Monday, November 18, 2013

Down to You by Addison Kline

 Holly Edgemont used to love celebrating Christmas, that is, until her whole world was turned upside down by an unexpected divorce from her college sweetheart Brant. This year, not only is she divorced, but the kids are going out of state with her ex Brant, leaving her utterly alone. Holly's party-girl friend Sloane tries to break her out of her frump by dragging her along to holiday parties where Holly meets cute and available Chris. But when Holly realizes that she still has feelings for Brant, she has a decision to make: Learn to trust her long time love who broke her heart, or move on for good.

Brant Edgemont is a divorced father of three, and hopelessly in love with his ex-wife, Holly. He made the biggest mistake of his life walking out two years ago. Despite his pleas to reconnect, Holly still resists him. Is it too late to rekindle their love? Or will Holly move on for good, leaving Brant himself heartbroken and alone?

Down To You is not just a romantic love story. It is a story of familial love, friendship, betrayal, redemption, and the magic that can happen at Christmas time when friends and family join together.

 4 stars
This was a heartwarming story of second chance, friendship, family, and a little Christmas cheer tossed in too. I love Christmas time and spending it with family and friends and this book shows all reasons why I love it. It was a sweet story that shows how friends will do anything to make friends happy including dragging them out when they don't want to go just to try to make them happy and have some fun when they think they need it. It is about family coming together and being happy, giving relationships second chances and the joy that the holiday season can bring. I loved the way it was written and the characters were lovable and easy to read. It was a nice change from the rich fabulous people to just an everyday group of people going through life and loving one another. It was just a sweet short read that reminds you that people aren't perfect and not everyone is as strong as the person next to them and everyone handles things different and maybe not the right way at first but a second chance can bring so much happiness that it is worth the fight to keep them in your life. I saw on the cover that it says The Love On Edge Series and this makes me happy that it is a series and that there is hope for another book with the same characters because I really want more of them.