Published by INDIE SELFPUBLISHED on November 06, 2017
Genres: Holiday, Romance
AMZ US Apple Books
A sexy, standalone novel from the New York Times & USA TODAY bestselling author of the Play-by-Play series and Hope series.
Ellie Washington lost her husband in a tragedy five years ago at Christmas. She wouldn’t have made it through her grief if not for her husband’s brother, Nick, who helped her pick up the pieces of her shattered life. And with every year, her feelings for Nick have grown. Now she realizes she might be in love with him, but that’s not fair, because Nick deserves a life that isn’t about his brother’s widow and son.
Sharing his life with Ellie and her son has been the balm that soothed Nick’s soul after losing his brother. Now that friendship has turned into something deeper. Nick doesn’t want to upset the status quo, but someone has to make the first move, and it’s time they figure out if their feelings are real. Nick believes in what they have. He also believes in Christmas miracles, and he thinks they’re both long overdue for one.
I was provided a review copy; this did not influence my opinion of the book.
You guys, I’m a sucker for Christmas books! They are feel-good-wanna-hug-your-family type of reads. The kinds of books that make you wanna snuggle beneath a warm blanket next to a toasty fire while sipping on a warm mug of spiked apple cider. Jaci Burton’s ‘Love Me By Christmas’ was no exception!
This friends-to-lovers story dealt with what happens when we have made it to the other side of grief. When the pain is no longer all-encompassing. How do you start your life again? Are you allowed happiness? Are there rules?
Ellie Washington lost her husband in a tragedy five years ago at Christmas. She was pregnant and devastated. Keeping her from drowning in her pain was her husband’s brother, Nick. He took her in and provided the support she needed. When it came time for her to have her son, Nick was there. Five years later, while her son may call him Uncle, he treats Nick as if he were his father and Elli thinks she may have fallen in love for the second time.
Nick may have been grieving the loss of his brother, he knew he had to do whatever he could to help his sister-in-law. From childbirth to changing diapers, he’s been there. It’s been five years since his brother’s death. Nick no longer sees Ellie as his brother’s widow. He sees a strong, beautiful woman. He isn’t sure how to talk to Ellie about the sparks that seem to be flying between them. While Nick doesn’t want to ruin what they have, he isn’t content with leaving things as they are.
A fabulous start to the holiday season, ‘Love Me By Christmas’ is a passionate and tender friends-to-lovers romance!