About the Book
As if going home for the holidays jobless and single wasn’t bad enough, she’s dragged into a holiday season full of activities leading up to her sister’s uber-romantic Christmas Eve wedding–to Starr’s ex-boyfriend. But when her brother’s best friend, Waylon Emmerson, attends their family Thanksgiving, she starts to wonder if maybe coming home for Christmas isn’t so bad after all.
As Starr finds the perfect distraction in helping Waylon make over his late mother’s Christmas shop, the most wonderful time of the year works its magic and the spark between them grows. But with the holidays fast approaching, Starr must decide what she wants out of life after the gifts are unwrapped and the ornaments are put away–to go back to New York City or to open her heart to a love that will last beyond Christmas Day?
In My Opinion
Fans of the Hallmark Christmas movies will enjoy You Make It Feel Like Christmas by Toni Shiloh as Starr and Waylon fall for each other.
Despite Starr and Waylon already knowing each other, the romance felt a bit rushed for me. We didn’t get very much of how much they knew each other/what they really thought of each other in their younger years. But I see how some of those developmental things had to get cut in a novella as opposed to a book.
I also got a little annoyed both with how Starr kept herself from her family and how her family (specifically her sister) treated her. It was satisfying that they all saw the true character of the person you might classify as the villain in this story. Yes, I know that’s a bit vague but I’m not giving the plot away. That would be like me telling you what your Christmas presents are two days before Christmas!
Overall, this is a quick read centered around faith and family that you can escape into for an hour or two.
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