Christmas with the Sheriff by Victoria James
A Shadow Creek, Montana Novel (Book 1)
Entangled Bliss (November 7, 2016)
After fleeing her beloved small town five years ago, Julia Bailey is back to spend Christmas with her family. Returning is hard, but keeping the devastating secret about her late husband is even harder. Her place isn’t in Big Sky Country any longer…but the more time she spends with the irresistible Sheriff who saved her once before, and his adorable little daughter, the more Julia starts wishing she could let go of the past and start a new life.
Single dad and county Sheriff Chase Donovan had been secretly in love with his best friend’s wife for years. But after her traumatic loss he knew Julia needed to get away from Shadow Creek, even though helping her leave was the last thing he wanted to do. Now she’s home and he doesn’t intend to lose her a second time. Chase is going to prove to Julia just how good they can be together this Christmas…and forever.
The prologue gave me the hint of an awesome read ahead and it did not disappoint. The description of grief is spot on. Wonderful descriptive writing that flows into the story, not take away from it. The two main characters attraction comes off the pages. They are meant for each other. Julia is scared to get her heart broken again but Chase and Maggie make her whole again. Chase, despite having his own heartbreak and challenges, is someone everyone can depend on and makes everything work. It’s somewhat of a tear-jerker; has death, heartache, healing, laughter, love, small town charm, and an adorable little girl who steals the story. A wonderful Christmas romance read.
Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (December 13, 2018)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Victoria James is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance.
Victoria always knew she wanted to be a writer and in grade five, she penned her first story, bound it (with staples and a cardboard cover) and did all the illustrations herself. Luckily, this book will never see the light of day again.
In high school she fell in love with historical romance and then contemporary romance. After graduating University with an English Literature degree, Victoria pursued a degree in Interior Design and then opened her own business. After her first child, Victoria knew it was time to fulfill her dream of writing romantic fiction.
Victoria is a hopeless romantic who is living her dream, penning happily-ever-after’s for her characters in between managing kids and the family business. Writing on a laptop in the middle of the country in a rambling old Victorian house would be ideal, but she’s quite content living in suburbia with her husband, their two young children, and very bad cat.