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About CHASING CHRISTMAS EVE:
Run for the hills—temporarily. That’s Colbie Albright’s plan when she flees New York for San Francisco. Wrangling her crazy family by day and writing a bestselling YA fantasy series by night has taken its toll. In short, Colbie’s so over it that she’s under it. She’s also under the waters of a historic San Francisco fountain within an hour of arrival. Fortunately, the guy who fishes Colbie out has her looking forward to Christmas among strangers. But she’s pretty sure Spencer Baldwin won’t be a stranger for long.
Spence’s commitment to hiding from the Ghosts of Relationships Past means he doesn’t have to worry about the powerful—okay, crazy hot—chemistry he’s got with Colbie. Just because she can laugh at anything, especially herself... just because she’s gorgeous and a great listener…just because she “gets” Spencer immediately doesn’t mean he won’t be able to let Colbie go. Does it?
…and hope for a miracle.
Now the clock’s ticking for Colbie and Spence: Two weeks to cut loose. Two weeks to fall hard. Two weeks to figure out how to make this Christmas last a lifetime
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Spence, still crouched low and easily balanced on the balls of his feet, dropped to his knees and pulled her up to hers. Brushing the hair from her forehead, he eyed the spot where they’d connected. “You okay?”
She started to say yes but his gaze slid to her mouth and she lost her train of thought, instead licking her suddenly dry lips.
Spence, watching the movement avidly, let out a rough breath. “Colbie,” he said quietly, in a very serious, very low octave that sounded like pure sex.
She stood up. “Y-yes?”
Also standing, he slid his hands up her arms, giving her a very slow tug, almost as if expecting resistance.
There was no resistance. Hell, she nearly took a flying leap at him.
He laughed softly, sending a bolt of heat through her. Her knees wobbled and his arm wrapped around her waist, steadying her. Their gazes locked and they both froze in place, she from a sudden rush of emotions, Spence probably from watching them play out across her face. She once again started to say something—still had no idea what—but was silenced by his hot mouth covering hers.
Yes was her only coherent thought and she pressed up against him as he angled his head, taking the kiss even deeper.
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I’m not usually a massive reader of romcom style chic-lit books, but I have to say that sometimes I’m wrong about things. Chasing Christmas Eve started great. The way the chapter tiles are alternatives to swear words which describe how the main Character feels is a really nice touch.
The main character Colbie is loveable and relatable. You can completely feel for her when she acts and behaves the way she does. Drawn to Spence who is her polar opposite in some ways but so alike her in other ways they make for a great main and secondary character pairing.
The story itself is fun and quirky, while the end result is somewhat predictable it by no means sets out the plot from the beginning. There are twists and turns all the way through which keep you entertained. The introduction of other characters doesn’t feel forced and it reads naturally. Although it would be nice to learn a little more about them. You get a glimpse of everyone who is mentioned without feeling like it takes away from the main characters.
There is such humour throughout and the things which happen doesn’t always run as smoothly as one might expect. Colbie comes across as completely normal human despite the status of her life, and the more we delve into her personality the more I liked her, she behaved in a way I would probably behave.
Spence is exactly the sort of boy-next-door sexy geek that most of us geeky women wish to meet. On the outside he just appears to be every bit as work involved as you’d imagine but as we get to know him we learn a lot about him and realise that he has hidden depths which aren’t always good.
The setting was perfect and the way that the environment was described left a clear image in my head. I always want to be able to picture a place when I read about it and the author did an amazing job here without bombarding us with too much information.
This isn’t the first book in the series but I haven’t read the others and it works perfectly as a standalone, however, I have decided to get the other books not only for background but because I really like the author's writing style. The flow is natural and fluid and I didn’t find myself confused at any point as to the story or plot. In fact I found that I just kept reading as there was always a reason to keep going chapter to chapter. This book is perfect for some light reading, it’s warm, funny, a little sad and a little sexy. Absolutely enjoyable. I would highly recommend this book to Everyone, including those who don’t normally enjoy this genre.
Writing Style: 5/5
Overall Rating: 4/5
About Jill Shalvis:
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.