by Katy Regnery
Published by Boroughs Publishing Group on November 1, 2013
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance
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Waitress Tess Branson has earned a bad reputation, and the nickname “Fast Tessie,” as result of her poor judgement where men are concerned. She learned from a young age that men – of all ages – were only interested in one thing, which has made Tess distrustful even though she yearns for love.
Lucas Flynn, the short order cook at the restaurant where Tess works, has just been released on parole. After committing a terrible crime and losing someone he loved, he’s trying to get his life back on track. The last thing he needs is to get tangled up with a kind, pretty waitress who has problems of her own.
Tess makes a wish on a star one wintry night, but it's going to take a heap of Christmas magic to help it come true!
I loved this novella! I’m a hopeless romantic so I love reading about 2 people who haven’t had a chance of finding true love. Tess and Lucas have made some mistakes in the past, which for Tess is a constant reminder as a result of living in a small town. I really enjoyed Tess and Lucas because they were realistic characters, someone you may easily know. They aren’t supermodels with perfect bodies. They are normal, hardworking people who we can all identify with.
This is the second book I’ve read from Katy and I am a huge fan of hers! This story brought up mixed emotions for me: from anger and sadness for the way Tess had been treated by the town, to heart pounding and tears for the romantic moments! For me these are signs of a good writer!
This novella is only 44 pages but I think it was a perfect length for their story. The story was well written and didn’t drag at any moment. But I do hope that Katy treats us to more of their story in the future!
This is a novella for the Hearts of Montana series, but it is written so it can be read as a standalone. But I do recommend you read the first book By Proxy so you can enjoy more of Katy Regnery and the people of Gardiner, Montana!
I had the honor of sharing the exclusive cover reveal for The Christmas Wish. To celebrate the upcoming release Katy is giving away 5 e-copies!
Be sure to enter this great giveaway!!