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The Night Before Christmas

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In this Christmas prequel novella by USA TODAY Bestselling author Kelly Hunter, meet estranged sweethearts Jess and Boyd…

Hardworking and independent Jess Turner has come home from the bustle of Sydney to enjoy a quiet Christmas. But after running into an old school friend, she finds herself talked into attending a lavish Christmas Eve party—and running straight into the on
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Published December 1st 2013 by Harlequin
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Chitra *CJ*
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
"The Night Before Christmas" is the story of Jess and Boyd.

Basically, a very short filler story which has a second chance romance between two lovers that were separated by circumstances, and who reunite on a bittersweet Xmas eve, only to realize their feelings never died down. Sweet in some parts, confusing in others but mostly incomplete.

Mostly, was an introduction to the series and its characters.

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2/5
Rochelle
Dec 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a highly enjoyable Christmas novella. Short but sweet with a bit of a steamy ending.
Hilcia
Dec 01, 2013 rated it liked it
As it says in the summary above, this Christmas novella is a prequel to Kelly Hunter's "What the Bride Didn't Know." Jess and Boyd were best friends from childhood until high school, and fell in love when they were teenagers. Boyd, however, broke up with Jess during their senior year in high school. Now, as adults, they are both back home and attending a fancy Christmas party at the West home with old friends Jared, Trig, and Lena. Is the love still there? Can Jess forgive him for walking away f ...more
Barb
Dec 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
In this Christmas prequel novella by USA TODAY Bestselling author Kelly Hunter, meet estranged sweethearts Jess and Boyd...
Hardworking and independent Jess Turner has come home from the bustle of Sydney to enjoy a quiet Christmas. But after running into an old school friend, she finds herself talked into attending a lavish Christmas Eve party--and running straight into the only man to ever break her heart.
Rebel with a heart Boyd Webber thrives on the adrenaline rush of riding motorbikes for a li
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Debbie Oxier
May 17, 2014 rated it did not like it
I seriously hope I didn't pay money for this one. Jess comes home and runs into old friend,Trig, who invites her to a Christmas Eve party. There she runs into friends Jared and Lena. They get Trig, who asks if she's seen Boyd. While it's never really explained to any degree how Boyd broke her heart, they end up going off together, confessing their love, and I guess live happily ever after.

Either the author was drunk when she wrote it or she did it in her sleep because it truly made no sense and
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Karen
Dec 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Jess left her hometown heartbroken, but set on a path to make her life better in big-city Sydney. She’s not quite sure what brought her back now that she has her life together, but running into Trig Sinclair seemed like a fate almost worse than death. Read More
Malvina
Dec 06, 2013 rated it liked it
A quick novella about separated lovers meeting after four years. Jess and Boyd obviously bonded together as abused children, but Jess left her hometown to become a physiotherapist, and he pursued a successful career as a Motocross rider. Reuniting at a Christmas party, it's as though the years melt away. These two are meant for each other, siiigh.
Helen
Dec 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a great story about past lovers and friends in a small town s great read Boyd and Jess have been though so much together growing up and now that both of them have improved their lives they are back together :)
Lexie
Dec 04, 2013 rated it it was ok
This felt rather disjointed to me at times
June
Dec 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Short and sweet.
Bungluna
Aug 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: novella
I was left wanting more.
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Australian born Kelly Hunter is a three time Romance Writers of America Rita finalist, a USA Today Bestselling author and loves writing to the demands of the short category romance form.

Other books in the series

The Wests (4 books)
  • Flirting With Intent (The Wests, #1)
  • Cracking the Dating Code (The Wests, #2)
  • What the Bride Didn't Know (The Wests, #3)
  • The Spy Who Tamed Me (The Wests, #4)