They loved Riley and absolutely hated Ethan and Amanda. Mostly because once Riley's first album came out.. Of course it was a bitter sweet kind of meeting, but the sparks and chemistry were still there! Once they hashed things out like children, I mean adults but honestly.. The whole truth was out in the open and basically everyone in that god damn town knew that they loved each other still. The love was always there and I doubt it would've gone away for them. Overall, it was a very cute book. She's been back for like what.. Slow ya roll guys!! I think the other two books are about his brothers and I can't wait to dive into them!
I read this as part of the anthology 'Naughty and Nice'.
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Riley Jensen, a famous country western singer, returns to her small hometown against her wishes and reconnects with her ex Ethen Kent, who once broke her heart and later married her backstabbing best friend. Ethen feels terrible for all the wrongs he did Riley years ago. Now a widow with a young child, he finds himself reluctantly hanging with Riley again to please his daughter who is a big fan.
Riley would rather not be around Ethen, but sees this as an opportunity to finally ask the questions she should have asked ten years ago. It was an implausible story with very little romance, a few quick love scenes, and an ending that was less than convincing. I could not imagine that these two could forgive and forget all their problems in just a few days. It is not what I would call an uplifting holiday romance. Mar 13, Dina marked it as to-avoid Shelves: The "hero" cheats on the heroine. This story is also available in Naughty and Nice anthology.
This one suffers from the short length - if you want the tropes with very light angst and no depth, try this one. View all 6 comments. Dec 18, Arlene rated it really liked it Shelves: What a pleasant holiday surprise! Riley Jensen and Ethan Kent were high-school sweethearts until she caught him cheating with her best friend.
Riley takes the first bus out of their small town with her suitcase and guitar and heads to Nashville, Tennessee. Ten years later, Riley visits her hometown that she ran-away from, and her town waits with o What a pleasant holiday surprise! Ten years later, Riley visits her hometown that she ran-away from, and her town waits with open arms to embrace their Award Winning Country Singer, everyone including the guy that broke her heart and served as the muse to her success.
I think the author did a great job of holding back the facts until the perfect moment. I enjoyed the writing, all of the characters and most of all I liked the holiday feel this book provided. View all 5 comments.
I should have read some reviews before starting this one because I didn't realise the hero had cheated on the heroine with her best friend and that was why they split, then he went on to marry the bestie. Cheating is one of my limits so it was kind of doomed from like page 5 when it came out what he had done and it was too short to for me to really get over it and like him.
Mar 20, Polo rated it did not like it. Dec 13, Danielle rated it really liked it. I love the Holidays so I had to read this novella. Jaci Burton can sure bring the heat, but in this book Burton gives you a sweet, romantic, and a forgiving captivating story. Riley Jensen is a Country singer that returns hometown after her publicist comes up with the taping a Christmas special there.
Riley ran as fast as she could from a town after seeing her boyfriend in bed with her then best friend. She never looked back, never talked to them again until her publicist wanted footage for a bi I love the Holidays so I had to read this novella. She never looked back, never talked to them again until her publicist wanted footage for a bibliography of her hometown for the holidays. The one person she didn't want to see of course is the first one she sees, Ethan Kent. Ethan has a little girl, Zoey, who is a big fan of Riley's. Ethan can not believe she came back after 10 long years.
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He is still in love with her, but knows it would be best to avoid that whole side of things. Then she can leave and continues her singing career. However, wanting to make his 7-year-old daughter happy, he takes her to see Riley. Will seeing each other finally offer the forgiveness they both need so desperately? Burton takes you on an emotional but sweet holiday ride. I didn't really take to Ethan in the beginning, based on what he'd done to Riley when they were younger.
But as the story progressed I was totally on board for team Ethan. After explaining he did try to find her after she ran I was puddy in his hands. I loved Riley and the journey of life she went on. I liked the fact that something was missing in her life and that made it so real. People go through those situations everyday.
I also liked the fact it was a process forgiving Ethan for what he did. Their relationship progresses slowly and perfectly. I read this is one night because I honestly couldn't get enough of Ethan and Riley. This is such an emotional story I was in tears through half the book. Some sad tears and then the happy tears followed. Burton brings passion, love, and most of all forgiveness to a whole new level. The ending was dynamite. I wished it was longer, but I am keeping my fingers crossed that we will get a chance to see Wyatt and Brody, Ethan's brothers, in their own love stories.
I think they need it. For all those who want a romantic, holiday story this is the one for you. Although it's a short read, I would recommend this in a heart beat. Dec 05, LaFleurBleue rated it really liked it Shelves: This was a short story - around 85 pages - a format which I usually do not really like as it does not allow much room for characterization, development and emotions. However this one worked out really well on most aspects: I bought quite easily the This was a short story - around 85 pages - a format which I usually do not really like as it does not allow much room for characterization, development and emotions.
One thing that irritated me is that the hero says once he never had sex with his previous wife, the OW, except maybe for that first night drunk, except how come they managed to have a daughter a few years back? So why lie and try to embellish explanations by making up the truth? Nov 28, Nicole rated it really liked it Shelves: Carina Press Publish Date: NetGalley Riley Jensen is a big name country music star, who was talked into doing a documentary in her childhood home town. Not really wanting to go back, she grudgingly agrees and within moments of arriving in town, finds herself face to face with the man who broke her heart and caused her to leave in the first place.
Ethan Kent loved Riley for as long as he could remember, and still dealt with the loss of her every day. But his d Publisher: But his daughter has kept him living in his hometown, trying to make the best life possible for her.
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One look at Riley threatens his control, and memories and desires from his past suddenly come back to the forefront. But, will one magical Christmas celebration be enough to bring these two lost souls together? I absolutely adored this story. It was sweet, romantic, heart breaking, and full of holiday cheer.
Riley was such a strong and amazing, but incredibly lonely lead character. After having her heart broken in high school, finding her boyfriend and love in bed with her best friend, she runs as fast as she can to pursue a singing career. Within no time, she makes in big and never looks back, living her life in studios and on the road.
My heart bleed for her, but I was so glad to see that she was able to accept the past couldn't be changed, but instead tried to just life for the future. While at first I wanted to hate Ethan on principal alone, he wormed his way under my skin and into my heart. Especially once the truth came out of his betrayal. The way that he was towards his daughter was so sweet and genuine, and I love when stories show the strength and bonds that fathers create with their daughters. Burton does an amazing job of showcasing that relationship.
The secondary characters were also a highlight in this book for me. Ethan's brothers and parents provided some great comedic and lighthearted relief during the stressful and emotional times between Riley and Ethan. It was the perfect mix of strong emotions, and fun lighthearted moments.
When asked, Burton said that she would like to write the Kent brother's stories, but that there is nothing currently in the words.
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I can only hope that she finds the time to write those stories, I know that they would be amazing. Jan 21, Paige rated it liked it Shelves: I wouldn't consider this to be a 'regular length' book. Although in the nook it was pages, there were a number of times that it skipped some pages.
The story itself was lovely and I can't wait to read the second one. Robert Irvin , Andrew Rhodes. Wait, Is Mary Poppins a Witch? Christmas Films I've Seen Share this Rating Title: What She Wants for Christmas 4. Use the HTML below. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options.
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A young accountant tries to save a toy factory where she works from being closed down, while also pursuing a romance with the mysterious new factory worker who comes to her small town. Forest City depends entirely on the Aikens Christmas decoration factory. Local economics graduate Judith 'Noelle' Dunn returned there to finish her thesis by analyzing the plant.
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