Monday, December 5, 2011
No Holly For Christmas by Julie N. Ford
Goodreads Description: As Brian McAlister struggles to move past being jilted not once, but twice by the only woman he's ever loved, he's all but given up on relationships. Then, on special assignment for the DA's office, he crosses paths with ex-socialite turned social worker, Holly Cavanaugh Winter-and romance blossoms.
Widowed, practically penniless, and reduced to shopping at WalMart, Holly is dreading the approaching Holiday Season. However, her angst isn't due to her husband's untimely death the previous December 25th, but because of a secret that could reveal itself unless she can find a way to avoid the coming Christmas.
Love at first sight quickly turns frigid for Brian and Holly when Holly gets pulled into a manhunt for an accused murderer who now has his sights set on her. His case unraveling, Brian finds himself tasked with keeping Holly and her two daughters safe while bringing an assassin and the powerful man who hired him to justice.
My thoughts: This was a pretty good book. I enjoyed watching how Holly and Briand were able to evolve and get past hard things that had happened in their past. There was also a lot of suspense in this book.
Negatives: There was a lot of language and some sexual situations in the book. There was also an attempted rape scene that was a little rough.
Received this book for review.