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Montana Secret Santa

Montana Secret Santa

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by Debra Salonen

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Ad exec Krista Martin, while feeling more Grinch than elf, still jumps at the chance to co-chair Marietta's Secret Santa Society. Why not? Especially since brilliant, attractive, and innovative tech wunderkind Jonah Andrews has agreed to help. He's well connected and Krista's hoping for some advice on rebooting her career.

Jonah knows Krista has a


Ad exec Krista Martin, while feeling more Grinch than elf, still jumps at the chance to co-chair Marietta's Secret Santa Society. Why not? Especially since brilliant, attractive, and innovative tech wunderkind Jonah Andrews has agreed to help. He's well connected and Krista's hoping for some advice on rebooting her career.

Jonah knows Krista has a not-so-hidden agenda, but sparring with her over cocoa at their Secret Santa meetings is the most fun he's had since returning to his old hometown. Krista may come across as all business, but Jonah's positive he's glimpsed a little girl inside her who wants to believe in Santa... and in love.

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The Tule Publishing Group, LLC
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Love at the Chocolate Shop , #3
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Montana Secret Santa 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
MaimeosAngelsEL 10 months ago
My favourite holiday of the year is Christmas; and I love stories about Christmas, throw in a small town and a love that is meant to be and you have A Wedding for Christmas. Debra Salonen is a new author to me and I enjoyed my first taste of her writing in Montana Secret Santa, book 3 in the Love at the Chocolate Shop series. I have not read any of the other books in the series but that did not deter me from jumping at the chance to read this one. I was able to read and follow this book without difficulty or confusion. The story was well written and captured my attention and although not a particularly long read, I enjoyed this story and I am going to go and get the other books in the series. What’s a guy to do? When ad executive Krista Martin, literally falls at his feet, Jonah Andrews is instantly attracted. When fate plays into his hands and they both find themselves working together on the Marietta’s Secret Santa Society. Jonah is at a crossroads in his life and needs to make some decisions; he is also determined to get to know Krista. Krista on the other hand wants to focus on the belief that Jonah could be the one to help her put life back into her compay. I liked getting to know the people of Marietta; the story had a feel good feeling about it, perhaps it’s because it is a small town, but it gave me a feeling of warmth, friendship and family. Maybe it is the idea of the Secret Santa that got to me but the fact that Krista and Jonah are working to make Christmas wishes come true was a great deal of fun.
jboehmke 3 months ago
I am loving all of these chocolate shop stories. This one lived up to my expectations as well. Jonah and Krista end up working together when they were roped into helping the Secret Santa group in Marietta. I loved how well they complimented each other. They really worked great together. I also loved the dogs (Jonah was dog sitting for his parents while they were out of town) because those dogs added so much to the story as well. This book really kick started my Christmas spirit this year.
BookSnuggle 5 months ago
Montana Secret Santa by Debra Salonen is book number three in the Love at the Chocolate Shop series. This is Krista Martin and Jonah Andrews' story. This was a cute story where two opposites were thrown together to organize and work on the Secret Santa project. I enjoyed watching Krista and Jonah’s relationship grow. The dogs were a great addition to the story. I loved how Krista and Jonah fulfilled a need for each other that was missing. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Kristyl21 7 months ago
Krista Martin and Jonah Andrews agree to be co-chairs of the Montana Secret Santa Society for 2 completely different reasons. Krista hopes that it will help her advance her business as well as help on a special work project. Jonah has come to town to house/dog sit for his parents after selling his last business. Jonah is immediately attracted to Krista after one of the dogs knocks her over during a morning walk. As the two are working on the Secret Santa project they get closer together but when it looks like Krista's whole family decides to come to Montana she panics. Will family and ulterior motives get in there way or will the get a happily ever after. I loved this book. It was so sweet and heart warming and a great addition to the series. I didn't want to put it down and then there was the craving for Hot Chocolate.
grandmareads102 8 months ago
Krista Martin came to Marietta Montana to work and to escape from the drama of her famous family. She's a business partner with her best friend in Big Sky Promotions. When Amanda can't continue as a volunteer Secret Santa, Krista takes her place and finds herself working with the attractive and brilliant Jonah Andrews. They are co-presidents working to save this program. Sparks fly as these two make wishes come true. The characters are good people that I quickly bonded with. They care for others and want to make the world a better place. I'm always happy to visit Marietta and to learn more about the people who live here. The Zabrinskis are a big part of the town. I liked getting to know more about this large, loving family. Montana Secret Santa is a feel good story that made me happy. Debra Salonen knows how to touch the reader's heart.
ScotsLass 9 months ago
Debra Salone has written a great holiday novella in Montana Secret Santa. Krista Martin is spending her second Christmas in Marietta, Montana. She is part owner in Blue Sky Advertizing along with her best friend Amanda. However, Amanda has recently married and is now expecting her first child and is being forced to rest due to complications, leaving Krista to worry about their bottom line. Jonah Andrews, a young inventor and entrepreneur, has recently returned to Marietta to house sit and take care of his parents’ dogs. He has sold his last business and made quite a profit. Returning home has given Jonah time to think about what his next project will be. Jonah meets Krista outside the chocolate shop when one of the dogs tangles her leash with Krista’s legs causing her to fall. What starts out with a tangled leash leads to more tangles between Krista and Jonah. Both Krista and Jonah are enlisted to be the co-chairs of the Secret Santa Society, a local group that fills Christmas wishes that are sent to the group. Krista sees this Secret Santa group as an opportunity to expand the contacts for her business and a chance to help expand her friend’s chocolate business if she can find a way to package them well enough. To add to the stress of the season, Krista’s difficult family has decided to come to Marietta for Christmas, an idea that has Krista dreading the holidays. Will she be able to make it through the family affair? Krista and Jonah find they can work very well together but where will all this lead? Krista loves Marietta but Jonah lives in California. What will the Holidays bring them? This is a Holiday novella that can bring the reader some Holiday joy with all the warm characters of Marietta. Filled with love of family, friends, and neighbors, forgiveness and understanding, Debra has created characters that are well developed. The story line is creative and entertaining and I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and Tule Publishing with no obligation to review it. This is my honest review after reading.
Bette313 10 months ago
This is a delightful little story of two people who get roped into helping out a secret Santa project in the magical town of Marietta. Krista's not too happy until she learns that the dog walking guy she just met is Jonah Andrews, wildly successful entrepreneur. Hoping he can give her some tidbits of advice to help get her business going again. Jonah knows what Krista really wants from him but he's certain he's seen glimpses of a sweet woman who secretly dreams of a life with love and family. He plans on getting to know that woman real well! A recommended read!
ravenwolf_EPTX 10 months ago
From Cynic & Skeptic to Selfless Santas! > > Judging a Book by it's Cover > Looking Deeper
CatmomJD 10 months ago
A sweet heart-felt story with a great message. Krista Martin is forced into helping Marietta’s Secret Santa Society when her business partner ends up pregnant and is told by her doctor that she needs more rest. Krista wasn’t in the Christmas spirit this year but when she found out Jonah Andrews, Marietta’s own tech genius turned millionaire, was going to be co-chairing with her, she figured she might be able to get a little free business advice from him. Jonah didn’t have volunteering in his plans when he returned to Marietta, he thought he was just going to house sit and take care of his parents dogs while they were away in Florida. But when he finds out the Secret Santa Society needs his help and fresh ideas, he decides why not. It is for a good cause after all. Together Krista and Jonah come up with plans to help families in need and bring them some happiness during Christmas. They also find themselves falling in love even though they both know the holiday season is not a good time to begin a relationship. The detailed writing about the main characters as well as catching up with characters from previous books, makes this book one not to be missed. Everything is written out so well, you can picture being there, sipping hot cocoa and reminiscing with old (and new) friends. The mischievous dogs were a fun addition to the story too.
sbart84 10 months ago
The perfect addition to Love at the Chocolate Shop, what's not to love, Christmas, Chocolate , Dogs and of course a Romance. From their very first meeting, Krista and Jonah, falling down on the ice while Jonah was trying to walk the dogs, I fell in love with these characters. They co chair the Secret Santa Society, there is an instant chemistry which they try to fight off. Do they have the same wish in Santa's ear? I highly recommend this book with a cup of Hot Chocolate ( I will just dream that it's from Sages).
EileenAW 10 months ago
I loved this third entry in the Love at the Chocolate Shop series, Montana Secret Santa by Debra Salonen. We have former boy genius Jonah Anderson and Marietta somewhat newcomer go-getter Krista Martin being volunteered to co-chair the Montana Secret Santa group. The Montana Secret Santa group meets daily at Sage’s chocolate shop as they figure out which of families in need of Christmas cheer they can assist. The group was in need of new volunteers to help take this group into the future. This is where Jonah and Krista come in. This is where Jonah and Krista come in. As they work together they discover the chemistry that exists between them but have to work through their own insecurities before they can move forward. This was a fun, wonderful and entertaining story with very loveable and authentic characters you want to cheer on, hoping for that happy ending. The characters were well written with complex characteristics. The story line was riveting and kept my attention to the very end. I enjoyed reading this book and had trouble putting this book down. I recommend this book to other readers. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
JuliaAD 10 months ago
Krista has been working hard for the last 18 months and is satisfied with the way her life is going. Then she runs into Jonah or rather Jonah's dog runs into her. Jonah has sold his company for a ton of money and now he doesn't know what he is going to do with himself. He agrees to dog sit while his parents were with is sister in Florida. At least that will keep him busy for a little while. Then he and Bindi run into Krista. They are working together on the Secret Santa committee and they are attracted to each other but can't see it going anywhere as Jonah will probably be leaving in a month or so. Then Krista's crazy family came to Montana for Christmas. Krista's world has been turned upside down and Jonah has gone back to his home in California. What will she do without him and he is wondering what he will do without her.