Chloe Davenport finally gets the break she has been waiting for She has been waitressing at the local diner while freelancing at the local paper She wants to be a full time journalist and gets her chance when the editor of the paper has to take another assignment for three months But she finds she has to deal with a boss who is difficult to please to say the least Bret Radner had aspirati The term gentle romance is a perfect description of this book Tall Pine is an idyllic holiday setting If it seems too slow paced for an American town in the twenty first century that is also part of its charm Bret and Chloe s romance is strictly isses only and even isses are in short supply My reaction was mixed I admit that Do Not Open Til Christmas has the appeal of a Thomas Kincade Christmas card and I am enough of a sentimentalist about the holiday to be seduced by that uality On the other hand I like deeper character exploration than this book offers I felt that my understanding of Bret and Chloe was too superficial to be satisfyingIf the verbal version of sugar plums is your idea of a holiday reading treat you will likely enjoy this book If you anticipate something spicier or substantive you probably want to give this one a passSee full review at The Romance Dish Do Not Open Til Christmas is the third book in Sierra Donovan s Evergreen Lane Novels series and is a delightful Christmas romance The characters are likeable and realistic Ms Donovan s storyline and characters are well developed and the story flows along at a steady pace The books in this series can be read as standalones I highly recommend this bookThe story takes place in the small town of Tall Pine Chloe Davenport is an aspiring author who works as a waitress at the Pine n Dine restaurant and is a freelance reporter for the Tall Pine Gazette Bret Radner had a promising career as a hard hitting journalist for a major newspaper but family matters brought him back to Tall Pine and working as a reporter for Tall Pine Gazette Bret s boss is called out of town Bret is temporarily promoted to the paper s editor and Chloe is brought in as a full time employee for three months to help him Chloe is a good write but Bret often seems over critical and demanding of her Chloe and Bret have a mutual attraction for each other but Chloe doesn t think it would be proper to have a relationship with her boss and Bret has a lot of baggage and doesn t want to let anyone get close to himI received an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed it Don t Open Til ChristmasBook 4 in the Evergreen Series by Sierra Donovan Love this series Chloe Davenport a waitress at the local diner and a freelance reporter at the local newspaper the Tall Pine Gazette What she doesn t expect is Brett Radner He s taking over for the editor temporarily But why he s been hard on her ever since she set foot in the door she doesn t now She loves Christmas and he doesn T For Some Reason She Wants To for some reason She wants to some Christmas articles but Brett only approves some She accepts it Does her work Brett nows he s hard on Chloe but isn t uite sure why There s something about her He s attracted to her One fatal mistake he made might cost him big time See what happens Truly sweet
And Sad At The Same Time Do sad at the same time Do out all the Books in An Evergreen Lane Novel Series It will get you in the mood for Christmas That s what Ms Donovan does she puts you into the holiday spirit Freelance reporter Chloe Davenport finally has a chance to show how good of a writer she is and hopefully earn herself a full time position with the Gazette However proving herself to Bret Radner the man that s been put in charge while the boss is away isn t easy Still she s determined not to give up even if it means challenging him on just about everything Yet the time Chloe spends with Bret the determined she is to break through his tough exterior and hopefully bring something good back into his life during Christmastime Will Chloe be able to get through to Bret and show him that Christmas is a time of joy or will she lose the man she s falling in love withThis is the first book I ve read of this series and I ve got to say that this story had everything I love in a romance such as wonderful dialogue that had me loving the banter between the hero and heroine as Chloe challenges Bret romance such as wonderful dialogue that had me loving the banter between the hero and heroine as Chloe challenges Bret her smarts and her drive to prove she can be a great journalist and enjoyable main characters with back stories that just made me eep reading especially that of the hero as Christmas isn t a happy time for him Will he ever be happy at Christmas again Will the heroine be able to help him overcome the grief he s held on to for years because of what happened around ChristmastimeAs for the dialogue it was intense due to the main characters back stories but the story did stir plenty of emotion too smiling laughing a few tears as the heroine does her best to prove her worth with the stories she writes which had an effect on the hero when it came to one particular story and the lose of someone he loved and does everything in her power to help the hero mov. What happens when a Scrooge like boss and a determined young woman have to work together during the holidays A Christmas of surprises Bret Radner once dreamed of being a hard hitting journalist exposing corruption and writing Pulitzer winning pieces But heart tugging circumstances ept him at the Tall Pine Gazette where small town life new neighbors and human interest stories are the news In charge for E forward and give him a reason to see Christmas as something than a holiday where he s still grieving the lose of someone Moreover the heroine is resilient driven and passionate about writing which she hopes to take to another level with what she s doing that she opens up to the hero about I also liked how the heroine challenged the hero and got him to open up about why Christmas is such a painful time for him and why he s living in a small town instead of working in a big city While the hero he s a talented reporter a good son to a father that s struggling with his own pain and I liked how the heroine got under his skin Since he needed help to finally heal from his loss and not allow Christmas to remind him of such a painful time in his life Really the heroine brings joy and I liked that she wasn t afraid to push him a little to open up to her because he needed to open up to someone I also liked how loyal the hero was when it came to all he s done for his family even though it doesn t seem fair at times with all that he s sacrificed Overall Ms Donovan has penned a fantastic and mesmerizing read in this book where the chemistry between this couple was strong and had me completely hooked because the hero needs Chloe in his life to be able to heal the romance was lightly detailed but still shows off how great these two are together and the ending had me worried for one of the main characters Yet in saying that I loved how things worked out for the hero and heroine as he would do anything for the heroine which is proven by the lengths he goes to for her because he can t lose her However it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up perfectly because Bret is so creative in the way he has such a way with words and I loved the last line I would recommend Do Not Open Til Christmas by Sierra Donovan if you enjoy Christmas romances the enemy to lovers trope or books by authors Sharla Lovelace Stacy Finz Samantha Chase and Cynthia Tennent Every year after the end of summer children and adults begin a Christmas countdown to December 25 Sierra Donovan invites us back to Evergreen Lane for a delightful well written holiday read to put us in the holiday spirit early in the season Do Not Open Til Christmas continues what has become a new Christmas tradition that began with Do You Believe in Santa followed by last year s We Need A Little Christmas Bret Radner is an experience top notch journalist who temporarily steps into the shoes as Editor of Tall Pine Gazette He is working for a small town local newspaper but his past experience includes the Washington Post so why is he working for Tall Pine GazetteChloe Davenport who is also filling shoes on a temporally bases as reporter at the Gazette she Davenport who is also filling shoes on a temporally bases as reporter at the Gazette she gets a chance to use her college education and resigns her waitress job at the Pine n Dine Chloe wants to see if maybe this is what she wants her career inChloe embraces
Christmas to the fullest very excited to write stories during the most wonderful time of the year But when she to the fullest very excited to write stories during the most wonderful time of the year But when she up any topic dealing with Christmas Bret shots them down and after a frown on this face when Chloe decorates her desk for Christmas Chloe begins to wonder is Bret the new Scrooge Why is Bret so anti Christmas Bret recognizes Chloe is an attractive coworker and everyone in town is wondering if Bret is blind on top of being a Christmas Scrooge A professional event brings Chloe and Bret closer but Bret firmly believes you don t mix business with pleasure Bret efforts to push Chloe away and Mother Nature rears her ugly head now Chloe maybe in trouble on Christmas Eve that is when Bret realizes he needs to correct his mistakeI ve stated my countdown until the next adventure on Evergreen Lane I hope Sierra Donovan brings us delightful stories from this small town USA including Ramona Billone and her sister Kelly Delightful heart warming stories from a superb writer that will not only help you catch the holiday spirit but you too might find yourself counting down to the next Sierra Donovan read and December 25 every year I nice Christmas read Good old fashioned love story I even got glassy eyes at one point There were funny bits as well The background of the story being in the news room of the local newspaper made it interesting Lots of news worthy stories Bret was a Christmas hater for his own reasons But Chloe eventually thawed him out This is a good Christmas romance that was well written Chloe Davenport is a waitress in a small town but hopes to be a reporter Bret Radner had once hoped to be a Pulitzer writer who hasn t uite made it that far Bret is Chloe s boss and of course the two clash one still believes in Christmas magic the other doesn t A bit predictable but warm and heartfelt A lovely slow building small town holiday romance What Rudolph wasn t available Do Not Open Til Christmas is a lovely slow building small town holiday romance Even though it s the third book in the author s Evergreen Lane series and there are interconnected characters it works well as a standalone read if that is your preference Evergreen Lane is the major thoroughfare in th. He entire holiday season Bret is determined to run the newsroom right Yet with a too pretty rookie reporter to train he finds himself challenged on just about everything A waitress at the Pine 'n' Dine restaurant freelance reporter Chloe Davenport finally gets her big chance to work full time for the Gazette But proving herself to her handsome boss won't be easy He turns down all her holiday themed stori.
Free download Do Not Open til ChristmasE picturesue off the beaten path town of Tall Pine situated about two hours from Los Angeles amongst snow capped mountains This is the story of Bret Radner an experienced ace reporter and Chloe Davenport a rookie reporter They both work at the town s sole newspaper the Tall Pine Gazette This story made me hungry for some really good hot chocolate so I d advise having some on hand before you beginAs the story opens Bret is temporarily taking on the job as editor during the busy Christmas season while his boss is out of town With Bret filling the editor s position the department is short a reporter A female freelancer has been hired to fill the slot and Bret will have the responsibility of training her Chloe is excited to leave her waitressing job to put her college degree to good use working full time at the Tall Pine Gazette However her new boss is an attractive nerdy Scrooge no nonsense tough critical and demanding Bret reuires that she provide a minimum of ten stories a week but when Chloe proposes any stories related to Christmas Bret shoots down her ideas When Chloe decks her desk for the holidays Bret calls her desk a distraction But Chloe is absolutely determined Can these two survive the season working togetherBret and Chloe are both likeable and genuine but they are complete opposites when it comes to Christmas Chloe embraces the season and Bret just needs to live through it They are each secretly attracted to the other but neither will mix business with pleasure Then Bret makes one mistake that may cost him everythingFollowing please find a few of my favorite uotes from Do Not Open Til Christmas The moment was almost gone and it would never be here again so before it was over before he could stop himself before Chloe could get her eys in the door he wheeled around pulled her into his arms and New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood kissed her He felt lightheaded almost dizzy as he deepened theiss his fingers curling lightly around the tendrils of her hair His other arm encircled her waist pressing her closer and for a moment he went for broke Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman's Buddhist Journey kissing her with everything he had And now that henew he wasn t going to get his face slapped he slowed down to take his time and do it right The outside world simply ceased to exist There was only Chloe warm in his embrace as her lips responded to his Her fingertips dug into his shoulders as she pressed closer Then her lips parted to his and there was no mistaking the passion in her response Wild and sweet His eyes were closed but in his mind s eye he saw the lights of the giant tree and he new he d found a Christmas memory worth eepingA while back I read the first book in this series and thoroughly enjoyed Mandy s story I don t now how I missed the second book in the series but I plan to rectify that omission soon While this series does not have to be read in order I omission soon While this series does not have to be read in order I never forgotten Mandy s memory of Santa Claus from the first book and that enchanting memory was re inserted into this story making me hold my breath until the grand reveal Again if you are a newbie to the series no worries as the author fills in everything you need to now The author addresses some serious subjects in a thoughtful manner within hospice end of life decisions and returning disabled vets I appreciate the considerate way she focuses attention on these important issues without detracting from
the entertainment ofentertainment of storyDo Not Open Til Christmas is a delightful well written romance teeming with the magic of the holiday season The epilogue is absolutely wonderful I ve already read it multiple times If you are searching for a sweet heart warming romance to help you catch the Christmas spirit I d encourage you to check out Sierra Donovan s Evergreen Lane series My full review is published at Reading Between the Wines Book Club Please check it out there Brett is chomping to get his teeth into some real journalism and be challenged in his job So when his boss is relocated to another paper for a few months Brett jumps at the chance to take his job Right before he leaves his boss hires one of the free lance writers to fill Brett s place Chloe supplements her writing with working at the local diner So she s thrilled to land the opportunity for a full time writing job at the paper But Brett is not the easiest boss to work for He embodies Scrooge and Chloe loves Christmas It s not looking like the two of them will ever work out their differences to create a nice working environment let alone be friendsThis was a good story It had lots of feels tension between the two main characters family and a tiny bit of drama It was your typical contemporary romance that has an assured ending But I think the author did a great job of creating chemistry between the characters The secondary characters played well with the plot and were authentic There were several little side stories or characters that led me to believe this might be in a series but the book worked well as a stand alone I enjoyed reading this and will be interested to see what else the author has writtenI received a copy of this book from NetGalley All thoughts expressed are my own. Es and in fact doesn't seem to like Christmas at all Yet the closer Chloe works with Bret the she realizes that his tough exterior conceals a hidden hurt and a heart she wants to fill with glad tidings of great joy for many seasons to come Sierra Donovan captures the magic of Christmas in this charming and romantic tale I smiled the entire time I was reading it Shirlee McCoy on We Need a Little Christmas.