Candy Cane Christmas (Cottonbloom #3.5)by Laura Trentham

ebook, 90 pages
Published October 25th 2016 by Swerve
3.5 Stars

Synopsis: A very Cottonbloom Christmas!

Jeremy Whitehurst has tried to leave his bad-boy behavior and tarnished image behind in Alabama for a fresh start in Cottonbloom, Louisiana. Unfortunately, trouble has dogged him across state lines. Stepping up and protecting a young woman from her abusive boyfriend earned him a beat-down and got him fired. Although the thanks in the girl’s dark eyes made it all worth it, he recognizes she’s just a different kind of trouble. A trouble he’s not sure he can stay away from.

One rebellious summer dented Kayla Redmond’s carefree innocence. Now her focus is on completing her associate’s degree for bookkeeping, and no one is going to derail her plans. Unfortunately, her job at Fournette Brothers Designs puts her in the path of the one man who has seen her at her worst, yet his blue eyes don’t judge her. He sees beyond the brokenness inside of her and rouses her wild side once more. But, that’s what got her in trouble in the first place.

Christmas is coming and Kayla’s ready to forgive herself and take a chance. But the holiday has only ever brought heartache to Jeremy. No Christmas miracle kept his mother clean or out of jail. Will one reckless night and some time spent in the back of a cop car be the best present Jeremy’s ever been given?

My Review: This short novella was an extremely quick read. I have not read the previous books in this series, but I need to. I recommend you have read them in order to truly appreciate this story.

Jeremy Whitehurst had a terrible childhood and became rebellious and got into a lot of trouble back in Alabama. He moved to Cottonbloom, Louisiana. He now leads a quiet and low-key lifestyle that suits him just fine. He works for the Fournette Brothers and is treated like family by them. Kayla Redmond has a troubled past as well. She got involved with an abusive man who has left her reluctant to trust again. While going to school to become a bookkeeper, she is hired by the Fournette Brothers. Can she and Jeremy, the man who saved her from her ex, have a relationship? Can they trust again and get over their pasts? Will love between employees cause problems? With Christmas fast, approaching can these two damaged and weary souls find the strength to take a chance on love again??

This was a sweet Christmas romance, but be prepared for the descriptions of their sexual antics. This did not spoil the book for me, but if that is not your cup of tea, you might be disappointed with the book. I recommend this to romantics everywhere. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.