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Chasing Christmas Eve

(Heartbreaker Bay #4)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  5,214 ratings  ·  728 reviews
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Run for the hills—temporarily. That's Colbie Albright's plan when she flees New York for San Francisco. Wrangling her crazy family by day and writing a bestselling YA fantasy series by night has taken its toll. In short, Colbie's so over it that she's under it. She's also under the waters of a historic San Francisco fountain within an hour of arrival. Fortunate
ebook, 384 pages
Published September 26th 2017 by Avon
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Joy No, but it sometimes enhances the book b/c you know the backstory of the other characters. This can definitely be read on its own, though.
Karla Brandenburg Haters gonna hate. I agree that it isn't as fast moving as some of the others, but definitely not to a 2 star pace!…moreHaters gonna hate. I agree that it isn't as fast moving as some of the others, but definitely not to a 2 star pace!(less)

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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Chasing Christmas Eve - Jill Shalvis

Chasing Christmas Eve is book four in the Heartbreaker Bay series by Jill Shalvis. I have loved this series from the start. This small community of people that live and work in this small courtyard in San Francisco have become part of my family. I was so excited to finally get Spence’s story and it was amazing. He is everything I hoped he would be and so much more.

San Francisco Christmas

Spencer Baldwin is the owner of the building that this series revolves around. He is the resident genius/recluse/workaholic we have c
Chasing Christmas Eve by Jill Shalvis is a 2017 Avon publication.

A light, slightly offbeat, and humorous holiday tale set in romantic San Francisco.

This fourth installment in the Heartbreaker Bay series features two adorable socially awkward workaholics, in Colbie and Spencer, who literally take a fall… right into the ‘Make a Wish’ fountain.

Colbie is a famous Young Adult author experiencing a case of writer’s block, under a hard and a looming deadline, who needs a break from all the pressure a
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I've read a lot of Jill Shalvis' series but I have to say that this is by far my favorite from her. She brings together a close group of friends flawlessly and makes me fall in love with each character. In Chasing Christmas Eve we get to learn more about Spencer Baldwin, the workaholic of the group.

Spencer is introverted and usually working instead of out having fun. But when he meets Colbie, a fellow workaholic, he learns to that taking a break is a necessity. Bot
Stacey is Sassy
***IT'S ALIVE!!***

Sometimes you don’t need to chase love

I really do believe that finding your perfect match doesn’t just involve love, lust and attraction. I think that tolerance is one of the biggest components of a successful relationship. You can be seriously attracted to someone but the smell of their feet will turn you off. Sexual attraction can be rampant but their constant humming could send you over the edge. Loving someone who is good and kind could mean absolutely nothing if they pick
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
5 Stars!

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Colbie Albright is a 28 yr. old woman living in New York. She's a best selling YA fantasy series author who is at the peak of her success. She's been under too much pressure with work & her family, & feels overwhelmed and tired. She just needs to get away from her stressful life for a while & find herself again. She's lost her joy & her love of writing. She's hoping if she unplugs for a few weeks she will find her inspiration again. She packs a bag and gets on a plane to San Francisc
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shit-hot-series
5 - "It's the hot geek look..." Stars!

A Jill Shalvis book basically takes me to my reading happy place. The Heartbreaker Bay series is definitely one that’s a keeper, and each new addition to it, makes it even more so.

Spence’s book has been a long time coming, quite elusive in personality, he endeared himself to me pretty early on, because you know this is a guy who values his friends, so much so that they are pretty much his family as well.

"I don’t know why I try to resist…"

Colbie Albright ends

I have a weakness for smart, sexy nerds with glasses so obviously I have been very fascinated by Spencer Baldwin since the first moment he was introduced. With his dry wit and quiet demeanour, how he believed that he couldn’t have love and success, I just wanted to hug him. I loved how he wasn’t your usual alpha hero, he was sweet and just very sexy.

I love quirky heroines and Colbie Albright was just adorable with her ability to laugh at herself. I also loved that she was a writer, which was a


Title: Chasing Christmas Eve
Series: Heartbreaker Bay #4
Author: Jill Shalvis
Release date: September 26, 2017
Cliffhanger: No
HEA(view spoiler)

“We all have horrible track records,” he said. “It’s what leads up to the real thing. It’s what allows you to recognize it when it shows up.

Anyone who knows me, knows that nerd/genius characters are my number one weakness. So even if I hadn't read the previous book, Accidentally on Purpose and thoroughly loved it, I would be all over
Carole (Carole's Random Life)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

I just loved this story! I have found this series to be consistently good so I was really excited to get my hands on this newest installment. I was even more excited to read this one once I discovered it would be Spence's story since I have really enjoyed his character in the previous books in the series. I had pretty high expectations going into this book and it met or exceeded every one of them. I had such a good time reading this
Geri Reads
Sep 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Full review to come...

ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.

Oh my gosh. Chasing Christmas Eve was adorable! I seriously want to move in to Heartbreaker Bay and MAKE them all be my friends. Even Elle and her bitchy self. lol

Spencer. This one is all about Spence and the lady who's caught his eye. Finally! Workaholic, glasses wearing, sexy, oblivious geek meeting his distraction in a girl he maybe accidentally pushed into the enchanted fountain in his courtyard. And maybe kinda falling f
Ⓐlleskelle - That ranting lady ッ
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️4 STARS⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I feel like there should be Jill Shalvis books in every travel agencies or at least on every airlines counters. Wherever this author decides to set her stories at, like here in the beautiful San Francisco bay, I can be sure it’ll become my next vacation plan and dream like location. She has a knack for setting up and depicting beautiful places I yearn to visit in each new series she releases.

No doubt about it, this Christmas, romance readers are buying themselves a one way
Gretchen  (About That Story)
I absolutely loved this! Chasing Christmas Eve was incredibly funny (seriously a hilarious start!) but it was also sweet and flirty with the perfect mix of emotion blended in. Spence and Colbie were wonderful, real characters. Watching them come together completely melted my heart and left a huge smile on my face.

Spence and Colbie meeting for the first time was so entertaining. I loved their sweet flirting and getting to know one another. They could be so playful together and I loved their bante
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love this series and pretty much everything Jill Shalvis writes, so this was a no brainer. But I've been especially excited for Spence's story.

Love love love Colbie and Spence. She's sort of flighty and he's sort of stand off-ish and together they're workaholics with family issues and a boat load of chemistry. I adored their interactions and reading them trying to figure out how relationships work.

Plot wise, it was almost all fluff and I sort of wanted to roll around in it. As always, it's g
ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review


As a San Francisco native, I adore reading stories that are set in my beloved city and in Jill Shalvis’ latest release, Chasing Christmas Eve, she paints a vivid image of San Francisco’s Cow Hollow District where two strangers meet and begin an unlikely friendship of landlord/tenant and two friends finding a home within each other.


I haven’t read the first three book of this series and so Chasing Christmas Eve can most definitely be re
Sara (sarawithoutanH)
Jan 02, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2019
This wasn't too good. The writing and plot fell flat. If you want to see me ranting about it, you can watch the annual holiday Drunk Literacy on my channel:

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Oct 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I first read Jill Shalvis' books back in 2013, it was Lucky Harbor series and I have been a fan of her stories since then. Her books are my happy place so I am always waiting for them. I was especially waiting for Spence because he so deserved a book.

We meet Spencer in the previous books and he is this hot genius who hasn't found any luck in the relationship department. We meet Colbie in this book as she is trying to escape her reality to find some inspiration to write her stories. She ends up i
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4 'No expiration date' Stars!

Every time I am in the mood for a "feel-good" story, I know exactly where to go. Jill Shalvis is one of my favorite options when it comes to reading something light, with amazing characters, a great world building and still with sexiness and emotions.

I just love the Heartbreaker Bay crew so much! Now it was time for Spencer, the hot nerdy in the group, to fall in love. And who is better mate than Colbie Albright, a cute, looking for a break YA author, that will chan

In the fourth book of the Heartbreaker Bay series, Jill Shalvis turns back to the trope and theme that I think she is most comfortable with. The heroine, Colbie Albright, is a little down on her luck. In an effort to change her life, she flees New York for San Francisco on a whim. She hasn’t really planned on what she is going to do there but she naturally finds herself in a strange situation within the arms of a stranger.

Spence follows a lot of Shalvis’ heroines so I feel like if you have
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed reading Chasing Christmas Eve as I was born three days before Christmas. I just adore reading stories that are set around Christmas. Jill Shalvis has the gift for romance, start reading her books and I am quite sure you will fall in love with her stories. As Colbie Albright is a writer she writes fiction adult-adventure. It's December and she is going off to San Francisco. We all know what is like at the airport going through the x-ray with putting your suitcase on the belt to b ...more
Maria Rose
The Heartbreaker Bay series by Jill Shalvis has a bit of whimsy (a wishing fountain with a legendary coin toss for true love) to go with some sexy romances – some more lighthearted than others, but all involving a group of friends finding lifelong partners.

Chasing Christmas Eve is the fourth full novel in the series and the hero Spence has been a key secondary character in previous stories. He’s the somewhat reclusive owner of the building where his friends live and work, a very wealthy man who
Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
Every story I have read in this series has left me highly entertained and charmed by both the delightful story and the fun characters and this story is no different. CHASING CHRISTMAS EVE is the perfectly lighthearted and feel good romance that will put you in an anticipatory mood for the coming holiday season. I enjoyed it so much and found myself in tears of mirth a lot of times. If you need a book to make you laugh, this is the perfect book to read!

Colbie Albright has spent most of her adult
4.25 stars - My review cross-posted from Wit and Sin

You know those books that just make you smile when you read them? Chasing Christmas Eve is exactly that kind of story. Spence and Colbie’s romance is flirty and fun with a whole lot of warmth; it’s a holiday romance you can enjoy all year long.

I have a soft spot for nerdy heroes and Spence is a totally sigh-worthy one. He’s brilliant, sexy, generous, and kind – the perfect hero without ever becoming a cardboard character. He’s also quit
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I’ve really loved Jill Shalvis’ Heartbreak Bay series, this quirky, fun loving group of friends who live in a section of San Francisco and work or live in a building with a courtyard and a magical fountain of love. Chasing Christmas Eve was exciting, fun, and sexy but more than that I loved that two people both of whom had unwanted fame and creative souls find each other despite the odds.

OMG…sexy, geeky, workaholic, do anything for anybody Spencer, I knew his story was going to be special becaus
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I recently reread this one and loved it even more. It's probably among my three favorite Jill Shalvis books ever, though that may be primarily because it just happens to check off some of my personal favorite romance tropes/criteria, such as...:

1. A relatable and amusing heroine who's introverted, creative, intelligent but somewhat socially awkward, and inherently kind and 'soft' without being too much of a passive wimp. Colbie is flawed---she tends to literally and figuratively run from certai
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
Funny and adorable! I needed this light-hearted book. It was a little slow towards the end, but I enjoyed it overall. Review to come!!

Thanks to the publisher for generously providing me an ARC to review.
Sep 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
Spencer Baldwin is the resident millionaire tech geek. He is successful and highly focused on business, but his track record with romance is not good. He is pretty sure that he is meant to just be a successful engineer, inventor, and businessman, and that he cannot do well at both work and love. But due to some recent publicity there is no shortage of women wanting to land this hot geek and he is unwillingly one of the city's hottest bachelors. But despite being handsome, charming, smart, caring ...more
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Well, that was just adorable!
Cute mood - all christmasy and sweet. The amazing location - San Francisco - and that adorable place they all live in.
Great people and friends in that house.
Adorable love story between Spencer and Coblie. FINALLY Spence. I've been waiting for his story for forever! ☺ And I just loved it.
It maayyybe could've been a few pages shorter - but I still loved reading it.


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I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Edelweiss.

Chasing Christmas Eve is the fourth book in the Heartbreaker Bay series. I've been following this series since book 1 and I was excited to be back in San Francisco and follow this fun group of friends. This book follows Spence who is a bit of a workaholic and Colbie, who came to San Francisco for a vacation in hopes of breaking through her writer's block. They run into each other when Colbie visits the famous fountain.

I can
Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
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Chasing Christmas Eve was a nice story, back with the gang in Heartbreaker Bay. Colbie and Spence were fun, even if they both thought they sucked at love!

Review - (un)Conventional Bookviews
Chasing Christmas Eve includes a main character who's an author, and  I love those kinds of stories. Possibly because I love reading. And getting a peek into how an author might feel when the pressure is high just makes me feel very strongly for all of them. Shalvis mana
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Multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is … mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning heartwarming and full of humor novels wherever books are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city ...more

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