Series: Heartbreaker Bay,
Published by Avon on September 26th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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.
When I review an author whose world I love, I’m always s nervous about turning those reviews into crazy ranting and gushing. Jill Shalvis is one of those authors. I have been shouting my love for her writing from the rooftops since I started reading her words. Chasing Christmas Eve (Heartbreaker Bay #4) is another evidence as to why.
I have had a crush Spencer Baldwin from the minute we met him in “Sweet Little Lies”. The cool slightly distanced nerd with a heart of gold, just won me over so I was excited to finally see him brought to his knees. Which is exactly what happen, in the best meet-cute from Shalvis to date.
Colbie Albright needs a vacation from her life and decides on a trip to the beautiful San Francisco. Here she encounters the gang from the Pacific Pier Building, when she decides to see the famous fountain that makes true love happen for those who wish it. What she just doesn’t expect is for herself to fall in love.
This story is kinda different from Shalvis’ other works. I’m used to slightly over the top funny situations that has me laughing out load. This is still funny to know end, but instead of the regular situations her heros and heroines in themselves in, this is more subtle. This is something that fits these two shy characters and their storyline perfectly. Honestly, I would have been disappointed if it had been like all her other stories.
Chasing Christmas Eve is another fantastic installment to her Heartbreaker Bay series and it once again cements Jill Shalvis as one of my all time favorite authors, and this series is, in my humble opinion, her best. Chasing Christmas Eve deserves nothing less than 5 stars.
Spence drew in a deep, shuddering breath that wasn’t much steadier than hers and pulled off his now crooked glasses. “Hang on a second.” He tossed them aside. “I need to check on something.”
“What?” she asked warily.
Once again he slowly drew her in, his eyes heated and focused on hers, infusing her with some of his calm. “I want to see if this is how it’s going to be.”
“How what’s going to be?” she whispered.
His kiss started out just as slow and thoughtful as the first, all careful control. But when his tongue touched hers, control flew straight out the window.