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Under the Mistletoe (Lucky Harbor Series)

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by Jill Shalvis
     
 
"Count on Jill Shalvis for a witty, steamy, unputdownable love story."
-Robyn Carr, New York Times bestselling author

JUST ONE MORE KISS

There's no place like home for the holidays. And the Lucky Harbor Bed&Breakfast is bursting with festive lights and good cheer. But for Mia, Christmas is turning out to be anything other than

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"Count on Jill Shalvis for a witty, steamy, unputdownable love story."
-Robyn Carr, New York Times bestselling author

JUST ONE MORE KISS

There's no place like home for the holidays. And the Lucky Harbor Bed&Breakfast is bursting with festive lights and good cheer. But for Mia, Christmas is turning out to be anything other than merry and bright. Her recent break-up with her boyfriend Nick has made her return bittersweet. But then a surprise arrives, when Nick follows her to town bearing gifts-and asking for forgiveness.

Nick grew up without a family of his own so he's overwhelmed by the love that Mia receives from all her relatives, gathered together to celebrate the season. Under their watchful eyes, Nick finds earning back her trust the hardest thing he's ever had to do. If he succeeds, he will receive the greatest gift of all, Mia's love for a lifetime.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Although missing her family in Lucky Harbor, WA, Mia Hutchinson is happy with her life in New York, attending graduate school and spending precious free time with her hottie boyfriend, Nick. Thinking that things are moving along well, Mia asks Nick to go home with her for her aunt’s Christmas Eve wedding. But relationship-phobic Nick refuses. Heartbroken, Mia goes home unaccompanied. Alone, Nick realizes his mistake. Now he has only to fly across the country, convince Mia to give him another chance, and, more important, convince her family and friends he’s worthy of Mia’s love. Fists and words fly as Nick learns that’s easier said than done.

Verdict Fans of Shalvis and her “Lucky Harbor” series will enjoy catching up with Mia and other characters from the previous books. To refresh reader’s memories, check out Shalvis’s The Sweetest Thing. Under the Mistletoe is a quick, fun holiday read to warm up a chilly winter’s night.—Christyna Hunter, Loudoun Cty. P.L., Lovettsville, VA
(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455544905
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
12/04/2012
Series:
Lucky Harbor Series
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
100
Sales rank:
33,000
File size:
731 KB

Meet the Author

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill's bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

You can learn more at:
JillShalvis.com
Twitter @jillshalvis
Facebook.com/jillshalvis

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Under the Mistletoe 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 84 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was 55 pages long. It was an ok read for me. I wish Jill would have included the previous characters more. It felt very rushed.
shirley_frances More than 1 year ago
A sweet holiday story about going after what you want, letting go of your past and moving on. Mia is a student is New York. She is looking forward to surprising her boyfriend Nick with tickets to spend Christmas at Lucky Harbor and attend her aunt's wedding there. She knows it's sudden and that she may be rejected but she loves Nick and would love nothing more than to spend this time with him. Nick is a hard-working young man who is determined to make something of himself. His childhood was rough without a family of his own, so he doesn't know what being family and how to make one work. He enjoys Mia's company and even loves her, but he is clueless when it comes to making a deeper connection. I enjoyed this story very much. I loved how Mia matured from when I last saw her in book 2. She has grown into a very smart, determined young woman who knows what she wants and goes for it regardless of the consequences. I admired that about her. And although I wanted to shake some sense into Nick, I could not help but understand where he was coming from. He never allowed himself to connect with anyone before Mia and when he was put on the spot his first instinct was to run. I also liked visiting with the family. They were just as great as always and I was glad that I got a chance to see how they are getting along now. They were always a great set of characters and seeing them protecting Mia while still letting her be independent was good to see too. They all rallied around her, but didn't interfere in her decisions and that just endeared them even more to me. I appreciated the way Jill Shalvis went about this story. Especially the fact that Mia did not fall at Nick's knees when he came for her. I was glad that she put him in his place and spoke honestly to him and I loved Nick's reaction. He was determined to make it up to her and make her understand just how deep his feelings for her were and how much she meant to him. And when he did it was beautiful and it felt real. The writing was very good. Exactly what I have come to expect from Jill Shalvis. Although this is just a short story it was full of emotions and tender moments between the main characters, which made their getting together more believable. The romance was exceptional and the feelings brought to the page added to the enjoyment of the story. All in all, a great holiday read to remind you that it is worth fighting for what and who you love and that letting go of past demons is the only way to move forward in life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love everything that Jill writes!!!
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Great jod. It is soooo good. But to make it better please add quotashon marks. (Sorry for my spelling. I mant these"") Mosspelt.
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Im fifteen. Drk long brunnette hair. Five feet tall. I am a little tan. I wear a lot of dcs vans and on occasions heals. I lov dogs an horses. And im allergic to ham and a feww oher things. I u wanna chat vjust but kas kasia of kasy as th heading. Ont be afraid to ak questions
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Short and sweet and predictable, but love Jill Shalvis so can't entirely say I disliked it, but 65 pages was it and seemed very rushed.
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Beverly_D More than 1 year ago
I'm a big fan of the Lucky Harbor series, and it was delightful to go back there for a Christmas Eve wedding in this short (80 pages) novella, BUT... the lead character annoyed me. 22 y.o. Mia and (24 y.o.?) Nick have been physically and emotionally involved for six months. Both have in common having been given up for adoption at birth, but Mia had the benefit of having a warm. loving adopted family, and THEN discovering an equally warm extended biological family in Lucky Harbor. Nick bounced around in a series of foster homes, so the idea of a big family gathering is something more triggering than enticing. Despite knowing this about her boyfriend, Mia decides to spring on him, at the last minute, a ticket to go home with her for her aunt's wedding and the holidays. Nick freaks out and reacts badly. When he has a little time to digest it (overnight), he realizes how much Mia means to him; tries calling to tell her so, goes to her place at dawn, and then follows her to Lucky Harbor to win her back. While it makes sense that Mia's people, from her family to her ex-boyfriend Carlos, will take her side and be protective of her, I wanted to shake her for her insensitivity to Nick. IMO, he was not the only one who needed to be making up for past mistakes; the whole fight/breakup occurred because Mia had expectations of how Nick &quot;should&quot; react, when she basically ambushed him. I felt disappointed all the compromises and emotional journeying seemed to be on Nick's side, rather than from Mia as well. It speaks to this author's skill that I got as mad at this character as if she were a real person. Certainly with young love, we have do unreal expectations and heartburnings over small misunderstandings. The descriptions of Lucky Harbor are delightful, the Christmas wedding is sweet and funny. If you enjoy &quot;visiting&quot; Lucky Harbor, it's well worth reading this for a glimpse of your other favorite characters.
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So glad to shee how Mia is and that she has finally found someone for herself.
Laine-librariancanreadtoo More than 1 year ago
I personally did not realize that this book was part of the Lucky Harbor series. But when my friend Quinn lend me her iPad for the day to read this short Christmas novella, I new I would enjoy it. If you have read The Sweetest Thing second book in the Lucky Harbor series you will see recurring characters. This one is a short novella of Mia, Tara and Ford's daughter they put up for adoption. Now we get to see her side of the story. It was hard for Mia to grow up without knowing who her real folks were, but when she moved to Lucky Harbor and got to know both Tara and Ford, she couldn't be more happier.  She gets to spend all Christmas vacation with her family at Lucky Harbor and get's to know her family and friends more each day. She's the happiest woman in the world. Except she just broke up with her boyfriend. And he's not too all excited about that. It's a fight for love in this 14,000 words book and Lucky Harbor is the ONLY place to have the  happy ending Mia is looking for!!! A great little Novella that I finished in one day. Still funny, still sassy as ever. 
moontan More than 1 year ago
Good addition to the Lucky Harbor series
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Debby43 More than 1 year ago
LOVE LUCKY HARBOR!! she makes everyone in her books feel real, not like cheesy real but they do things you would normal do! And whew if you don't like steam in your romance novel don't read this!! STEAM alert!!
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