Merry Christmas, Baby by Jill Shalvis – a Review
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 thinking about 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
Merry Christmas, Baby by Jill Shalvis is as the title describes, a sweet charming Christmas novella based on her wonderful Lucky Harbor series. The final book of Lucky Harbor was released last month, as many people grieved that there would be no more of the wonderful residents of Lucky Harbor. But Shalvis pulls a surprise, and gives us all a nice Christmas gift.
Sawyer and Chloe were our heroes in Head Over Heels (Book #3), and we get to take a peek at them 5 years later, with Chloe just about due to give birth to their first child. It’s the week before Christmas, and Chloe just can’t wait for her daughter to be born. Everyone fusses over her, and all she wants is to get out and have a little fun, even if she is not feeling great. She worries with Sawyer continually taking extra jobs, feeling perhaps that the thought of having a child is driving him away. Chloe loves Sawyer even more then when they first got married, but with her hormones messed up, she fears he may be pulling away. In her state of mind, Chloe doesn’t know that Sawyer adores her, and is working at extra jobs to have more money for them and their baby.
It was great to see Tara and Maddie and the rest of the family as they try to keep Chloe safe at home. But with the town Christmas party coming shortly, she is determined to attend. She bribes Tanner and Callie to take her to the party, in the midst of an impending snowstorm.
Of course, with the whole town in attendance, Chloe goes into labor a few weeks early, and Sawyer isn’t home yet. Just when the contractions get worse, Chloe sees Sawyer is there for her, as is the entire town, including the doctor. This was such a heartwarming sweet story, and so much fun to revisit the residents of Lucky Harbor. A baby daughter will help bring a wonderful Christmas present to us all.
Reviewed by Barb
Copy provided by Publisher
New York Times and USA Today 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 sexy contemporary and award-winning books wherever romances are sold and click on the blog button above for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.