats! Winner has been emailed. Thanks to all who participated.
The publisher is giving away (1) paperback copy of Chasing Christmas Eve by Jill Shavis. Open to US/CA residents only.