Review: Holiday Ever After by Jill Shalvis

Holiday Ever After 

Jill Shalvis 

Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 26th 2021 by Avon

 

 

Three fan-favorite Jill Shalvis novellas are together for the first time in this holiday anthology!

One Snowy Night
It’s Christmas Eve and Rory Andrews is desperate to get home to her family. Problem is, her only ride to Lake Tahoe comes in the form of the annoyingly handsome Max Stranton, her long-time crush, and his big, goofy, lovable dog. A long road trip in a massive blizzard might be just what they need to face their past…and one steamy, snowy night is all it takes to bring Max and Rory together at last.

Holiday Wishes
When Sean O’Riley shows up for his older brother’s bachelor weekend, the last person he expects to see is Lotti Hartford, the woman he lost his virginity to a decade ago. As the weekend continues, Sean realizes he wants to leave his hook-up life behind, but can he convince Lotti to open her heart to him again?

Mistletoe in Paradise
Years after their secret fling ended, Hannah isn’t eager to see James during their families’ annual joint holiday-themed yacht adventure. But when they’re the only people who show up, James and Hannah are stuck together on the high seas for days. As the former lovers try to make the best of the Christmas snafu, they soon realize the best things in life can’t be planned, and sometimes love is sweeter the second time around.

 

 

 

4 Stars

 

Jill Shalvis always create a story that makes you feel at home, feel good in your heart and very satisfied when you’re finished reading. This collection of short stories it’s just that. Three chances at love, three short stories to get you in the mood for the holidays and a lot of what I love about Jill Shalvis. 

 

One Snowy Night

 

Max and Rory have been friends since high school. Max has alway been front and center in Rory’s book. Crushing on the man for years but never able to tell him. Max blames Rory for missing out on something he wanted. They both have “issues” with each other yet Max is Rory’s ride home for the holidays. When a snowstorm traps them together longer than planned, it’s kind of put up or shut up time. This force proximity story has these two hashing out their past and realizing I just maybe there’s something more in the future.

 

Holiday Wishes- Is it a second chance for Sean and Lotti? They were each other’s first and Sean broke Lotti’s heart. Many years later do the fires still burn as they once did? As a snowstorm extends the stay at Sean‘s brother‘s bachelor party weekend at Lotti’s family’s B&B. Now it’s time to hash out the past and settle it or many just get it burning again! 

 

Mistletoe in Paradise- 

Christmas on a yacht in the Caribbean, yes please sign this girl up. Hannah and James shared a secret lover affair many years ago. The two have a long history with a little bit of tragedy and heartache added in. For the first time in years they are kind of forced together on the family boat. I really enjoyed how they were able to come together, talk out their issues and even found something more. This was my favorite of the three stories. A bit anxiety but a very good story.

 

Jill Shalvis will warm your heart for the holidays with Holiday Ever After. 

 

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