More family for Christmas?
Scott Walker doesn’t have time for a relationship. The sexy mechanic has career ambitions, not to mention a mother and three sisters to take care of. The last thing he needs is Carrie Jameson, the beauty he never forgot, arriving in Templeton Cove over the holidays with some unexpected news.
Scott still finds Carrie irresistible, and he’s not one to shirk responsibility. Scott’s issues with his own dad make the prospect of parenthood a minefield. But if he and Carrie can overcome their fears, this Christmas could bring them the best gift of all.
Nearly eleven months ago I read my first Rachel Brimble book which I liked but I wasn’t completely sold. However when I heard the premise of Christmas at the Cove, I decided to take the second chance on the author and discovered a tale perfect for these Holidays.
Who doesn’t like a good old Christmas story like the one that can be found between the pages of this book. A good feel story that we all need at this time of year and this book fits that mould perfectly.
Carrie our heroine has been keeping a secret for the last three years and is now returning to Templeton Cove to find Scott Walker. The man she had one night stand with, three years ago and is now returning to tell him something important. Something that she needs tell him that will change his life. She isn’t expecting her meeting to be with him to be easy and is preparing herself to be open to scorn from Scott.
However her arrival in town has gotten the community talking as Scott isn’t the man to have a woman come calling for him. As it is usually the other way around. Scott isn’t a playboy with no heart or anything. He is a man who trying to juggle everything on his plate and believes that he can’t settle down due his past and responsibilities. He is well liked by most despite his tendencies but he is holding a secret. There a woman who has stolen his heart to speak…
Carrie is the woman who got away and he hasn’t gotten over it exactly. The fact that she returned and reliving those memories he thought he had tucked away. His friends are worried and hope to send her own her way as Scott doesn’t need this.
However Carrie isn’t a pushover and is determined to deliver her message one way or another?
I love my trope books and this book has two of my favourites second chance romances and secret child/ren
I don’t if I would call this a second chance romance considering that it was only one night and they went their separate ways soon after but for the both of them it seemed it had an impact on their lives.
Carrie had her obligation that brought her back but it soon obvious that just only part of the reason why she came back as why she easily listening to Scott’s suggestions
As it obvious that Scott thought this girl was special and whilst the way author portrayed him was no surprise when it came to the news of his secret as he reacted the way I expected. As he may be willing to stand up, he is a fact man and understandable when you discover the reason why.
This Holiday tale will definitely tug on you heartstrings whilst providing a laugh or two . Whilst it may seem straight forward on paper, romances can be anything but and I loved how the author told the story . As we all know what small towns can be like and Templeton Cove was no expectation. And they threw plenty of hurdles that add something to the story and made these two stronger.
As with stories like this , I always hope there will be substantial plot that will make it believable that what they felt for each other after one night all those years was plausible as if you think about aside from the time apart and what tied them together they were only together for a few days.
But what a few days as Scott need to step up to the plate and realise what this news meant for him. As much I liked him, he was a slightly misguided soul, guided by his decisions to put family first at any cost.
It all honorable but at what cost when you have the woman of your dreams, offering something more?
Christmas at the Cove is a beautiful story that tackles some of the most important things about Christmas, family and relationships and perfect for these holidays
Rachel lives with her husband and two teenage daughters in a small town near Bath in the UK. After having several novels published by small US presses, she secured agent representation in 2011. Since 2013, she has had five books published by Harlequin Superromance (Templeton Cove Stories) and three Victorian romances by eKensington/Lyrical.
Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of America, and was selected to mentor the Superromance finalist of So You Think You Can Write 2014 contest. When she isn’t writing, you’ll find Rachel with her head in a book or walking the beautiful English countryside with her family. Her dream place to live is Bourton-on-the-Water in South West England.
She likes nothing more than connecting and chatting with her readers and fellow romance writers. Rachel would love to hear from you!