Christmas with the Sheriff by Victoria James

Posted December 19, 2016 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 0 Comments

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Christmas with the Sheriff by Victoria JamesChristmas with the Sheriff by Victoria James
Series: Shadow Creek Montana #1
Published by Entangled: Bliss on November 7, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 151
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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After fleeing her beloved small town five years ago, Julia Bailey is back to spend Christmas with her family. Returning is hard, but keeping the devastating secret about her late husband is even harder. Her place isn't in Big Sky Country any longer...but the more time she spends with the irresistible Sheriff who saved her once before, and his adorable little daughter, the more Julia starts wishing she could let go of the past and start a new life.

Single dad and county Sheriff Chase Donovan had been secretly in love with his best friend's wife for years. But after her traumatic loss he knew Julia needed to get away from Shadow Creek, even though helping her leave was the last thing he wanted to do. Now she's home and he doesn't intend to lose her a second time. Chase is going to prove to Julia just how good they can be together this Christmas...and forever.

 

 
Julia Bailey left Shadow Creek five years ago following tragic circumstances. She’s returning for the holidays for the first time since she left and her emotions are running strong. Chase Donovan was her rock when she needed him and now he’s ready for a much deeper relationship.

 
This was sweet on the surface but, typical of a Victoria James story, some very tough issues roiled beneath. I loved the idyllic Christmas setting and how it juxtaposed against both Julia’s and Chase’s personal circumstances. His seven-year old daughter added comic relief and some very poignant moments.

 
It’s a lovely story with a real emotional punch of both kinds. I’m looking forward to more stories in this series.

About Victoria James

Victoria James is a USA TODAY bestselling romance author living near Toronto, Canada. She writes passionate stories that will warm your heart and bring you a guaranteed happily ever after, always.

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