Christmas with an Angel: A Short Story

Christmas with an Angel: A Short Story

by Debbie Mason

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It's been eight long years since Michael Gallagher has laid eyes on Shay Angel, back when he was a boy from the most prominent family in town and she was a girl from the wrong side of the tracks. But he hadn't cared about their differences - until one bad decision landed her in jail.

That was years ago and now he's back in Harmony Harbor for the holidays. So when Shay goes missing, Michael is intent on finding her - and finding out if their sizzling attraction is still there. But he's now a district attorney, and it looks like Shay is once again on the wrong side of the law.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478948094
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 12/06/2016
Series: Harmony Harbor Series , #2
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 29,697
File size: 418 KB

About the Author

Debbie Mason is the bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado and Harmony Harbor series. Her books have been praised for their "likable characters, clever dialogue and juicy plots" (RT Book Reviews). When she isn't writing or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, three wonderful children, two adorable grandbabies, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella in Ontario, Canada.
You can learn more at: AuthorDebbieMason.comTwitter

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Christmas with an Angel: A Short Story 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
gaele More than 1 year ago
If you’ve read Mistletoe Cottage, this little novella will bring in some new information and start to set the scene for a new romance –but if you aren’t familiar with that book, you really do want to grab BOTH books. Picking up where Mistletoe Cottage left off, it’s Michael’s turn to let off steam and get drunk – whinge to all your buddies drunk even if you are the one who changed your life plan from attorney to cop at the last minute, without feedback or consideration for your fiancé. So, she had her heart set on a high powered attorney, mover and shaker in the political arena – and he either never listened, or went along to get along – and it’s over. Then we have his ex-girlfriend, one he knows he treated badly years ago, and owes her an apology. Thing is, she’s always been around one on the wrong side of the law with her father, and she’s got history. Lots of it. But the attraction is still there….even if they are so different. Clever plotting and plenty of interaction to show these two as the second chance couple that might be. And this will be a fun one – their interactions are clever, sharp and the attraction between them is steamy and tense. Perfect set up, and reads just like a long prologue to a longer and more complex (and telling) story. Best read by those who have the background from Mistletoe Cottage, this is a clever little in-between novella to fuel interest in the upcoming Starlight Bridge. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like that they added a story about Michael. Quick read.
LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed listening to this title as it continues Michael's story from Mistletoe Cottage. “She changed the locks on my condo... packed all my stuff up and threatened to throw it out… And she's holding my dog hostage.” After reading Mistletoe Cottage by Debbie Mason, I was intrigued by Assistant District Attorney Michael Gallagher who was definitely a jerk in Mistletoe Cottage. When I saw that this book – which was available in audio format for under a dollar – continued his story, it was a given that I would pick up Christmas with an Angel. I don’t really understand how the title relates to this story as it’s not that Christmassy and Shay is questionable as an angel, but I enjoyed listening to this installment told solely from Michael’s POV as it delves into his and Shay’s past. I would not jump into this tale without first reading Mistletoe Cottage as I don’t feel that Christmas with an Angel would work well as a standalone. I listened to the audio edition of Christmas with an Angel which was well voiced by Becket Royce, a new narrator for me. She had a clear, easy-to-understand voice and used consistent, distinct voices for each character. Based upon her polished performance of this audio, I would not hesitate to pick up another audio performed by Becket Royce. Michael was a jerk in Mistletoe Cottage – so I was glad to see him get a bit of comeuppance and a bit of redemption when his impending wedding which was to be held at Greystone Manor is called off by his entitled fiancé because Michael decided to go into law enforcement rather than politics, significantly lowering his fiance’s anticipated lifestyle. So, now Michael’s love life is in shambles, but there are future possibilities with wild, leather-wearing Shay. I’m not going into this story anymore as it is quite short, but, if you have previously enjoyed Mistletoe Cottage, you will not want to miss Christmas with an Angel! My full review is published at Reading Between the Wines Book Club. Please check it out there!
Jasmyn9 More than 1 year ago
A cute and very suspenseful Christmas story. I would recommend reading book one first, while the story stands alone, there was obviously some back story that I had missed going into it that I missed out on. Michael's long lost love, Shay, is back in town and seems to be in trouble. So, like any good romance hero, he sets off to save the day. But none of it goes as planned. He ends up in trouble himself and there are some really good secrets that come out at the end of the story. Debbie Mason drops just enough hints that I wasn't completely surprised, but it was still a great reveal when it happened. Almost too short to get a lot of romance in, but the characters already have a history, so the connection was in place. They just needed to reconnect. They don't quite do that (just warning you), but I think it might be something that happens in a future book at some point. **I voluntarily read a review copy of the book**
blonde_betty More than 1 year ago
Christmas with an Angel is a quick interlude to introduce us to future characters in Debbie Mason’s Harmony Harbor series. It is a fun, quick read, but there is little romance and definitely no happy for now. I enjoyed seeing more of Michael and Shay and look forward to their story. If you aren’t a fan of teasers, this is not a good choice for you. I have a feeling that it will be a good read before their book comes out, I don’t know when. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this novella.
Lost-N-Love-N-Hopeless More than 1 year ago
If you wondered where Micheal was during the wedding. This will give you answers and a glimpse into the life of Shay. You see what was behind their parting those years ago and a side to Shay you may not have expected. I found this to be a great way to give more of both Michael and Shay without giving away too much. Next Christmas should be delightful.
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BookWorm221 More than 1 year ago
Oh I hope we get more from these two!!! I thought this was going to be an entire story about Angel and Michael but it’s more like a prologue for a story to come and what a prologue it was! A short novella with a bit of everything, romance, action, intrigue and lots of fire between Michael and Angel, I really can’t wait for their book, after reading this I’m sure is going to be fantastic.
sharonrCA More than 1 year ago
I read the first book in this new series, "Mistletoe Cottage" and so I was excited to read this book which is the second book in the series. It does stand alone but there are lots of side characters so to know who is who and what happened before I suggest reading the first book. This book while is #2 in the series I would call it 1.5. It is Shay and Michael's story and it happens right after the end of book 1. In it Michael has been abandoned by his bride, is sad and he hits his favorite bar. The bar is owned by Shay, his high school girlfriend who ended up in jail for stealing his car. Now she is out and both her and her uncle hate him. So when he hits the bar well things go flying. This about all I am spoiling. This was a fun intro to Shay and Michael. It is a very short book. I would estimate 60 pages. It goes very fast with lots of hijinks, drama and action. The ending well it makes you want more. That said the adventure ties up loose ends and by the end Shay and Michael are in a good place. I am sure there will be a second book for them and I look forward to it. I received an ARC from the author for an honest review.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Debbie Mason knows how to get the tears flowing. Her stories are treasures for the soul. Christmas With An Angel marks the start of something special. Mike and Shay are opposites in every way. She's a girl with a chip on her shoulder, a crack in her heart and a reputation that precedes her. He's a man of privilege with the world at his feet and questions about a certain bad girl. Christmas With An Angel provides a taste of what looks to be a breathtaking tale. Can't wait to jump right in.
2kasmom More than 1 year ago
This is book 1.5 from the Harmony Harbor series. This book probably should not be read as a standalone novella. For reader understanding and enjoyment, series can be read in order intended. Michael and Shay have a very interesting past. It all comes to a stunning and fast paced story where they meet again after a decade goes by and maybe it is possible to heal all wounds. Or is it? This series has so much going on. This book was too short for what it had, and I am hoping the books coming in the series will make it make sense to me. This author is good at weaving a tale, so I am in it for the long haul. ***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley and its publisher, in exchange for an honest review only.