Katy Regnery continues her Heart of Montana series with a Christmas novella to tie us over until we get Erik’s story in book two. Since I did not read a synopsis of The Christmas Wish prior to reading it, I was surprised to find out it was not a continuation of Jenny and Sam’s story. Instead we get to learn more about Tess Branson the waitress from book one and Lucas Flynn, a new character.
Being a novella, the book is a very quick read but it was a refreshing love story. The great part about the story was that the hero and heroine are not the cookie cutter perfect characters. They are flawed. Some may say they are outcasts in that perfect little Montana town. Tess is the town tramp and Lucas is an ex-con, but together, they work. Once they get past their issues and see themselves as they see each other the two are able to find love.In this story there is only a brief glimpse of Jenny and one of her brothers but it works and ties well to this story. I hope we get to read a little more about Tess and Lucas as the series continues.
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About the Book:
Title: The Christmas Wish (Heart of Montana, #1.5)
Author: Katy Regnery
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
Release Date: October 27, 2013
Category: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC received from Author
Waitress Tess Branson has earned a bad reputation, and the nickname “Fast Tessie,” as result of her poor judgement where men are concerned. She learned from a young age that men – of all ages – were only interested in one thing, which has made Tess distrustful even though she yearns for love.
Lucas Flynn, the short order cook at the restaurant where Tess works, has just been released on parole. After committing a terrible crime and losing someone he loved, he’s trying to get his life back on track. The last thing he needs is to get tangled up with a kind, pretty waitress who has problems of her own.
Tess makes a wish on a star one wintry night, but it’s going to take a heap of Christmas magic to help it come true!