Bringing a successful series to a satisfying conclusion seems like it might come with whole heap of pressure – luckily Holly Martin is more than up to the task.
Christmas At Mistletoe Cove is Eden Lancaster’s story and, because it’s been tasted in the two previous books, I have really been looking forward to it.
Best friends who fall in love is one of my all time favourite storylines but Eden and Dougie Harrison don’t make it easy for themselves.
Here’s the blurb.
Growing up on Hope Island, Eden Lancaster always believed that if you wished hard enough for something, dreams really could come true. But Eden’s greatest wish is also her biggest secret: she has been completely in love with her childhood friend, the charming and attractive Dougie Harrison, for as long as she can remember. And he has no idea.
When Dougie leaves his successful life in New York to return home to Hope Island for good, Eden can’t escape her feelings. Her heart is full of hope that her romantic dreams are finally, at long last, going to come true…
This Christmas could change everything. But can a lifelong friendship really turn into the perfect romance? And will Eden get the happily ever after she’s always wished for?
There are misunderstandings galore and it makes for a lively, fun and emotional read – even if I did want to shout at them at times.
It’s also lovely to get a mini update on the previous characters, although the book would work well as a standalone because their relationships are explained.
While my favourite is still book two, Rome and Freya, Eden and Dougie’s story brought the series to a happy finish.
For me, Holly’s writing is comparable to drinking the perfect cup of mint hot chocolate – it’s warm, enjoyable and leaves me feeling satisfied.
I’m sad to say goodbye to the residents of Hope Island, although I’m already looking forward to what comes next.
My rating: Four stars.
Thank you to Bookouture (via NetGalley) for the ARC in return for my honest opinion.