It’s Christmastime again in Heartbreaker Bay!
When Sean O’Riley shows up at the Hartford Bed & Breakfast for his older brother’s bachelor weekend, he’s just hoping to make it through the weekend. What he’s not expecting is to come face to face with the woman he lost his virginity to a decade ago—a woman he’s never really forgotten.
The last time Lotti Hartford saw Sean, she told him she loved him while he said nothing. Now, ten years later, she’s just looking for a good time. For once, she wants to be the wild and free one, and Sean – the good time guy – is the perfect candidate.
But as the weekend continues, Sean realizes that after a lifetime of being the hook-up king, he’s ready to find happily-ever-after, and he wants it with Lotti. But will she open her heart to him again? As Christmas sweeps through the little B&B, he can only hope love and magic are in the air.
Source: eARC from the publisher, Harper, for review purposes. Thanks!
Sean has finally matured enough that he can start to pay back his older brother, Sweet Little Lies’ Finn Riley, for stepping up to raise him when their parents die in a car wreck. Sean’s also decided that he is ready to find someone to settle down with, especially after being around Finn and Pru and their coupled up friends, who seem truly happy.
With this thought freshly in his mind, he runs into Lottie, his first from high school, whose heart he broke when she moved away and he severed communication. Lottie runs the B & B where Sean set up Finn & Pru’s bachelor and bachelorette parties. Sean immediately sets out to win her back.
This was such a cute story. I loved Sean and his determination to prove to Lottie that he was a different person that the one she knew. Lottie was a great heroine, too, smart and sweet. I loved that she wasn’t just going to fall at Sean’s feet just because she still felt something for him. She made him work for it, as he should have.
My one complaint is that maybe it was a little too short? I love Jill Shalvis’ stories and characters and this novella definitely made me wish for a little more.