Christmas at Twilight
Genre: Romance, Christmas
Summary (from Goodreads): It's Christmas in Twilight, Texas. The Cookie Club is baking, the town is decorated, and Delta Force Operator "Hutch" Hutchinson has finally, reluctantly, returned home . . .
. . . only to get pepper sprayed by the delicious- looking stranger who's taken over his house. She says her name is Jane, and she immediately sets down ground rules. Top priority: no touching. For Hutch that isn't easy—he was wounded in action, but one part is still working very well.
Then Hutch learns the truth. Jane harbors a frightening secret—she's really Meredith Sommers, on the run from a dangerous ex-husband and desperately in need of the safety Hutch can provide. In that moment, he vows he'd do anything in his power to protect her. And as Christmas approaches, they discover that their love can conquer the past and overcome any obstacle—but what price will they pay?
Review: This was a sweet little book to read before Christmas; I had never read a romance by this author, and I enjoyed her writing style. The characters were well developed, the plot was interesting, the writing was smooth, and the dialogue was realistic. There was definitely a little bit of descriptive hanky panky going on, so be forewarned before you pick it up. My only complaints were that the author has incorporated a lot of issues in this book (bipolar disorder, PTSD, and domestic violence) and that she brought in a lot of miscellaneous characters that aren't important to the story and get a little confusing (which makes sense when you realize that she has a series of books about the people in this town, and she's trying to update the reader about their lives, a la Debbie Macomber).
If I'm in the mood for a romance novel, I would definitely choose another by Lori Wilde.
Rating: 4 stars (for a romance)