Stranded for Christmas (Holiday Acres, #4)

Stranded for Christmas (Holiday Acres, #4)

by Noelle Adams

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BN ID: 2940156158492
Publisher: Noelle Adams
Publication date: 12/04/2018
Series: Holiday Acres , #4
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 739
File size: 342 KB

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Stranded for Christmas (Holiday Acres, #4) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous 3 days ago
I read the first book in the series and immediately pre-ordered the rest. Each time a new one came out, I couldn't put it down. Now that I've finished the final one, I'm so sad there aren't more to read. I very quickly fell in love with these characters and their world. I wish there was a real Holiday Acres to visit, where you could rent the Mistletoe Cottage, buy ornaments hand picked by Penny or chuckle as a little Tommy nearly knocks you over as he runs by. I'm so sad to say goodbye to the Holiday/Matheson clan.
Maria-Rose 7 days ago
Lovely finish to the series! I've been waiting for Russ and Laura to get their happy ending, as they've been secondary characters in the earlier books in the series, and books 2, 3 and 4 occur concurrently. Like the couples in those books, Russ and Laura get trapped in the same snowstorm and have to spend the night together in one of the resort cabins at Holiday Acres. Laura has had bad luck with relationships, with men who told her they only wanted to spend a 'good time' with her, but not be committed to anything more. She's leery of trusting any man, though she's always trusted Russ, with her business and her son. But with her heart? That will take a lot more effort. Russ on the other hand has also learned to limit his emotional availability but he's been in love with Laura since he first came to work at Holiday Acres. Still, he isn't willing to go out on a limb and tell her the truth for fear of pushing her away. Stuck together, their attraction leads to a sexy night together when their passion overtakes them. But in the cold light of day it will take more than sex to bring them together. Working through their issues involves opening up and being willing to take a chance. It leads to a happy ending, and a lovely epilogue. This is also an older couple/younger woman romance (he's in his mid forties, she's early thirties, and a single mom). I recommend all the books in this novella series!
anapjm02 8 days ago
Noelle Adams is a wonderful author who can create characters that are so alive, so emotional and human. I love her books and this one is pure her style. This is the fourth book of the series and it is the best! Russ and Laura have been hinted throughout the series and reading their story made me cry. The way Laura is afraid of love and how Russ is so committed and do not know how to finally have her after all. They are wonderful characters and the story is so compelling and romantic. I just loved it!
carvanz 8 days ago
I’ve enjoyed every one of the books in this series but this one is definitely my favorite. I’ve been waiting for Laura and Russ’ story and I was not disappointed. Laura has always been the one in charge of the family business. She keeps everyone on track and is indomitable. The fact that her heart has been repeatedly broken and she no longer has faith in men, relationships, or love has only made her more so. Russ is a man who controls every emotion. From an early age he learned to keep things contained and that hasn’t changed. But when there is a brief opening in the door of Laura’s heart, he is eager to make a move in that direction. This couple were so broken in their own ways and yet both so in need of love of the forever after variety. When they finally take a step toward each other things should be easier to close the distance between them. Instead they each fall into total emotional chaos. I loved having each of their points of view so I knew what they were struggling with and I was urging them on all the way. This is a fast paced read with some relationship angst to partner with the amazing chemistry between Russ and Laura. The ups and downs of this story kept me reading until the end because I was in desperate need to find out how this couple resolved their differences. In the end, I was cheering and smiling like a loon. It was the perfect resolution and, capped with a sweet epilogue that brought us up to date on all the previous couples, made it a great read!
Sandy-thereadingcafe 8 days ago
3.5 stars-STRANDED FOR CHRISTMAS is the fourth full-length instalment in Noelle Adams’ contemporary, adult HOLIDAY ACRES romance series. This is friends and business partners, thirty-one year old, single mother Laura Holiday and forty-five year old, Russ Matheson’s story line. STRANDED FOR CHRISTMAS can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary. NOTE: Several events in Stranded For Christmas crossover with events, and run parallel to events in the previous instalments. Told from dual third person perspectives (Russ and Laura) STRANDED FOR CHRISTMAS follows the friends to lovers relationship between business partners and friends, thirty-one year old, Laura Holiday and forty-five year old, Russ Matheson. Four years earlier the Holiday family offered to make up for the their father’s actions but only our hero, Russ Matheson, took up the offer to share in the Holiday Acres cottage and tree farm business. Fast forward to present day wherein Russ Matheson continues to pine after the woman that calls to his heart, a woman who struggles with betrayal and mistrust due to events in her past. Enter Laura Holiday, Russ Matheson’s business partner, and the woman with whom Russ would fall in love. What ensues is the building romance and sexual relationship between Russ and Laura when a sudden snowstorm traps our couple in a Holiday cottage. Laura Holiday is a single mother who has no time for relationships except the one with her six year old son. Burned in the past, Laura struggles to accept men at face value including the man with whom she will fall in love. Feisty and belligerent, emotional and overly sensitive (like her sister Olivia-Stranded in the Snow) our heroine battles between head and heart with every encounter with our story line hero. Russ Matheson has never known love including the love from his father. Meeting Laura Matheson, years earlier, found Russ hoping for his own happily ever after, but HEAs are only found in fairy-tales as Russ would soon discover. Miscommunication and a complete misunderstanding forces Russ to walk away from the woman he loves, as Laura continues to focus on the potential for failure fearing betrayal and heart break at every corner. The relationship between Laura and Russ is a friends to lovers romance. Laura struggles with their age difference, and stepping out of her comfort zone places Laura in a vulnerable position to be burned, once again. Russ has battled his attraction to Laura for as long as he can remember, an attraction he knows is mutual, regardless of Laura’s emotional tirades and outbursts. The $ex scenes are intimate and seductive, without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. STRANDED FOR CHRISTMAS is a story of family, friendship, heart break and betrayal. The premise is engaging; the characters are charismatic and colorful; the romance struggles in the face of perceived slights and a distinct case of misunderstanding and miscommunication. I did struggle with the heroine’s attitude, and her need to destroy Russ’s self-esteem and heart. Laura’s back and forth emotional ups and downs were enough to give me whiplash, and I believe Russ deserved a more stable mate than Laura’s quick to run and jump persona. My dislike of the heroine affected my enjoyment of the overall story.
Lashea677 9 days ago
Neither side was looking for love, but it found them nonetheless. Now they have to decide to take a chance and reach for their happiness. Laura and Russ have both been scarred by life. Only they can make the choice to heal that pain and find some joy. Stranded for Christmas will put a little love in your heart. Noelle Adams knows the right buttons to push. She aims for the heart. Hits her target and always leaves me wanting more.
Lashea677 9 days ago
Neither side was looking for love, but it found them nonetheless. Now they have to decide to take a chance and reach for their happiness. Laura and Russ have both been scarred by life. Only they can make the choice to heal that pain and find some joy. Stranded for Christmas will put a little love in your heart. Noelle Adams knows the right buttons to push. She aims for the heart. Hits her target and always leaves me wanting more.