An Unexpected Christmas
Adele James’s favorite time of year has always been Christmas, but this year she’s in no mood for the holiday season. Thanks to her famous A-list actor boyfriend cheating on her! Now that her photo is splashed all over TV, the internet, and tabloids her number one goal is to get away. She heads to her family’s cabin to be alone, but there’s another ...more
Adele James loves the Christmas season but this year instead of enjoying the festivities she's dealing with the fallout of her famous boyfriend cheating on her. To escape, Adele decides to head to her family's cabin to be alone only to arrive and find her brother's best friend already occupying the cabin. Jace Kilpatrick has never been big on Christmas and being on month three of an NHL ...more
Fantastic holiday read,. Little bit of sports thrown in for fun. Super steamy and great friends to lovers romance. Loved the back story on Jace and Adele's loving family. I hadn't read the previous books in the series but this one stand fine on it's own. In ...more
I don't mind if the hero has had a lot of one night stands in the past. But in this case it was a plot point. The heroine couldn't believe that he was going to be faithful to her because she has had a cheating boyfriend and because the hero was a "ladies man". I'm not a fan of the "reformer playboy" trope so that's why I didn't enjoy this book as much as I thought.
I also didn't like that the heroine called him a manwhore, she was obsessed with his sexuality and I don't like when a character is ...more
I loved Adele and Jace and my most favorite type of romance is friends to lovers. The only twist with this one is that Jace is Adele's brothers best friend, and having an older brother myself....that's never a good thing!
I'm also a huge fan of hockey and I love when sports are thrown in the mix. Overall, this was just a really cozy romantic holiday read with a lot of angst and spice thrown into the mix ;)
I'm really excited to read more from this series though, ...more
In ‘An Unexpected Christmas’ we meet Adele. Adele is going to her family’s cabin to get away from everyone after she finds out her boyfriend of a view months ...more
Adele James is running away from the paparazzi after her actor boyfriend is caught quite literally with his pants down in a very public cheating way. Jace Kilpatrick just wants to unwind and relax while still waiting to get back on the ice from the months long lockout of the NHL. Time away at the Jamses cabin is just what he needs. Time away at the ...more
I was so excited to hear that Shannon was writing a new book... and it’s her first that isn’t in the Country Roads series! Ah!!
This series is set around... wait for iiiiit... HOCKEY PLAYERS! *happy dance*
And guess what the trope is... brother’s best friend! Yes! A fan favorite trope that include a hot as hell hockey ...more
No, this book is not original but is is a warm and christmassy story about two people spending Christmas together and realizing there might be a future for them if they would let go of their trepidations.
Great if you want ...more
“But continuing to keep him oblivious was going to be that much harder now…with just the two of them…alone together…in a two-thousand...more
Once again, I received this ...more
An Unexpected Christmas begins the Take The Shot series by Shannon Richard. If you’ve read the Country Roads series it’s possible that you’ve run into the James family before… if not that’s fine, but it is an excellent series you may want to check out for yourself. I just happen to enjoy catching little snippets of connections between series or characters, and the fact that Adele has been crushing on her brother’s friend, Jace, for years is a sweet touch to the ...more
An Unexpected Christmas was an unexpected delight.... just kidding. :) The description and the synopsis nailed this one: it is a fun romantic Christmas story will all of the perfect ingredients to make a situation unforgettable and a couple irresistible. The best thing about this story is that while it seemed a bit like a Hallmark movie at times, it wasn't too cheesy and was just the right amount of cozy. Adele and Jace were great to fall in love with as characters and it warmed my heart to see...more
I'm a HUGE fan of Shannon Richard, so pretty much anything she writes, I love.
An Unexpected Christmas is her first foray into self-publishing and I'm so happy to gush over how much I loved this book. Sometimes when an author has been "traditionally" published the voice can change... due to editing and other factors. The voices can be so different that I simply cannot read their self-pub books.
This is so not the case with Miss Richard. I have always loved how she combines small-town ...more
I thought that these two were just amazing together, and the author did a great job of slowly building up the story so that it never felt rush or dragging. I have to say that for me that is essential to balance in a good book. Firstly there was Adele who is a great heroine as she is both vulnerable, but unbelievably strong, and she is a dog lover which always gets extra points in ...more
I enjoyed this holiday romance immensely! It definitely got me in the Christmas spirit and I especially loved all the antics with ...more
Pretty much what I expected this to be. A charming, well written tale of girl meets boy. Nice characters and easy to read with a Christmas theme throughout. Perfect for a chilled evening in a hectic month! I would read more from this author.
Are you looking for a cute mushy holiday romance to put you in the Christmas mood? Look no further because this is it! Besides this novel being a great way to start the holiday season, I would say the romance escalated pretty quickly from a crush that lasted six years for then Adele and Jace to finally say their I love yous in a matters of days (literally) which prompted the three star rating but what can I say, it's must be a Christmas miracle!