What a great way to start off my Christmas reading! Dreaming About Forever by Mandi Blake, set in a small, charming town in Colorado, is a sweet, Christmasy romance with great main and secondary characters and a bit of intrigue which kept me turning the pages.
I loved the sweet romance in this story. From the first time Alicia and Jordan meet their chemistry is off the charts. I loved them both, but Jordan ended up being my favorite character in the book. He just might be, in my opinion, the best character Mandi Blake has ever written. He’s strong, protective and a smidge gruff. I also loved his family and I hope we eventually get more of their stories!
When you’re ready to begin your Christmas reading, this is the story I highly recommend starting with! 5 stars!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own. The faith thread is light.
Her handsome bodyguard is doing a great job protecting her from reporters, but she may need to protect her heart.
Former child sitcom star Alicia Carver loves the spotlight, but since launching her pop music career, the dirtier side of the business has been out to tear her apart. When her parents are charged with embezzlement, and her A-list fiancé dumps her on the red carpet, her perfect life crumbles faster than her rise to fame. Retreating to a small town seems like the best choice she has to avoid the press.
Jordan Taylor’s plan to retire from the army when he was old and gray crashed and burned in Kandahar along with his best friend. Protecting entitled celebrities from paparazzi was the last thing he wanted, but no one else would hire an amputee with an attitude problem. If babysitting a pop princess wasn’t bad enough, his next job is sending him home to Redemption Ridge to spend Christmas with the family he hasn’t seen in years.
Alicia’s heartbreak is soothed by the picturesque Christmas town, but her stoic bodyguard will barely loosen up enough to show her around. His past and his body are covered in scars, and she can’t help but wonder if he needs healing in Redemption Ridge just as much as she does.
Between Jordan, his family, and the townspeople who have welcomed her with open arms, Alicia is torn between rekindling her love of music and finding a forever home in Redemption Ridge. When the rumors start flying and wrecking her new happiness, will Alicia be able to set things right before the real world tears her new dream apart?Visit Redemption Ridge, Colorado and enjoy the faith, friendships, and forever-afters of the Christmas in Redemption Ridge series of Christian romance.
This series is a spin-off continuation of the best-selling Heroes of Freedom Ridge Series with all new characters and traditions, but the same magic of community and romance readers love.