Title: Blame The Mistletoe
Series: Montana Born Christmas Book #1
Author: Dani Collins
Publisher: Montana Born
Release Date: October 13th 2014
Rating: 3 out of 5
Blurb: Liz Flowers has never enjoyed Christmas, but this one is shaping up to be the worst by far. She let her ex take her daughter to Mexico while she stays behind in a strange town, sitting her former mother-in-law’s high strung little dog. It’s an opportunity to meet new people, but this California girl doesn’t have much in common with the ranchers in small town Marietta.
Blake Canon perks up with male interest when he sees a new face at his friend’s Christmas cocktail party. His son is away and a light affair would take his mind off his financial troubles. Then he realizes he knows Liz. She was once married to the brother of his ex-wife.
Their children might be cousins, but Blake and Liz do the kissing—under the mistletoe. It’s the beginning of a new view of Christmas for Liz, but when their children arrive home unexpectedly, and family secrets are revealed, Liz isn’t sure she’ll stay in Marietta for Christmas after all.
This is a sweet and warm story about finding love, when you least expect it. Because it is a holiday romance, it makes it even more sweet and romantic.
Liz is dog sitting in Montana and the real events start from the cocktail party she attends, where she meets Blake, who she met at his wedding.Their children are cousins and not being completely strangers they hit it off relatively easily. They spend more and more time together, slowly falling for each other. They are not sure where their romance will take them, but they know that being together is what feels right.
I liked their chemistry between Liz and Blake and also how quick-witted and smart their children were. My favorite moments were definitely when they went to the snowy forest to pick out the Christmas tree and also the ending couldn’t be more lovely.
It’s short, but thoroughly enjoyable and eligible winter/Christmastime story.