Review: Under the Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis

Posted December 12, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 1 Comment

Under the Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis
Series: Lucky Harbor #6.5
Published by Forever Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher

Under the Mistletoe 
By Jill Shalvis 
Book #6.5 in the Lucky Harbor series 
Contemporary Romance

There’s no place like home for the holidays. And the Lucky Harbor Bed & Breakfast is bursting with festive lights and good cheer. But for Mia, Christmas is turning out to be anything other than merry and bright. Her recent break-up with her boyfriend Nick has made her return bittersweet. But then a surprise arrives, when Nick follows her to town bearing gifts-and asking for forgiveness.

Nick grew up without a family of his own so he’s overwhelmed by the love that Mia receives from all her relatives, gathered together to celebrate the season. Under their watchful eyes, Nick finds earning back her trust the hardest thing he’s ever had to do. If he succeeds, he will receive the greatest gift of all, Mia’s love for a lifetime.


Five years has passed and Mia Hutchinson, Ford and Tara’s daughter, is working in New York City and involved with Nick, who recently passed the bar and is ready to begin his career. Mia is pretty invested in the relationship and when she surprises him with a plane ticket to join her in Lucky Harbor at Christmas Eve for her Aunt Chloe’s wedding, she doesn’t get the reaction she was hoping for.

It’s a lovely update on the Trager sisters and their families as well as Mia’s story. While it is short, there’s still the humor and steamy that is a staple of this series. In addition to the holiday season and wedding activities, we get to see Mia’s family rally around her as Nick tries to atone for his actions in New York and reconcile his feelings for Mia and she for him. Their romance doesn’t lack hotness and Nick’s pretty sensual and a good guy. It is an enjoyable story and I wish we could have had even more time with this family.

(NetGalley ARC)

About Jill Shalvis

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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One response to “Review: Under the Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis

  1. This is a book that I will be looking for my kindle for two reason LOVE and CHRISTMAS time, I enjoyed the burbs and interview and I send you my prayers for continue success.