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One Christmas He Never Expected

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Phil Hansen has a reputation as a playboy. One look at the new OB doc, and he wants to find the nearest mistletoe. What could be better than kicking off the holiday season with a fling? Except he sees heartbreak in her eyes.Stephanie Bennett may be dazzled by laid-back Phil’s charm, and though she is long overdue for romance, she’s not ready to put her heart on the line ag ...more
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Published October 1st 2019 by Lynne Marshall
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Lynne Marshall
Sep 12, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
This Mostly Sweet Romance is on pre-order
Dear Reader,
The Christmas season is a special time of year. Ideally, it’s the season of happiness and goodwill toward others. With that in mind, I was hesitant to give my lovely Stephanie Bennett such a difficult and haunting past to overcome. As for carefree Phil Hansen—well, it just seemed cruel to put him through such an emotional roller coaster by simultaneously dropping two not-so-perfect people into his life. However, I’m a writer, and
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
One Christmas He Never Expected is the third and final book in Lynne Marshall’s Santa Barbara Sunset series. I’ve read all the book in the series and this was the perfect way to end it.
Phil Hansen, a pulmonologist, is a bachelor who has a half-brother with Down Syndrome.

Stephanie is an OB/Gyn who has recently returned to practicing after a three-year absence. One of Stephanie Bennett’s first interactions with Phil almost tears her apart. He asks her to watch his brother while her performs a me
Bev Poston
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in Lynne Marshall's Santa Barbara Sunset series and it is just as heartwarming as the first two books, His Second Chance at Forever, and More Then He Bargained For.
Dr. Phil Hansen loves being a doctor but enjoys women even more. His lifestyle us exactly the way he wants it, carefree and fun. He immediately is attracted to the new, single, gorgeous doctor working at his clinic.
Dr. Stephanie Bennett is temporarily working as an obstetrician for a doctor taking
Linda J
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the third and final book in the Santa Barbara Sunset series.
All three I read and are beautifully well written by this author. Well developed engaging characters.
Phil Hansen is a Pulmonologist. Handsome,easygoing,and loves surfing. Takes life as it comes, except when it comes to his patients.
Phil meets Stephanie Bennett, an Obstetrician working at his office. She has a past that haunts her, but when they set eyes on each other sparks are flying.
Their relationship i
Virginia Campbell
Phil Hansen, the acknowledged playboy of the physicians group at a well-regarded medical clinic, finally meets his match in "One Christmas He Never Expected". A former surfing star who became an esteemed pulmonary specialist, Phil is a gorgeous golden boy. Seemingly carefree and permanently unattached, he enjoys a successful career, the attentions of beautiful women, and an enviable lifestyle in a magnificent home. After he meets his new colleague, Stephanie Bennett, he starts to look at his own ...more
Martha B.
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When he meets the right woman, there is no running from his future.

As a founding partner in a Santa Barbara medical practice, Dr. Phil Hansen has worked hard to earned his playboy reputation. Make no mistake, he is a good doctor. However, settling down is just not his thing. That is until he meets and gets to know Dr. Stephanie Bennett.

This sweet and tender holiday romance is the final story in the Santa Barbara Sunsets series. As surprise love stories go, One Christmas H
Lynn Brooks
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
With ONE CHRISTMAS HE NEVER EXPECTED the third book in her Santa Barbara Sunsets series, Lynne Marshall brings us a touching second chance on love story.

Dr. Phil Hansen is known for his playboy ways, and isn't taken seriously when it comes to beautiful women, but his first interaction with the new fill-in OB has him spinning because something is different. She's making him wonder "what if"!

Dr. Stephanie Bennett is only at the practice for a few weeks, and she's pretty clo
Margaret Watkins
Oct 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Unless one has experienced a person's pain, it is very often difficult to identify with what they are going through. Stephanie had to get away from her well-meaning family and friends for the Christmas season and takes a temporary locum assignment, where she meets perpetual playboy, Phil Hansen, who is, in fact, carrying his own baggage. At first glance, they are perfect for each other. He's a love 'em and leave 'em type whilst she'll be leaving Santa Barbara after the holidays. As they get to k ...more
Janie Evans
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lynne Marshall's last book in her trilogy "One Christmas He Never Expected (Santa Barbara Sunsets Book #3)" gives us Dr. Phil Hansen and OB Dr. Stephanie Bennett's story. I loved the prior two stories: Book 1 "His Second Chance at Forever" and Book 2 "More Than He Bargained for" but this ties up all three stories very nicely. The 3rd book can be a read alone but I highly recommend the series. Phil is a playboy and just wants to have a simple fling. Stephanie is haunted by her past and is scared ...more
Oct 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was an enjoyable third book in the series. Stephanie is a newcomer to the clinic with a dark past. Phil is a surfing playboy pulmonologist who has done all he can to play the dating field and avoid commitment. As they spend time together, a spark ignites. Shared time at the beach, preparing for the office Christmas float, looking after Phil’s little brother Robbie and getting dogs all draw the pair closer. When an unexpected thing happens, Stephanie’s world shatters. It was heart warming to ...more
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Stephanie never forgot her son who died when he was only three months old. Added to this was guilt for knowing he died in her arms from side.
There years later divorced she met Phil, things have a way of working things out for the better Good.
I thought this was a really heart warming love story along with sadness.
Well worth the read and quite easy to get into the story.
I received this book from ebook discovery. I voluntary review this book. This is my honest review.
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’m so sad to see this series end. Ms. Marshall truly knows how to give her characters emotions, a back story and write a good book as well. I laughed and cried. I also like the continuity the author keeps. It’s easy to appreciate the series as a whole or as stand-alones. I received this book from eBook Discovery. I am voluntarily posting this review. This is my honest review.
Evonne Hutton
Oct 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
She is still reeling and running from a loss.
He is Mr No commitment yet from the time they meet there is something special!
A good story line.
I received this book for free from eBook Discovery. This is my honest review.
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USA Today Bestselling author, Lynne Marshall, used to worry she had a serious problem with daydreaming. Then she discovered she was supposed to write the stories in her head. A late bloomer, Lynne came to fiction writing after her children were nearly grown. Now she battles the empty nest by writing stories which always include a romance, sometimes medicine, a dose of mirth, or both, but always st ...more