I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Tinsel My Heart by Christi Barth
Published by Carina Press on December 5, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Becca Heglund's produced the Loring Park Players' over-the-top Christmas show for ten years. It's a beloved Minneapolis tradition, and the theater's main fundraiser. But this year's production is in danger of being canceled when their director disappears into rehab. Good thing his directing partner steps in to save the day. Except for the minor fact that he hates everything about Christmas.
Jack Whittaker wiped this town off his shoe with his graduation tassel and never looked back. But duty compels him to fulfill Tyler's promise to direct the show. Even though it means working with Becca, the girl he always wanted, lost to Ty, but never forgot.
It'll take more than a few handfuls of tinsel to soften Jack's heart toward Becca's favorite holiday. Steamy kisses that melt the snow right off his boots are a step in the right direction. They'll both discover that Christmas is about making each other's dreams come true. But will it require sacrificing their chance at a happily-ever-after together?(
Becca Heglund was glad to see Jack Whittaker and not just because he came to save the town’s annual Christmas production. He might be a famous film director but back in high school, he and his business partner, Tyler Petersen, were her best friends…drama geeks. And, she’s had a crush on him forever but doesn’t know he’s secretly had one for her, too.
I’m a big fan of friends to lovers stories and this one had a slight twist because of Tyler’s role in the relationship. Also, Jack’s not happy being back in Minneapolis and doesn’t have warm and fond memories growing up there and is quite Scrooge-ish about Christmas.
Becca’s a talented producer and she works her magic not only on the Christmas production but on thawing Jack’s bruised heart, too. Despite the icy setting, there’s plenty of steam created by these two as they reconnect and bring out the best in each other in the spirit of the season.
I enjoyed this short tale of two long-time friends who not only find romance with each but new life paths that happen to intersect nicely. Tinsel My Heart is also included in the anthology All I’m Asking For.
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