She wants a fling. He wants forever.
Samantha isn’t feeling very festive as she heads back to her childhood hometown for Christmas—but being alone, homeless, and verging on jobless can do that to a woman. She has no interest in participating in the town Christmas celebrations and would rather just crawl into bed until the holidays are over. Determined to get back into the Christmas spirit, Sam plans on seducing her childhood best friend—and fantasy guy—Jack. A holiday fling will be just the thing to kick her Scrooge-like attitude.
Jack’s been in love with Samantha for years, but he didn’t make his move before someone else did. Now she’s finally single again, and Jack’s not going to waste any time. He has a little over a week to convince Samantha they belong together, and that moving back to their childhood town to be with him is the right thing to do. As he woos her with carriage rides and homemade desserts, he learns Sam has been offered a new job half-way across the country, and he fears he’s about to lose her all over again.
Ok, so I am a big softy when it comes to Christmas books, I try to read one every year. This year I have read a few of them. But Just A Holiday Fling stands out as one I will revisit. There is just something about a small town during the holidays that just makes it feel like Christmas. Maybe it’s because I am from a small town, maybe it’s because it just feels quaint, a place where everyone knows everyone and loves you just the same.
Samantha has lost the Christmas spirit right along with her Condo, her boyfriend and possibly her job. But she is coming home for the holidays and she just wants to take the time to figure things out. She has a job opportunity waiting for her in Chicago and she is determined to take this time to find out if that is where she needs to go. Her big dilemma is that it would move her far away from her dad and the small town she knows and loves. When she gets home, while admiring her father’s Christmas decor, the neighbor walks out of his house.
She has known Jack for nearly 30 years and she has always crushed on him a bit, ok more like a ton, but she has always known that he has never looked at her that way. They were pals. Nothing more. But something sparks deep down inside the moment he embraces her into a welcome home hug.
For Jack, this is his big opportunity to finally get exactly what he wants. The woman that he has always loved has returned home, single. He is determined to spend the next two weeks showing her the only reason she needs to stay in this town. He is determined to prove to her that he loves her. But is she ready for that or is this truly just a simple holiday fling? And old friend with new benefits?
This book made me believe all over again in the magic of Christmas. It made me want to embrace the season a little more to look at my life and the people I am surrounded by and remember all the things in life that I have truly been blessed with. It just made me happy. Just A Holiday Fling reminds us that there is more to Christmas than the lights (although judging by the bickering between neighbors in th ebook you may not have guessed it) and the tinsle. Christmas is about love. But is about wanting to give love and to receive love. This book just brings out the bright side of the holidays and it just simply made me smile.
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Tiffany Marie grew up in Michigan and currently lives in northern Indiana with her wonderfully supportive husband, rambunctious young son, and two rescued pets. She has worked in an elementary school, a bookstore, and a winery, and now she stays home with her son and writes whenever she has a few minutes to spare. She spends her free time reading too many romance novels, drinking too much Diet Pepsi, and taking too many naps.
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