- Title: Happy Ever After in Christmas
- Series: Christmas, Colorado #7
- Author: Debbie Mason
- Genre: Contemporary Romance
- Published: June 2016 – Forever Romance
- Source: Publisher; NetGalley
Description: It’s beginning to look a lot like love . . .
Spring fever has hit the small town of Christmas, and deputy Jill Flaherty has developed a serious case. The object of her unrequited longing is none other than a former pro hockey player who’s her long-time crush and the most eligible bachelor in town. As her thirtieth birthday nears, Jill’s determined to finally get Sawyer Anderson’s attention . . . and keep it forever.
Everyone in town knows Sawyer is a player on and off the ice. So no one suspects that he’s been yearning to settle down and have a family, to be just as happy as his best friend and his beautiful wife. But when his best friend finds out the bride Sawyer has in mind for his happy ever after is his off-limits baby sister, it might be a hot summer in Christmas in more ways than one . . . (publisher)
My take: I’m jumping into the Christmas, Colorado series with the 7th book. Debbie Mason explained enough about characters from previous books that I didn’t feel lost and made me want to go back to the first book and catch up!
Sawyer and Jill were easy to like despite some frustrating situations involving the pair. Sawyer is in his mid-thirties and tired of meaningless relationships. He’s ready to settle down – especially since so many of his friends are happily married and becoming fathers. Jill has never felt good enough in most things – a product of being raised by a tough grandmother. She’s a great police officer though and aspires to be chief. She also yearns to find a partner and be a mother. She’s secretly been in love with Sawyer her whole life. Will these two be able to overcome the obstacles that seem to pop up everywhere?
Happy Ever After in Christmas is a warm novel filled with family relationships, friendships, and love. There’s also drama and heartbreak that I thought Mason handled very well. I enjoyed it all and recommend it to fans of contemporary romance and the author.