Friday, October 28, 2016

Review: Mistletoe Cottage (Harmony Harbor #1) by Debbie Mason

"Before Michael, it was only you, always you, Liam" - Sophie DiRossi

Mistletoe Cottage
Series: Harmony Harbor #1
Author: Debbie Mason
Publisher: Forever
Release Date: October 25, 2016
Source: Publisher for Review

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'Tis the season for love . . .

Sophie DiRossi loved growing up in Harmony Harbor. But after fleeing in disgrace many years ago, it is the last place she wants to be. Left homeless by a fire, she's forced to go back to the small coastal town that harbors a million secrets, including her own. Sophie sees this secret reflected every day in her daughter's blue eyes-and she must keep it hidden from the only man she has ever loved.

Sophie's return is a shock for everyone . . . especially Liam Gallagher. The firefighter had some serious feelings for Sophie-and seeing her again sparks a desire so fierce it takes his breath away. Now Liam will do whatever it takes to show Sophie that they deserve a second chance at love, even if everything they've concealed threatens to keep them apart. In this special town at this special time of the year, Sophie and Liam can only hope for a little holiday magic . . .

I love starting a brand new series with an author I'm still getting to know. Although I've only read the last four books in Debbie Mason's Christmas, Colorado series, I happily added her to my "must read" list. Now I get to experience the excitement of meeting new characters and swooning over their romances. Mistletoe Cottage was a fun and festive introduction to the Gallaghers and the DiRossi's. I adored Sophie, Liam, and little Mia. The family unit they created was perfection. I loved how quickly they fell into place. There were moments when things got a bit shaky, but I never once doubted their future. Instead of breaking them up, it made their bond stronger. Now if you've ever read one of the author's previous books, you'll know that there is usually a large cast of characters. Not only are readers introduced to Liam, Sophie, and Mia, we also get to meet their families, friends, and other citizens that reside in the small town of Harmony Harbor. And honestly, it felt a bit busy at times and the romance between Liam and Sophie got a bit lost. However, as I finished Mistletoe Cottage, I ended up loving how all of those "busy" moments came together to set up the next couple of books. Those moments gave this book that little extra bit of special, especially a certain matriarch. She was a hoot in this book and I'm so looking forward to the antics she's got up her sleeves for the rest of the characters. I'm looking forward to getting know the these characters better and see whose romance is coming up next.

Debbie Mason is the bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado series and Harmony Harbor series. Her books have been praised for their "likable characters, clever dialogue and juicy plots" (RT Book Reviews). She also writes historical paranormals as Debbie Mazzuca. Her MacLeod series has received several nominations for best paranormal as well as a Holt Medallion Award of Merit. When she isn't writing or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, their three wonderful children, two adorable grandbabies, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for taking the time to review MISTLETOE COTTAGE today!

    Crystal, Tasty Book Tours