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Christmas in Kentbury

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  210 ratings  ·  125 reviews

If practice makes perfect, I should excel at pretending that Heath Miller doesn’t affect me. That I’m immune to that wide jaw, taut body, and the unique woodsy-aftershave-engine-oil scent that makes my ovaries explode.

Since before I could walk, he’s been my champion. My best friend. The one problem I can’t solve. Why? If I tell him I love him, I’ll lose him
Kindle Edition, 159 pages
Published December 12th 2018
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Nadine Bookaholic
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If you need a feel good story to get you into the holiday spirit I think this book will do the trick. Knightly (aka Lee) and Heath have been friends since they were children, but somewhere along the line Lee's feelings for Heath changed and she fell in love with him. Heath has the most adorable eight year old daughter, Cassie, whom Lee is helping him ra
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Dec 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Knightly has loved Heath since she can remember and despite him never giving her the time and day to more than being Best Friends, her love for him has no expiration date. Heath knows what it is to love someone and be able to tell her, for fear of ruining the friendship and thinking he is not good enough for her. These two had me wanting to smack some sense in them so they could open their eyes and see that they felt the same about each other. Would either of them allow their love for each final ...more
Patricia Rohrs (words we love by blog)
Telling someone you have always loved them is not as easy as it sounds! 3 words that could be the key to the future you’ve always dreamed of or the end of a friendship that means the world to you! Lee has a decision to make and its one that can affect more than just her and her best friend Heath! It’s one that could affect the whole town! How can one decision be so crucial? Read this heat warming tale about love and second chances in life to find out what she chooses!

Knightly “lee” and Heath fro
Carmen Rae
Dec 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a sweet little friends to lovers novella. To be honest I haven't read any of this author's work before but when I read the blurb it sounded right up my alley. And it kind of was but I think there was a little too much going on for me.

I know that sounds odd but the actual couple had a lot going on and then there was a bit going on in the background with Knightly's brothers that are probably part of another book and the tease did make me a little curious. But since I wasn't really a fan
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If friends to lovers is your thing then Christmas in Kenbury is the story for you.
It's fairly short but it packs a punch. Well written and fast paced, was hooked in the first chapter.
When the man who's been you're best friend, your protector, the man you loved since you were 8 years old. You've watched him make a life for himself, stood by him no matter what his decision even when he thought he was a failure you were there, you were the one to believe in him and even stood at his side as he beca
Dec 04, 2018 rated it liked it

3.75 Stars...

A really cute Christmas novella by Claudia Burgoa! I love a good friends to lovers romance. Throw in the holiday season and I'm all over it like white on rice. This was the first story I've read by Claudia Burgoa but I've always wanted to try her books. I'm glad I did. The story was sweet, the characters were strong and likeable.

Knightly (Lee) is doing a little soul searching. She's been in love with her best friend Heath for as long as she can remember. One problem- Heath doesn
April Symes
What a beautiful and sweet friends to lovers romance read that will touch the readers heart.It's fairly short story but what is there packs quite a punch. Quite well written and fast paced, I was hooked in the first chapter and within the first 2 pages. This is a story that will touch your heart and will have you rooting for the main characters. There are some twists/turns in the story that will have you glued to this book to find out what happens.

My Rating: 4.7 stars *****
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Magic happens at Christmas time. I’m a firm believer in that. And Ms. Burgoa proves me right once again. As you read Heath and Knightley’s story you will fall in love. In love with them, with Heath’s daughter Cassie, with a small town in Vermont, and most importantly with Christmas. You’ll see what I’m talking about when it comes to Christmas magic!
Dec 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was such an adorable friends to lovers novella. It was beautiful. Such an intense, emotional ride wondering how it was going to all end up. This book was way more interesting than what I had originally anticipated. It’s so much more than another holiday read! I would recommend it to anyone who loves a fun friends to lovers romance.
Teresa Lara
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved This amazing second chance of Heath and Lee.Has all the feels emotional intense beautiful and heartwarming.Need more of these 2
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

Knightly (Lee) has been in love with her best friend, Heath, for forever it seems. She's never wanted to potentially stress their friendship, though, so she's never revealed her feelings. And then he drops a doozy of an announcement on her, one she actually knew before he told her, and it puts the absolute no on any thoughts she had ever had about telling him her more than friendly feelings. Years after his announcement, and she's decided her life isn't exactly going the way she had dreamed, and
books are love
Dec 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
more like 4.5
REceived in exchange for a honest review.

I loved Heath and Knightly. Their story warms the heart. Especially with Heath and all he did to woo Knightly.

Heath and Knightly have been friends forever. Heath is also Knightly’s brothers friend as well. The oldest brother I wanted to smack upside the head. He was part of the issue for Heath to me. heath always felt more for Knightly but never acted on it for many reasons. One being he never felt good enough for Knightly for his parents did
Thuy Taylor
Dec 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Heath and Knightly have been best friends FOREVER. Never crossing that line, but Knightly watched him over the years with different women, his flings, him never being with her. Hence, he has a child with one of his one night stands, but she welcomes her with open arms. But over the years, she's put her own life on hold, her biological clock is ticking, and running out. So, with her brothers on her back, she decides to leave Kentbury for the big city, get some experience, have a baby, with or wit ...more
Yolanda McGee~Veronica's Reading Vault
I love a good Christmas story and I was so very happy that Claudia Burgoa wrote this book!!! Christmas in Kentbury is a light-hearted, delightful and charming novella. Heath and Knightly’s friends to lovers story is simply beautiful and although it’s a quick read, it’s well written and filled with a lot of depth that will capture your heart instantly.

Heath is a single dad (single dad stories are my jam and I was hooked immediately) and Knightly “Lee” is his best friend and they’ve been there fo
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
This is such an adorable story. I haven't read any of this series but I don't feel that I had to, to know these characters. The place it's set in, Kentbury in Vermont, sounds so idyllic, but a little too cold for me!

Heath and Knightly dance around their attraction for blooming years...DECADES! Yes, I'm rolling my eyes! I get that they don't want to ruin their friendship, but come on! Think of all the hot, sweaty, steamy sex they missed out on! Their love is palpable. Everyone knows, except them
Michelle Abascal Monroy
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you love a great holiday story, this one is perfect for you!! Christmas in Kentbury is really cute and wonderful friends to lovers story.

We meet Heath and Knight who met when they were really young and they have been in love with each other for a lot of time but they have always feel insecure about ruining their friendship in case a relationship doesnt work, but Knight finds herself in a point where she needs to start living and forget about her love for Heath, so she decide to move on with h
Kasey McCarthy
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Heath has been in love with his best friend Knightly since they were kids but has never told her. After he gets surprise of his life, he’s a father and will be raising his daughter on his own, his best friend and her family are there every step of the way. Knightly has loved Heath but always felt like he didn’t see her as anything but a friend. Knightly decides she needs to live for herself and goes for a job in New York. Will Heath let her go or will he finally tell her? Can Knightly really wal ...more
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Christmas in Kentbury is a sweet holiday romance set in picturesque country setting of Kentbury and in the big apple during the holidays. Knightly and Heath's love story has been years in the making. How do you tell someone you love them after years of pining for them? Status quo is comfortable until it's not. The author has created a sweet tale of exploring love with your best-friend that makes you want to fall in love all over again. I can't wait to see what else comes out of this new "world" ...more
Dec 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Christmas in Kentbury is everything you want in a holiday romance; sweet, wholesome, and served hot! I particularly enjoyed how Lee, the protagonist, is fully honest with herself about her feelings and stands up for herself when she needs to. Heath was a delicious treat of both realistic and romantic! Cozy up to this book with some hot chocolate and feel the cool air of Kentbury on your skin as you watch these two come together.
Becky Ballenger
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love Heath and Cassie’s story!!!! Their banter, their love, their journey!!!!! Claudia Burgoa, you did an amazing job!!!!!! I always stayed away from holiday reads, but I wanted to read yours!!!! I may just have changed my mind, I may start reading them if they’re anything like yours!!!!!
Rhoann ✭*✭ Reading is my escape ✭*✭
Such a beautiful, heartfelt, fun holiday romance! Great setting and fantastic characters. This single dad, friends-to-lovers romance is a perfect holiday read!
LianaReads blog
Even if it's a novella,it's the best for the season that is fast approaching and as I discovered the author last month through one of my favorite book of the year My one Despair, I wasn't disappointed at all and enjoyed this book more than I though.
What happens when you are friends from childhood with the man that still keeps you on the friend zone, with the man you first fall in love and stood by his side through everything he went through, from his one night stands and numerous failed relation
Heather C
Dec 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Christmas in Kentbury is like my favorite Hallmark Christmas movie. It's actually perfect timing for me because it took me until this year to really start watching those movies. I know, I've been missing out. The reason I'm telling you all of this is because I'm obsessed this year. I'm talking recording everything on three different channels obsessed. My favorite ones have a little bit of angst. And who is the queen of angst? Claudia Burgoa. She gave just what I needed in this Christmas novella. ...more
Janet Taggart Baldwin
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This beautiful friends to lovers Christmas story takes place in the beautiful town of Kentbury, Vermont. Heath and Knightly have been best friends since childhood, and each has loved the other since teenage years but worried that taking it to the next level could ruin what they have. Neither knew the other felt the same way. When Heath becomes a single dad of a little girl, Knightly is right there to help him raise this precious angel.
But eight years later, Knightly realizes that she will always
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this friends to lovers romance! Heath and Knightly (Lee) have been best friends from birth, just like their mothers were. Heath is a single dad to an adorable little girl, Cassie. Lee has been there for them both, helping to raise Cassie like she was her own. Heath and Lee have depended on each other so much, that they're afraid to risk wanting more, only to lose it all. When Lee can't wait any longer to have a family of her own, she decides to move on with her life by moving to New York ...more
Angela's Book Addiction
*** 3.5 Stars ***

Christmas in Kentbury by Claudia Burgoa is a sweet, single parent, friends to lovers, small-town romance told in dual POV.

Knightly (Lee) and Heath have been in love with each other for years and everyone knows it except for them. They have stood by each other through tough times, and Lee has been like a mother to Heath's daughter, Cassie.

Waiting around for Heath to see her as more than a friend has just become too painful for Knightly. So she decides to make some changes that m
Dec 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
good friends to lovers romance, small town romance, dual POV, novella. what have i read from Claudia before you might ask: Deck(er) The Halls, Love Happens, #MomFail. I love her writing style, her characters are always so fun and she provides such a entertaining read, loved each one for so many different reasons ...but if you know Beth, she loves anything Christmas, so I was super excited to see it available to read, such excitement!! ...those sort of reads just make her so so happy!! Kentbury, ...more
MJ Symmonds
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes the best things come in small packages and that's exactly what we get from Christmas in Kentbury. This was such a sweet Holiday read with a punch of heat.

Heath and Knightly have been friends forever and both carrying a torch of what they both think is unrequited love. Both feel that they could never be able to live without the friendship so neither have acted upon their feelings.

Knightly finally decides it's time to move on and break free for her love for Heath and to do that she nee
Dec 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Christmas in Kentbury by Claudia Burgoa was a sweet and charming holiday novella with all the feels. A story about best friends who wanted more but did not know how to take that step and who are now about to lose everything they truly ever wanted.

Knightly (Lee) and Heath have been best friends forever, but Lee knows she needs to be able to move forward and let him go. So, she makes plans. Now Heath has one week to show Lee all they could be and all they could have, but can he do it? How do you
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-books-2018
If you love friends to lovers, plus a Christmas setting then Christmas in Kentbury is the holiday story for you!!!

Knightly has been in love with her best friend Heath since forever. But he just seems to always keep her in the friend come. She has stuck by Heath through so much. But she's decided to stop waiting for Heath. When Knightly decides to move, will Heath come to his senses?

Once again Claudia pulls readers in, and grabs hold. I've come to ADORE her books. She gives us characters that ar
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Claudia is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author.
She writes alluring, thrilling stories about complicated women and the men who take their breath away.
She lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and her youngest two children. She has a sweet Bichon, Macey, who thinks she's the ruler of the house. She's only partially right.
When Claudia is not writing, you can find her reading, knitti

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