Looking for a bit of romance as you head into the Christmas season? Sugarplum Way may be the book for you.
Julia Landon lives in the small town of Harmony Harbor. Besides running a bookstore, she is also secretly a romance novelist. It just so happens that the hero of her novels seems to be a lot like the real life Aidan Gallagher. He is a dark and brooding cop that has newly arrived back in Harmony Harbor. Divorced and trying to figure out how to be a good dad, Aidan is also still secretly depressed about the death of his mother and young sister in a car accident years before. Back in his home town, Aidan is also suspicious of Julia. Why does she like Christmas so much and why is she always around his family trying to find them their happily ever after? Julia does not want Aidan to find out her secret, but she can’t deny the attraction she has for him.
I enjoyed the story. I found Aidan to be mysterious and I did want to find out the truth behind Julia’s secret. I had not read the previous three books in the series. This mostly did not affect me, but maybe the secret was out in the other books? For me it was an interesting build up to the revelation and fall out that then occurred. I felt the book had just the right mix of humor, Christmas, and light romance.
I really liked the characters. I liked that there was an entire town involved and I loved Julia’s spunk and Christmas cheer. Aidan was appropriately dark and brooding, with a sensitive side underneath. I would have loved to learn more about Julia’s romance novel – I really wanted to read an excerpt!
This quote made me laugh out loud when I was reading this novel:
“A lie by any other name is still a lie.” “How about an alternative fact??
Overall, Sugarplum Way is an enjoyable Christmas novel that will be sure to delight you with its charm this Christmas season!
Book Source: Review Copy for being a part of the TLC Book Tour. Thank-you!