Hi there! Today I’m sharing a review for a sweet Christmas romance from Kate Kisset. KISSING MR. MISTLETOE is the first book in her Holidays in the Vineyard series and features a second-chance romance between a country singer and the girl who didn’t follow his showbiz dreams years ago. Since I liked JUST A KISS, I thought I’d give this one a whirl.
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About the book:
You are cordially invited to spend your HOLIDAYS IN THE VINEYARD
Ever since his last remaining relative died, Country music star Trace Montgomery has avoided California, specifically his home town, Napa Valley. Trace can’t stand the memories.
Seven days before the holiday, he’s forced to return to wine country to sell the St. Helena Christmas tree farm he inherited from his uncle. With his sidekick guitar Lola nearby, a past love, the one that got away, falls into his arms while trying to turn a vineyard bunny sculpture into a reindeer. Now, Trace can’t stop thinking about her. He’s making up naughty lyrics to Christmas songs…
Single mom, Monique Jacobson doesn’t have time for a bath, never mind a romance. She’s working hard to secure a promotion and pay raise from Santino Winery that will allow her and her daughter to move out of Nana’s little B&B.
St. Helena and Napa Valley hotels are booked for the holiday, and Monique finds Trace holed up with her and her daughter at her gran’s Napa B&B for a Christmas in wine country. Will they rediscover the love they lost and rekindle Christmas magic under the mistletoe?
*Kissing Mr. Mistletoe is a standalone read. Although you may recognize some of the names, this Christmas gem features its own cast of lovable and sexy characters.
This is a standalone romance in a new series featuring Napa Valley love.
Trace Montgomery left his Napa Valley roots six years ago to chase his music dreams. He’s got a couple tours under his belt, and is well on his way to becoming ahousehold name. He returns to St. Helena to close down and sell his uncle’s Christmas tree farm. His uncle, his last living relative, died just over a year ago, and the farm is not doing so well under the stewardship of a long-time employee. Trace either needs to commit to being there, and making it profitable, or sell it.
Monique Jacobson is a practical woman. She and Trace had only dated for six months when his star began to rise. Going on the road seemed a flight of fancy she couldn’t follow. Six years, and one failed marriage later, Monique works as a wine tour operator and lives in her gran’s B & B with her four year old daughter, Adele. Turns out her deadbeat husband had a gambling addiction. No matter. Monique will work her way back, and key to that is putting on a stellar company Christmas party to impress her boss and hopefully get promoted to an event organizer for the winery.
Trace delivers the wrong tree, however, as a favor to his one employee. Monique freaks, but it’s not only her job on the line. Seeing Trace is a shot through her heart. When Trace realizes that his cottage burned down months before, and he was never notified, he ends up staying at Monique’s gran’s B & B. There he falls for both Monique and Adele–if only he didn’t have to leave for his empty, soulless NYC apartment.
This is a cute read, with low conflict and a little bit of sexytimes. Trace is a clueless man when it comes to his personal affairs. He has no idea how to run his tree farm; even Monique has a better business sense than he does. Monique’s willing to give Trace a piece of herself, now, knowing he’s not sticking around because she’s learned life isn’t fair. For me there seemed to be a lot of conveniences in the plot and stuff that was mentioned, like her wanting a better job, but not resolved on the page. While it gave me a sense of incompleteness, I doubt it’ll bother most readers. As with the previous book from this author, it’s super breezy, with a nice group of people getting all their Christmas dreams come true.
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About the Author:
Former San Francisco Radio Disc Jockey Kate Kisset has a passion for telling great stories. After playing thousands of Hot AC, Country, Rock and Oldies tunes, for her primarily female fan base, she changed her tune and became an author.
Just a Kiss is the first book in her wine country romance series, The Single Girls Wine Club.
She lives in Northern California and Santa Barbara with her family and rescue pup “editor” Luciana Parmigiana, where she hikes, reads, listens to music, and drinks wine.