The Christmas He Loved Her by Juliana Stone

Bad Boys of Crystal Lake, Book 2

Synopsis: All he wants this Christmas is her.

In the small town of Crystal Lake, Christmas is a time for sledding, hot chocolate, and cozying up to the fire with those you love. For Jake Edwards, it’s also time to come home and face his past. He thought there would never be anything harder than losing his brother. Turns out there is: falling in love with his brother’s widow, Raine.

Ever since they were little, Jesse was the Edwards brother who was always there for her, and Jake was the one who knew just how to push her buttons. Raine can’t imagine a life without them, which is why it was doubly decimating when Jake left town after his brother’s sudden death. Now he’s back and she doesn’t know whether to be mad or thrilled. Maybe both. Maybe it will be the perfect chance for both of them to finally find happiness again.

Review: I wanted a Christmas romance, and with the cover I expected something nice even if the theme is not necessarily easy. But I have to say that in the end, whether it’s close to Christmas or not, in fact, it’s the same. It’s not a problem, I assure you, but it wasn’t necessarily what I expected either.

Jake has left his hometown since his twin brother died in the war. He was there, and it was unbearable for him to stay. He abandoned his own, but he is now back. Yet it is still broken. And then there is Raine, his brother’s widow, for whom he always had feelings and who is as angry as she is happy to see him. But there are many things between them and moving forward will really not be easy.

I had a good time with the novel even if some points annoyed me a little. It was nice to see Jake and Raine trying to rebuild themselves, to tell each other all those things they never told each other. It’s not easy, but if they want to try, they can do it.

I haven’t read Volume 1 and I don’t think it’s important. However, I must admit that I am quite curious to discover the story of Lily that we are discovering here.


12 thoughts on “The Christmas He Loved Her by Juliana Stone

  1. Ce livre est interéssant pour moi. Je n’ai lu pas de livre d’amour pour longtemps, et aussi, je cherche un livre qui se passe à Noel pour lire dans les vacances. Donc, je vais lire ce livre dans le futur, peut etre. Bonne critique!

    claire @ clairefy

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