Series: O’Neil Brothers Book #3
Author: Sarah Morgan
Blurb: This winter, ex-skiing champion, reformed heartbreaker and single dad Tyler O’Neil has only one mission—making sure his daughter, Jess, has the best Christmas ever. The fact that his best friend, Brenna, is also temporarily moving into his chalet at the overbooked Snow Crystal resort is a delicious distraction he’s simply going to have to ignore. Theirs is the one relationship he’s never ruined, and he’s not about to start now.
Ski pro Brenna Daniels knows all about the perils of unrequited love—she’s been in love with Tyler for years. But living with him is absolute torture… How can she concentrate on being his friend when he’s sleeping in the room next door? Then when Tyler kisses Brenna, suddenly the relationship she’s always dreamed of feels so close she could almost touch it. Could this be the Christmas her dreams of a happy-ever-after finally come true?
Thoughts: This was the absolute perfect holiday book. I’m a sucker for the log-time crush stories, and this one has that in spades – not to mention a few extra twists and turns that make this one just one of those books that keeps you enthralled. Definitely a feel good story that is perfect for this time of year. But it might take more than just a matchmaking teen and an interfering family to get these two together!
The downside was that the “crush” aspect did seem to stretch on for an abnormally long time before things seemed to progress anywhere. I liked that it was easy to jump into without reading previous books in the series, but there were moments where you could see the obvious entanglements of the other characters and the threads of their storylines interwoven in the story. The beauty of the ending though….it just really brought it all together and made it all worth it! Just a perfect, perfect, PERFECT holiday read!