Thursday, 22 October 2015

Christmas Ever After by Sarah Morgan

Skylar Tempest has never understood Alec Hunter’s appeal. So what if he’s a world-renowned historian? He’s also cynical, aloof and determined to think the worst of her. So when a twist of fate finds her spending the lead-up to Christmas with Alec and his family, she’s not expecting the season to be either merry or bright.
Alec has learned the hard way not to trust beautiful women—and Skylar is the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen. But as he watches her throw herself into his family’s festive chaos, Alec realises there is far more to this blonde bombshell than meets the eye.
With Christmas around the corner, Alec and Skylar return to Puffin Island, a tentative bond forged between them. Neither intends to fall in love but as the nights become darker, and the fire between them grows hotter, could this be the chance for Alec and Skylar to find their own happy ending?

The book has a lovely cover with a scene of London at Christmas and covered in glitter and sparkly starts. This is the third book in Sarah Morgan's Puffin Island Trilogy, however you don't have to have read the first two as it can be read as a stand alone book without detracting from the story.
The main Character in the book is Skylar Tempest and with a name like that she just has to be gorgeous and American. Why she is with the obnoxious Richard is beyond my understanding as I don't think she even likes him. Richard fits in with her parents idea of a perfect match but as her parents seem to be obnoxious too I can see why they like him.
Skylar is an artist and jewellery designer and at her first showing of her work Richard shows himself for the prat that he is and Skylar needs help.
Enter Alec a friend of her friends in Puffin Island but no friend of hers. They definitely don't like each other but I think they protest too much and as Alec becomes her knight in shinning armour can they resist each other?
Skylar is torn between having a lovely Christmas with her friends and pleasing her parents and having a regimented Christmas with them and their business associates. I think that would be a no brainer but Skylar loves her parents and has always tried to please them.
I enjoyed the comradery of Skylar and her friends on Puffin Island. Although the island was a bit remote the author's descriptions made it sound like a magical place to stay as it seemed to have changed the lives of the people who came to live there and their stories are probably told in the first two books.
Once I got involved with the story I enjoyed it. It was romantic but predictable and not many threads to it apart from the will they/won't they love story.
If you like the usual Mills and Boon type stories then you'll enjoy this one.

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Thank you to the publisher for a copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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