Review: Chasing Christmas Eve (Heartbreaker Bay #4) by Jill Shalvis

September 23, 2017 Review 0

Review: Chasing Christmas Eve (Heartbreaker Bay #4) by Jill Shalvis

Meet cute...

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.

Make merry...

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.

Title: Chasing Christmas Eve
Author: Jill Shalvis
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Sweet Little Lies, One Snowy Night, One Snowy Night, Accidentally on Purpose (Heartbreaker Bay #3)
Series: Heartbreaker Bay #4
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Sweet Little Lies, One Snowy Night, Accidentally on Purpose (Heartbreaker Bay #3), Hot Winter Nights
Published by Avon
Source: Publisher
Published: September 26, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 384
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-half-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
300 Review

Oh, this series.

This has to be one of my top favorite contemporary series of 2017, and Shalvis did not disappoint with the most mysterious of all the Heartbreaker characters, Spencer Baldwin.

I loved Colbie, the heroine. She’s spunky, has no agenda other than to simply escape from reality for a little while, and holds her own against the world. The chemistry between her and Spence is, in true Shalvis style, hot and fast and oh-so-sweetly dragged out, and I loved that she was an authentically nice person. She does seem a little bit lonely, but that is the life of a woman who’s dedicated her life to her career; I was happy to see that while she was certainly not closed to the idea of a relationship, she wasn’t willing to give it all up for someone, either.

Spence was also wonderful. He was so resistant to the idea of love, and watching his walls crumble was a true pleasure. It happened so organically that I never felt like he was trying too hard to convince himself to of anything. He recognized his fatal flaw of getting so involved in something that his relationships suffered, and seeing him actively try to put Colbie first (and maybe not always successfully) gave me the feeling that he was in this one for the long haul.

My only criticism of the book was Elle. Now, I adored Elle in all three other books — in fact, before I read Chasing Christmas Eve, Elle and Archer’s book (Accidentally on Purpose) was my favorite. But Elle was kind of a bitch in this one. She always had Spence’s best interests at heart, but she was overly mean to Colbie. If this is your first foray into the Heartbreaker series, I think that Elle in this book might turn you off from the rest of them; if that is the case, please ignore her in this book. I was seriously disappointed with her. If Elle had been a little less catty, this would’ve been a five star read.

The best thing about Jill Shalvis is that, despite any misgivings you might have going into the novel, when you finish reading that last page, you really do believe that these two perfectly imperfect people were meant to be.

Avon Romance
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