Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The Christmas Keeper by Jenn McKinlay

I can always count on Jenn McKinlay for moments of humor, whether it's in her mysteries, her romances, or, in real life. The Christmas Keeper is just what I enjoy in a contemporary romance. It involves kind people with a sense of humor. It doesn't hurt that it's set between Thanksgiving and Christmas. And, it certainly doesn't hurt that, as A Happily Ever After Romance, the Happily Ever After bookstore in Fairdale, North Carolina is part of the story.

After Savannah Wilson loses her job in publishing, she launches a publicity campaign for her friend Maisy's romance bookstore. Savannah sees it as a means to help Maisy and find a way back to Manhattan by making a splash. She's made a splash with Joaquin (Quino) Solis, though. He'd be quite happy if the redhead decided to stay in Fairdale. In fact, he told his best friend that he'd be married to Savannah by Christmas. However, when he learns her plans and her dream of a publicity job back in New York, he's willing to help her save the bookstore, attain her dream job, and leave him behind.

But, Quino is a pretty special man. He lost his parents in a car accident ten years earlier, an accident that left his sister, Desiree, with some brain trauma. He's worked for ten years on their family ranch to give her a life and freedom. So, he's shocked when she makes a radical life change just before Christmas. Christmas means so much to him and Desiree. He can't believe she's ready to take on her own life and responsibilities, and leave him behind at Christmas.

This is a sexy romance, a love story between two needy, lonely people. But, as in all romances, there's conflict. Which one loves the other enough to give up the love and passion they share to allow the other person to have their dreams? It appears Quino will do anything to help Savannah return to New York. Does Savannah understand Quino's love of home and family, the importance of both after he lost his parents?

Looking for a contemporary Christmas romance? How about one with a sexy rancher with a sense of humor who loves mistletoe and Christmas? Jenn McKinlay's The Christmas Keeper is just that, a keeper.

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The Christmas Keeper by Jenn McKinlay. Jove, 2019. ISBN 9780451492456 (paperback), 320p.

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SandyG265 said...

I just picked this up from the library.

Lesa said...

Sandy, I hope you enjoy it! It was just what I was in the mood to read.

Jenn McKinlay said...

Thank you, Lesa!!! XOXO P.S. I hope you've recovered know ;)

Gram said...

Unfortunately the library has only a paperback copy and I need at least hardcover print and prefer large print. I will check back later to see if they have either.

Lesa said...

And, I have to admit the print in the paperback is small, Gram.