(ARC provided for review)
In Anna Small’s new tale Mistletoe & Montana, Divorcee Joely Burbank takes her children to visit their father, Ben, in Montana for the Christmas holidays. She hopes to fly right back to LA, but a snowstorm dashes those plans. Instead, she ends up spending the holiday with her ex-husband. Ben’s a retired football player and seems as aloof as ever. She’d rather just take the next bus back—at the very least to retrieve the presents she left behind. How was she to know Mother Nature had other plans?
How can Joely remain under the same roof with him when all they seem to do is fight? This visit seems the time to air out all their grievances, or not as the first time she and Ben are together …they kiss.
Seems the children aren’t the only ones who’d like to see them get back together. But there’s a lot of bad history to comb through first. Will Christmas help Joely and Ben put the past behind them? You’ll have to read to find out!
I enjoyed this new title from the author of Taking a Chance on Forever and Tame the Wild Wind. It was short, yes, but I could feel the icy chill in the winter air just reading it (and no, being here in Florida it was warm the days I read it)! Anna did a good job recreating a northern winter and the tug of wishing for what might have been between Joely and Ben. If you like contemporary sweet, holiday romances, you might too. If you’d like to try it out, Anna’s Mistletoe & Montana is available at Amazon for the Kindle.