We were introduced to Rory and Max in The Trouble with Mistletoe, the second novel in the Heartbreaker Bay series. Rory works for Willa in her pet store, and Max has a dog who he brings in for grooming a lot more than a dog probably needs to get groomed, just so he can talk, or stare broodingly at Rory. In this short novella, we learn that Max and Rory have a past when he offers to drive her home for Christmas. The weather creates a lot of complications for the two of them, and they discover things about each other that helps them heal a past rift.
I grew to love Rory in The Trouble with Mistletoe. She is a little hard because she left home at seventeen, but she has a soft gooey inside. I love that Max see’s through that hard outer layer and dives right into her warm gooey center. Too much? Lol. Maybe, but I can’t help it. I loved One Snowy Night, it struck the right chord, and felt more like a novel than a novella. This short story was told well, and had a beginning, middle and a very satisfying end. Great job Ms. Shalvis!
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