Author: Lori Waters
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Wild Rose Press
SYNOPSIS: Mary Walker has a habit of giving in when it comes to her mother, but this time her mom went too far. At first glance, the gift seems innocent. Seven days at a lovely Vermont inn in mid-December is Mary’s idea of the perfect Christmas present – that is until she discovers her traveling companion’s identity.
The Rekindle Inn is the last place J.T. Walker wants to spend his Christmas vacation; much less in the company with the woman who’d recently ripped his heart to shreds. A challenge of wills, and the need to show Mary he no longer cares, has him on the plane to Santaville faster than the time it takes to unwrap a candy cane.
The Rekindle Inn specializes in mending relationships, but when the Walkers check-in, it will take more than a little Christmas magic to bring these two broken hearts back together. More like a Christmas miracle.
REVIEW: I loved this story. Mary is as stubborn if not more than, her soon to be ex-husband J.T. They don’t communicate with each other and that is a lot of their problem. They both won’t give an inch and find themselves at the Rekindle Inn and Mary is in heaven. She loves Christmas and all the decorations and the little town that is there. They are both on a strict schedule and have to stick to it. They both agree because they do some of the things separate.
They both start to relax and enjoy each other’s company again. If anything JT and Mary would like to remain friends. They have a few weeks before the divorce is final and they both think this week will be a waste of time but decide to enjoy it.
JT has noticed that Mary’s eyes don’t have the sparkle like they used too. He wanted to see her happy again. When they go snowmobiling and Mary gets hurt, JT takes care of her and realizes that he could lose her forever not just as his wife. He is going to do whatever he can to get her back. Things are going great and they make love. Mary tells JT she hasn’t been with anyone since him.
When the end of their stay comes, David arrives to pick up Mary. When she gets JT’s phone by accident there is a message from a girl that Mary has thought JT was having an affair with all along. She leaves with David but breaks up with him because she has already given her heart to JT and no one else will be able to have it. David is so full of himself he says she will regret this decision and anyone will be happy to have him. She wishes him well and then decides to have a talk to her mother. She has let her mother tell her what to do for so long she decides to stand up to her.
JT does the same to his dad and finds out that his dad has always been proud of him. That isn’t how it seemed to JT and he tells his dad he is going to do everything he can to get Mary back. Read this story to see if JT and Mary get their Christmas miracle and rekindle the love they had for each other.
I highly recommend this story.