In Review: Holiday Wishes (Heartbreaker Bay #4.5) by Jill Shalvis

Posted November 13, 2017 by Kim in 4 Stars, In Review / 1 Comment

In Review: Holiday Wishes (Heartbreaker Bay #4.5) by Jill ShalvisHoliday Wishes by Jill Shalvis
Series: Heartbreaker Bay #4.5
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Holiday
Publication date: November 7, 2017
Publisher: Avon Books
Format: eARC, 128 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
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When Sean O’Riley shows up at the Hartford Bed & Breakfast for his older brother’s bachelor weekend, he’s just hoping to make it through the weekend. What he’s not expecting is to come face to face with the woman he lost his virginity to a decade ago—a woman he’s never really forgotten.

The last time Lotti Hartford saw Sean, she told him she loved him while he said nothing. Now, ten years later, she’s just looking for a good time. For once, she wants to be the wild and free one, and Sean – the good time guy – is the perfect candidate.

But as the weekend continues, Sean realizes that after a lifetime of being the hook-up king, he’s ready to find happily-ever-after, and he wants it with Lotti. But will she open her heart to him again? As Christmas sweeps through the little B&B, he can only hope love and magic are in the air.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

in review my thoughts

I love a good holiday romance novella and that’s exactly what Jill Shalvis gave me in Holiday Wishes. It was a delightful little second chance story wrapped up in the holidays and a fling with an alleged expiration date. Sean and Lotti were wonderful. It made my heart so very happy to see them reunited and, let me tell you, Sean is about as swoony as can be and his grand gesture made me melt all over the place. This novella was sweet, sexy and oh so very swoony.

I think fans of the Heartbreaker Bay series will love this one for many reasons, not the least of which is getting to be present for Pru and Finn’s big day. Insert all the heart eyes emojis here. It was great to catch up with several of the Heartbreaker Bay series characters, in fact. My only complaint about this book — and it’s just because I’m a greedy reader — is I wish Sean and Lotti would’ve been given a full length novel. They were the best and I want more than a little over 100 pages of them. Here’s to hoping they’ll make an appearance in future Heartbreaker Bay books!


“I’ve had a rough year. I screwed up some pretty big things, I’ve worked too hard, and I’m tired. But life is short. Too short. I’m going to learn to eat some the cookies I bake instead of giving them all away to guests. I’m going to read sappy books with happy-ever-after endings instead of book club reads that make me want to kill myself. I’m going to sing in the rain and jump in the puddles no matter what shoes I’m wearing. In fact, I’m going to do it barefoot without worrying about getting a gangrene infection from a cut. I’m going to live life to the fullest, Sean. No regrets.”

“If you don’t leave your past in the past, it’ll destroy your future. You’ve got to live for what today’s offering, not for what yesterday took away from you.”

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.

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