Review: Christmas at Mistletoe Cove

Monday 11 September 2017
Christmas at Mistletoe Cove Christmas at Mistletoe Cove by Holly Martin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’m a relatively new super-fan of Holly Martin and I am currently happily reading as many books by her in the shortest amount of time as is humanly possible.

Having read this mini series in slightly the wrong order, I found myself desperate to read Dougie and Eden’s story. Having shared a bond since childhood and following that “KISS” before Dougie left for the USA, Eden and Dougie have been the closest of friends over the last 12 years but their friendship has been at a cost, especially to Eden.

Eden felt cruelly rejected by Dougie after their kiss at Mistletoe Cove, the night before he told her he was moving to the USA with his family. Since then Eden has been unable to commit to any relationship let alone fall in love. I mean how could she, her heart belongs to Dougie and only Dougie. It’s impossible for Eden to even attempt to move on especially with Dougie’s daily messages, constant visits and overly affectionate nature. I mean, what’s not to love. Dougie is everyone's dream man.

When Dougie announces that he’s returning to Hope Island, all of Eden’s friends, family and the rest of the islanders know that he’s coming home to Eden but with Eden’s heart still in tatters, Dougie has a near impossible task on his hands if he intends to move their friendship towards a relationship. With his plots and plans though, Dougie does everything in his power to win Eden’s heart but will Eden be able to move on from her previous heartbreak and let Dougie love her, unconditionally?

This really was a special book which combined heartbreak, sadness, hope and sheer determination, on Dougie’s part. Eden was one tough nut to crack and despite throwing everything he has in his emotional arsenal at Eden, she continually refuses to accept that they can find their HEA together. Imagine a length of rope, dropped on the floor and coiled with twists, turns and impossible knots and that will give you an idea of how complicated Dougie and Eden’s love life is.

Holly’s writing style is both captivating and endearing. You can’t help but lose reading hours at the hands of her storytelling abilities and am I yet to find a book by her that I haven’t fallen 100% in love with. I just wish that I could step into the pages of her books myself!

This ebook was kindly provided by the author, publisher and Netgalley prior to release date in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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