Ld simply ceased to exist There was only Chloe warm in his embrace as her lips responded to his Her fingertips dug into his shoulders as she pressed closer Then his embrace as her lips responded to his Her fingertips dug into his shoulders as she pressed closer Then lips parted to his and there was no mistaking the passion in her response Wild and sweet His eyes were closed but in his mind s eye he saw the lights of the giant tree and he knew he d found a Christmas memory worth keepingA while back I read the first book in this series and thoroughly enjoyed Mandy s story I don t know how I missed the second book in the series but I plan to rectify that omission soon While this series does not have to be read in order I have never forgotten Mandy s memory of Santa Claus from the first book and that enchanting memory was re inserted into this story making me hold my breath until the grand reveal Again if you are a newbie to the series no worries as the author fills in everything you need to know The author addresses some serious subjects in a thoughtful manner within hospice end of life decisions and returning disabled vets I appreciate the considerate way she focuses attention on these important issues without detracting from the entertainment of the storyDo Not Open Til Christmas is a delightful well written romance teeming with the magic of the holiday season The epilogue is absolutely wonderful I ve already read it multiple times If you are searching for a sweet heart warming romance to help you catch the Christmas spirit I d encourage you to check out Sierra Donovan s Evergreen Lane series My full review is published at Reading Between the Wines Book Club Please check it out there Freelance reporter Chloe Davenport finally has a chance to show how good of a writer she is and hopefully earn herself a full time position with the Gazette However proving herself to Bret Radner the man that s been put in charge while the boss is away isn t easy Still she s determined not to give up even if it means challenging him on ust about everything Yet th Chloe Davenport finally gets the break she has been waiting for She has been waitressing at the local diner while freelancing at the local paper She wants to be a full time A Black Woman's Civil War Memoirs: Reminiscences of My Life in Camp With the 33rd U.S. Colored Troops, Late 1st South Carolina Volunteers journalist and gets her chance when the editor of the paper has to take another assignment for three months But she finds she has to deal with a boss who is difficult to please to say the least Bret Radner had aspirations and the opportunity to work as aournalist for a major paper but gave it up to come home and take care of his mom She died a few months later right at Christmas Since then he has stayed to take care of his dad but he ust doesn t want a thing to do with the Holiday season Chloe and Bret have to try to work through their mutual attraction while maintaining a good work relationship But can it be doneI love this type of book It s a uick easy read with a Christmas theme I m a sucker for them This one was uite well done The characters were all likeable Donovan really captured the small town atmosphere The story developed in a predictable fashion The couple is attracted but have seemingly insurmountable issues Then the crisis comes that forces them to take a look at the possibility of life without the other one It very much falls into the cheezy holiday romance trope but it was great If these light fluffy reads are your cup of tea pick this one up I give it a 4 out of 5 starsThanks to Penguin Random House and Netgalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review I nice Christmas read Good old fashioned love story I even got glassy eyes at one point There were funny bits as well The background of the story being in the news room of the local newspaper as well The background of the story being in the news room of the local newspaper it interesting Lots of news worthy stories Bret was a Christmas hater for his own reasons But Chloe eventually thawed him out. Es and in fact doesn't seem to like Christmas at all Yet the closer Chloe works with Bret the she realizes that his tough exterior conceals a hidden hurt and a heart she wants to fill with glad tidings of great oy for many seasons to come Sierra Donovan captures the magic of Christmas in this charming and romantic tale I smiled the entire time I was reading it Shirlee McCoy on We Need a Little Christmas. .
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Brett is chomping to get his teeth into some real Children of the Sun journalism and be challenged in hisob So when his boss is relocated to another paper for a few months Brett "jumps at the chance to take his ob Right before he leaves his boss hires one "at the chance to take his ob Right before he leaves his boss hires one the free lance writers to fill Brett s place Chloe supplements her writing with working at the local diner So she s thrilled to land the opportunity for a full time writing Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930 job at the paper But Brett is not the easiest boss to work for He embodies Scrooge and Chloe loves Christmas It s not looking like the two of them will ever work out their differences to create a nice working environment let alone be friendsThis was a good story It had lots of feels tension between the two main characters family and a tiny bit of drama It was your typical contemporary romance that has an assured ending But I think the author did a greatob of creating chemistry between the characters The secondary characters played well with the plot and were authentic There were several little side stories or characters that led me to believe this might be in a series but the book worked well as a stand alone I enjoyed reading this and will be interested to see what else the author has writtenI received a copy of this book from NetGalley All thoughts expressed are my own Every year after the end of summer children and adults begin a Christmas countdown to December 25 Sierra Donovan invites us back to Evergreen Lane for a delightful well written holiday read to put us in the holiday spirit early in The Season Do Not season Do Not Til Christmas cont The term gentle romance is a perfect description of this book Tall Pine is an idyllic holiday setting If it seems too slow paced for an American town in the twenty first century that it seems too slow paced for an American town in the twenty first century that also part of its charm Bret and Chloe s romance is strictly kisses only and even kisses are in short supply My reaction was mixed I admit that Do Not Open Til Christmas has the appeal of a Thomas Kincade Christmas card and I am enough of a sentimentalist about the holiday to be seduced by that uality On the other hand I like deeper character exploration than this book offers I felt that my understanding of Bret and Chloe was too superficial to be satisfyingIf the verbal version of sugar plums is your idea of a holiday reading treat you will likely enjoy this book If you anticipate something spicier or substantive you probably want to give this one a passSee full review at The Romance Dish This is a good Christmas romance that was well written Chloe Davenport is a waitress in a small town but hopes to be a reporter Bret Radner had once hoped to be a Pulitzer writer who hasn t uite made it that far Bret is Chloe s boss and of course the two clash one still believes in Christmas magic the other doesn t A bit predictable but warm and heartfelt Don t Open Til ChristmasBook 4 in the Evergreen Series by Sierra Donovan Love this series Chloe Davenport a waitress at the local diner and a freelance reporter at the local newspaper the Tall Pine Gazette What she doesn t expect is Brett Radner He s taking over for the editor temporarily But why he s been hard on her ever since she set foot in the door she doesn t know She loves Christmas and he doesn t for some reason She wants to write some Christmas articles but Brett only approves some She accepts it Does her work Brett knows he s hard on Chloe but isn t uite sure why There s something about her He s attracted to her One fatal mistake he made might cost him big time See what happens Truly sweet and sad at the same time Do check out all the Books in An Evergreen Lane Novel Series It will get you in the mood for Christmas That s what Ms Donovan does she puts you into the holiday spirit Do Not Open Til Christmas is the third book in Sierra Donovan s Evergre. What happens when a Scrooge like boss and a determined young woman have to work together during the holidays A Christmas of surprises Bret Radner once dreamed of being a hard hitting ournalist exposing corruption and writing Pulitzer winning pieces But heart tugging circumstances kept him at the Tall Pine Gazette where small town life new neighbors and human interest stories are the news In charge for En Lane Novels series and is a delightful Christmas romance The characters are likeable and realistic Ms Donovan s storyline and characters are well developed and the story flows along at a steady pace The books in this series can be read as standalones I highly recommend this bookThe story takes place in the small town of Tall Pine Chloe Davenport is an aspiring author who works takes place in the small town of Tall Pine Chloe Davenport is an aspiring author who works a waitress at the Pine n Dine restaurant and is a freelance reporter for the Tall Pine Gazette Bret Radner had a promising career as a hard hitting ournalist for a major newspaper but family matters brought him back to Tall Pine AND WORKING AS A REPORTER FOR working as a reporter for Pine Gazette Bret s boss is called out of town Bret is temporarily promoted to the paper s editor and Chloe is brought in as a full time employee for three months to help him Chloe is a good write but Bret often seems over critical and demanding of her Chloe and Bret have a mutual attraction for each other but Chloe doesn t think it would be proper to have a relationship with her boss and Bret has a lot of baggage and doesn t want to let anyone get close to himI received an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed it A lovely slow building small town holiday romance What Rudolph wasn t available Do Not Open Til Christmas is a lovely slow building small town holiday romance Even though it s the third book in the author s Evergreen Lane series and there are interconnected characters it works well as a standalone read if that is your preference Evergreen Lane is the major thoroughfare in the picturesue off the beaten path town of Tall Pine situated about two hours from Los Angeles amongst snow capped "mountains This is the story of Bret Radner an experienced ace reporter and Chloe Davenport a "This is the story of Bret Radner an experienced ace reporter and Chloe Davenport a reporter They both work at the town s sole newspaper the Tall Pine Gazette This story made me hungry for some really good hot chocolate so I d advise having some on hand before you beginAs the story opens Bret is temporarily taking on the My Hero Academia Series Volume 1 - 20 Books Collection Set by Kouhei Horikoshi job as editor during the busy Christmas season while his boss is out of town With Bret filling the editor s position the department is short a reporter A female freelancer has been hired to fill the slot and Bret will have the responsibility of training her Chloe is excited to leave her waitressingob to put her college degree to good use working full time at the Tall Pine Gazette However her new boss is an attractive nerdy Scrooge no nonsense tough critical and demanding Bret reuires that she provide a minimum of ten stories a week but when Chloe proposes any stories related to Christmas Bret shoots down her ideas When Chloe decks her desk for the holidays Bret calls her desk a distraction But Chloe is absolutely determined Can these two survive the season working togetherBret and Chloe are both likeable and genuine but they are complete opposites when it comes to Christmas Chloe embraces the season and Bret Alcohol Addiction Recovery just needs to live through it They are each secretly attracted to the other but neither will mix business with pleasure Then Bret makes one mistake that may cost him everythingFollowing please find a few of my favorite uotes from Do Not Open Til Christmas The moment was almost gone and it would never be here again so before it was over before he could stop himself before Chloe could get her keys in the door he wheeled around pulled her into his arms and kissed her He felt lightheaded almost dizzy as he deepened the kiss his fingers curling lightly around the tendrils of her hair His other arm encircled her waist pressing her closer and for a moment he went for broke kissing her with everything he had And now that he knew he wasn t going to get his face slapped he slowed down to take his time and do it right The outside wor. He entire holiday season Bret is determined to run the newsroom right Yet with a too pretty rookie reporter to train he finds himself challenged onust about everything A waitress at the Pine 'n' Dine restaurant freelance reporter Chloe Davenport finally gets her big chance to work full time for the Gazette But proving herself to her handsome boss won't be easy He turns down all her holiday themed stori.