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Must Love Mistletoe (Holiday Duet Book 1)
     

Must Love Mistletoe (Holiday Duet Book 1)

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by Christie Ridgway
 

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A full-length contemporary romance!

Bailey Sullivan can't stand Christmas, even though her family's business is a store specializing in the perfect holiday. But now her hometown's chief supplier of rooftop Rudolphs and treetop angels is in danger of going under--and it's up to Bailey to save the shop.

She has it all planned: She'll arrive on December

Overview

A full-length contemporary romance!

Bailey Sullivan can't stand Christmas, even though her family's business is a store specializing in the perfect holiday. But now her hometown's chief supplier of rooftop Rudolphs and treetop angels is in danger of going under--and it's up to Bailey to save the shop.

She has it all planned: She'll arrive on December 1 and be gone by Christmas. Plus there's always spiked eggnog to ease the pain. But "Humbug" Bailey's not the only one home for the holidays. Finn Jacobson, legendary local bad boy turned Secret Service agent and Bailey's long-lost high-school boyfriend, is once again the boy next door. Only this time he's all grown up, and the sparks are flying faster and hotter than ever!

Bailey believes in true love about as much as she believes in Santa Claus. But as the holiday draws closer, she's starting to think about one thing she'd like to find under the tree...

PRAISE FOR CHRISTIE RIDGWAY'S BOOKS

"Emotional and powerful...everything a romance reader could hope for." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Ridgway's feel-good read, with its perfectly integrated, extremely hot, and well-crafted love scenes, is contemporary romance at its best." --Booklist (starred review)

"This sexy page-turner [is] a stellar kick-off to Ridgway's latest humor-drenched series." --Library Journal

"Equally passionate and emotional, this tale will quicken pulses and firmly tug on the heartstrings of readers across the globe. An excellent story that you hope won't ever end!" -RT Book Reviews (Top Pick)

"Sexy, sassy, funny, and cool, this effervescent sizzler nicely launches Ridgway's new series and is a perfect pick-me-up for a summer's day."
--Library Journal

"Ridgway's latest addition to the Cabin Fever series is heartwarming and gives us hope that second chances are always within reach...This small-town, sweet romance is perfect to remind one that love almost always endures the test of time." --RT Book Reviews

"Ridgway delights yet again with this charming, witty tale of holiday romance. Not only are the characters sympathetic, intelligent and engaging, but the sexual tension between the main characters is played out with tremendous skill. The plot is well constructed, and the characters' emotional responses are satisfyingly believable, both in dialogue and in action."--RT Book Reviews

"Ridgway's latest addition to the Cabin Fever series is heartwarming and gives us hope that second chances are always within reach...This small-town, sweet romance is perfect to remind one that love almost always endures the test of time." --RT Book Reviews

"Christie Ridgway writes a sizzling combination of heat and heart."--Barbara Freethy, #1 New York Times Bestseller

"Ridgway rocks romance!" --Bella Andre, New York Times and USA Today Bestseller

"Sexy and addictive--Ridgway will keep you up all night!"
--New York Times bestselling author Susan Andersen

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013415416
Publisher:
Christie Ridgway
Publication date:
09/25/2011
Series:
Holiday Duet Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,185
File size:
889 KB

Meet the Author

Christie Ridgway is the USA Today bestselling author of over 35 contemporary romances, books that make readers both laugh and cry. New York Times bestseller Robyn Carr says, "Christie Ridgway captures the true magic of falling in love!"

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Must Love Mistletoe 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 125 reviews.
booksonmynook More than 1 year ago
Christie Ridgway has written another excellent story. would totally recommend.
Beth_R More than 1 year ago
A sweet, fun read for Christmas. It is not a short story as the price suggests. Can't wait to read the New Year's follow up. Bailey returns home to run the family Christmas themed store for the month of December. Her stepfather has moved out, and her mother is not coping well. Bailey hates Christmas and the store where she spent her childhood. First love Finn is next door caring for his sick grandmother. He was the bad boy who love the sweet and shiny girl next door every summer and Christmas. If you love reformed bad boys and happy endings, you'll enjoy this sweet tale.
amywoo More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this story, Finn was a sexy leading man though I think the author could have gone more in depth on his background. I can't say I loved the leading lady, found her character a bit annoying, but the story as a whole is worth the buy. Will check out this author's other books. There's also a secondary story about the main character's parents that's a little superfluous, could have done without it and been a better book with more interactions and background on the main characters.
page_by_paige More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was funny and charming. Made me remember that the real meaning of Christmas is about Family, Love, and Forgiveness.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story line but very sexual!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It was an easy read. I was a little uncomfortable reading on plane and kept making sure person next to me was not reading too as the sexual encounters are pretty descriptive. Now am reading the New Years book.
SW57 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Very romantic! Good characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed the story. Looking forward to the New Yer book now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my first experience with this author and she is fantastic. She has very witty way eith words aand her story lines are wonderful. A wonderful holiday read withh a touching message.
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Anonymous 3 months ago
We all have mixed feelings about the holidays but not to this degree! Sweet story, light read.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Bailey and Finn were neighbors as adolescents & high school for many years. Bailey's smart, beautiful. Finn the bad boy sent to his grandmother's. Sex was always on his mind. After high school, her feeling was what good can come of this and went on with her life. 10 yrs later they are very different people. Although way too many sex scenes, u can feel their love.
Anonymous 4 months ago
It was okay but not a page turner.
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Anonymous 6 months ago
Sometimes we let our hurts keep us from knowing what we really love and want. This book lets us see that when we let love in it can help us over come our hurts and fears. Good read.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Not at all LL
Anonymous 8 months ago
What a sweet story ,even when it was sad. The story was still good.
Anonymous 8 months ago
So so.
Robindpdx More than 1 year ago
This was a sweet, well-written story. Bailey has returned to her hometown to help her parents run the family business, a Christmas themed store, through its busiest season, December. She is surprised to discover that her high school boyfriend, Finn, is also back, taking care of his grandmother. The sparks are flying, but can they overcome what separated them before and the walls between them now? This can be read as a stand alone book, though it is the first in a two book series with related characters. I enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading the other book in the series. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
JuliaAD More than 1 year ago
Bailey has loved Finn since they were kids. She was the good girl and he was the bad boy. She left early for college and didn't even tell Finn why. Ten years later, she comes home to help out with the family business only to find that Finn is staying at his grandmother's house, right next door to her mother. Finn has changed and she really likes the new Finn, but she will not get involved because she knows that kind of thing can't last. Should Finn try to change her mind or should he just move on. His life is already a mess, but he is so drawn to Bailey.
carolleeb More than 1 year ago
Loved Must Love Mistletoe. Your heart goes out to Bailey who professes to hate Christmas yet she takes a leave from her job as an attorney and goes back to her hometown to take over her parents Christmas store until Christmas Day. Temporarily living next door to her parents is her first love, Finn, who has issues of his own. This is a great Christmas story filled with love, humor, sadness and some sexy scenes. Not only do we get to follow along on Bailey and Finn's journey back to each other but also we get to be on the inside track while Bailey's Mom and step-Dad get their marriage back on track.
JT1969 More than 1 year ago
Here's a spicy Christmas story set in Coronado in Southern California. Bailey Sullivan returns home to help her mother with the family business, A Perfect Christmas. In this plot, the girl next door meets up with bad boy, Finn Jacobson, her first boyfriend. Lots of emotions to sort through which gives it more texture than your typical romance story. A nice holiday treat!
Sheilag2367 More than 1 year ago
Hero and heartbreak and the journey to discovering your heart! The beauty of this story is that each emotion is wrung from your psyche and your heart and it leaves you laughing or struggling not to cry! I enjoyed the characters and their challenges in discovering what is more meaningful...safety in escape or fighting for something you are afraid to lose! Great story and emotional climax!
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Bailey Sullivan is back home. She is running the family store, A Perfect Christmas, since her mother and stepfather separated. She isn't in the holiday spirit. Everything gets worse when she finds her first love and next door neighbor, Finn Jacobson, is back visiting his grandmother who has been very ill. How will this holiday end? This is a wonderful story. The romance between Bailey and Finn is full of pain and passion. Their attraction is so powerful and so sensual that I was happy when they broke down their barriers and spoke from the heart. I was, also, captured by the heartbreak of Tracy and Dan. I felt her hurt and isolation and his frustration that his wife didn't want him. It's not often that you see a mature couple involved in a passionate relationship. Christie Ridgway has done a wonderful job. I loved Bailey Sullivan's Vintage Christmas Facts & Fun Calendar. Must Love Mistletoe mixes humor with intense emotion and sadness. This book is a perfect holiday treat!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Christmas read love bailey and finn