Merry Christmas, Baby: A Lucky Harbor short story

Merry Christmas, Baby: A Lucky Harbor short story

by Jill Shalvis

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Overview

SEASON'S KISSES . . .
Wild child Chloe Thompson can't believe how much things have changed. She still can't get enough of her sexy husband Sawyer, but he seems to prefer working to impending fatherhood. So tonight, a very pregnant Chloe is escaping her troubles at the town Christmas party.

Sheriff Sawyer Thompson hopes surprising Chloe at the party will give him a chance to set things right. But as the snow begins to fall and the wind rages, he wonders whether he can make it back in time. While mother nature conspires to keep Sawyer and Chloe apart, an unexpected arrival will require them to kiss and make up . . . and ring in the happiest holiday Lucky Harbor has ever seen.

13,000 words

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455531561
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 12/02/2014
Series: Lucky Harbor Series , #12
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 51,926
File size: 352 KB

About 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
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Merry Christmas, Baby: A Lucky Harbor short story 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Tarri More than 1 year ago
I have read all of the Lucky Harbor series and was looking forward to what the author billed as a kind of wrap of all the characters from the twelve books. This was the 47 page story of Chloe having a baby. Needless to say, I was disappointed.
gaele More than 1 year ago
AudioBook Review: Stars: 4 Narration 4 Story 4 Chloe is full-on in Christmas mode: everything is coming to be the best one yet, particularly since she’s pregnant and soon to deliver their first child. Sawyer, however, is worried about finances and Chloe’s health, wanting her to take it easy and rest, despite her not being particularly cooperative: add pregnant brain and mood swings to that combination and you’ve got one big old headache for Sawyer, one that he wouldn’t trade for the world. But an opportunity to earn some extra cash, money that can be used for the baby, with a case that intrigues him and won’t mean that he’d be gone for long mean that Sawyer and Chloe are not in the best place just before he leaves. Not wanting him to go, and certainly not listening to Sawyer’s (and other people’s) demands that she skip the town Christmas party and just rest – she’s carrying all of that emotion, and not a little bit of worry about Sawyer’s safety into the upcoming few days. Of course, nothing really goes to plan (well – Sawyer’s plan anyway) as Chloe and the rest of the town show up for the party, a snowstorm deciding to make it a white Christmas, with Sawyer struggling to get home, and a baby who has decided that her time is NOW – and the story is full of the things we’ve come to love in this series. Friendship, community, a ‘take every risk to make it home’ hero and enough snark and laughs, some inappropriate, to keep the story from being too saccharine-sweet and cloying. A wonderful way to bring closure to the series and the town, with the celebration of a new, sure to be the center of attention little girl. Narration for this story is provided by Angela Starling, my first chance to hear her narrate, and while the voices for everyone were different from what I had come to know, her work in this short story (under 2 hours) was clean and clear. Her performance of Chloe was solid and felt natural, and the other secondary characters, including her friends and other townspeople, all presented the sense that everyone is looking out for one another, even when things aren’t going as well as one might hope. I received an AudioBook copy of the title from Hachette Audio for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
BiblioJunkies More than 1 year ago
The very first Jill Shalvis book I ever read was Head Over Heals (Lucky Harbor #3).  So I considered it absolutely necessary to add it to my TBR pile while I worked to satisfy my annual compulsion to mainline Christmas romances.   Chloe is about a bazillion months pregnant and Sawyer is going out of town.  It’s his last chance to earn the extra cash that is allowing them add an additional room to their house.  Understandably, Chloe is upset.  But she isn’t only upset about him leaving.  No matter how much confidence Chloe exudes, inwardly she is always feeling insecure.  Add the pressure of an unplanned pregnancy and she is slowly convincing herself that Sawyer doesn’t really want her or their baby.   But thanks to family and friends and the mysterious gifts she keeps receiving, she manages to keep her head above water until Sawyer comes home and they can work things out.  Unfortunately, a snowstorm has half the town of Lucky Harbor (including Chloe) stuck at a holiday party and Sawyer stuck on the road.   On top of it all, it looks like the baby isn’t waiting for its parent to make before making a big arrival. It was too much fun reading about Chloe and Sawyer again.  I had forgotten about how much of a free spirit she is.  It’s almost exhausting.  And her sticky fingers are absolutely hilarious.  It’s a miracle her sister, Tara, hasn’t strangled her yet.  On top of the constant amusement Chloe provides, there is the usual Lucky Harbor hijinks - mainly those caused by the boundary-crossing Lucille.  That woman will do anything for a few FB page hits. If you are a fan of the Lucky Harbor books or if you are just a fan of happy sentimental holiday stories with Shalvis’ signature quirky heroines then Merry Christmas, Baby is a must read.  ~Nat
SarahW67 More than 1 year ago
This short story was not worth the money.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have loved all the Lucky Harbor books, but I was so disappointed in this one. To add insult to injury, $1.99 for 47 pages, just wasn't worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it a lot..?????
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rjhudge More than 1 year ago
It was great returning to Lucky Harbor one more time and especially to catch up with Sawyer and Chloe. They were one of my favorite couples. It makes me want to go back and re-read their story.
meanmjean More than 1 year ago
Jill never disapoints
robodogs More than 1 year ago
you can't go wrong with Jill Shalvis. What a great short story edition to this series. A must read!
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I really enjoy this series. Chloe and Sawyer are a lot of fun. She keeps him on toes and lightens him up.
AlwaysYAatHeart1 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love Jill Shalvis' books and if you haven't discovered her yet, you are in for a treat and will most definitely want to pick up one of her outstanding novels.  Merry Christmas Baby is a Christmas novella that is a companion novel in her Lucky Harbor series, which can also easily be read as a standalone.  The story centers on Chloe and the hot broody alpha male Sawyer Thompson, both characters you will be familiar with if you've already read some of the books in the series.  There is plenty of romance, passion, fun, and excitement in this novella and it is the perfect Christmas read to sit down and relax with for an hour or two.  If you enjoy contemporary romance and/or are a Jill Shalvis fan, I would definitely recommend checking this book out.
GHott More than 1 year ago
It’s been five years and Chloe still isn’t sure of Sawyer. How can she be? She’s so pregnant she’s going to burst. Her hormones are making her a psycho. And, worst of all, Sawyer has been taking on more and more DEA jobs so he’s around less and less. So Chloe has focused on one thing. The Christmas ball. Sawyer may have said she’s too pregnant to go but Chloe will prevail… or won’t she? Hott Review: What I liked: I cried. Oh my goodness. “Merry Christmas, Baby” was so sweet and so funny and so… real I just didn’t want it to end. I think that the best part of this novella was how authentic it is. I honestly had no idea I wasn’t the only one who just wanted to go home and pretend I wasn’t in labor! What I didn’t like: Some of Chloe’s memories are a bit graphic. More… Author: Jill Shalvis Source: Grand Central Publishing via Netgalley Grade: A Steam: Steamy Adult (not intense just descriptive) Setting: Lucky Harbor, Washington (United States) Series: Lucky Harbor #12.5
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was such a good short story about Chloe and Sawyer. It was interesting watching Chloe try to manipulate people to get her way. Sawyer turns up when Chloe needs him most. It was great to see the Lucky Harbor gang again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
42 pages, but hey, its Chloe & Sawyer. $2.00 too much for 42 pages
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Annie and posted at Under The Covers Book Blog IT’S OVER. It’s really over now. I’ve put off reading this novella for as long as I could because one, I didn’t want the series to end and two, because I knew that if I read it, there was a real chance that I would want to reread the entire series again. I read it. I miss the series already. And it only makes me want to cry. Jill Shalvis’ Lucky Harbor series is one of my all-time favorite series. It’s one a turn to when life gets a little too tough and you need something to make you smile and comfort you. There aren’t entire series that do that for me. Certain books, yes. But none that are consistently good like this one has been for me. Shalvis goes back to one my favorite couples, Chloe and Sawyer. Sawyer is still the sexy six foot tall mystery and Chloe is still her hardheaded, stubborn self. The one difference is that Chloe is pregnant now and she’s quite moody. It makes for an interesting read that involves moments of humor and sweetness. Yet as I read, there’s also a tinge of longing and sadness as well that nearly made me cry. Even though Sawyer and Chloe technically had their HEA, they are still evolving. They go through bouts of silences and separation. They experience doubts like any other relationship but beneath all those conflicting emotions, at the core is their love for one another. I think that’s what has made this series so vastly popular. Jill Shalvis makes her characters feel real and its that realness that makes readers come back for more. So while I’m devastated that the series has ended, this was also the perfect end to a fabulous series. Simply put, Lucky Harbor rocks! *ARC provided by publisher
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
couldn't put it down
DComfort More than 1 year ago
Very quick, but a great read. Loved the catch up we see with old, yet very loved characters. The pregnancy in this story is the driving factor, along with the very real problems that exist after a happy ever after. Ms. Shalvis has a way with words, and a way about her stories that make you feel as if you're right there along side, getting every detail down. This town is one that I hope she continues, and one I wished existed!
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AMR0406 More than 1 year ago
Love! Jill Shlavis gave me an awesome Christmas present this year! Well, she gave me the opportunity to buy myself an early Christmas present - a short story about my favorite couple from the Lucky Harbor Series - Sawyer and Chloe from Head Over Heels.  You could read this novella, Merry Christmas, Baby, on it's own but it means a whole lot more if you have read Head Over Heels first. Chloe is pregnant, moody and emotional and Sawyer is going off for a few days for DEA job. Not a great combination, right? Things are a bit tense between the two of them when he leaves and this causes all sorts of emotions from Chloe. Chloe, being Chloe is determined to have fun at a local Christmas party despite that everyone (including Sawyer) thinks she should stay home and off her feet. Well, we all know how well Chloe listens... Merry Christmas, Baby felt like coming home for the holidays since it has been awhile since I have read about the characters in this story. It had me laughing and even tearing up at times. I can't say too much more because I would give things away, but just know that you are getting a very fun Lucky Harbor story that includes the traditional snarky dialogue and hot passion that we come to expect from Jill Shalvis. Now I want to go read Head Over Heels again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a 47 page short story about Chloe freaking out as the birth of her and Sawyer's baby nears.  The story was OK..but I expected more from Ms Shalvis.  The last three Luck Harbor books were wonderful.  This one is a tremendous disappointment, for me. Would I buy it again? No.