Dreaming of a Heart Lake Christmas has all the makings of a Hallmark classic but with some Hallmark After Dark spiciness sprinkled to it. Upholding the best friend’s brother’s and enemies-to-lovers tropes; Nola’s and Tanner’s relationship from barely tolerating each other to realizing their animosity was because of their underlying attraction that they forcibly ignored for several years was cute to read about. There were some issues that arose that I felt were resolved a little to quickly, but overall this book has all the Christmas goodness one can ask for in a holiday read.
Thank you Forever for the gifted copy. Thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.
When sparks start flying, these total opposites discover Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year.
To raise enough money to start her own business, Nola Bennett needs to sell “The Castle,” her beloved grandmother’s historic house, and get back home to the city. But Heart Lake’s most eligible bachelor is insisting she hang on to the property. He may be one of the hottest, grumpiest men she’s ever seen, but Nola has no time to pine over her high school crush.
All woodworker Tanner Dean wants for Christmas is some peace and quiet, but that’s not going to happen with infuriating, irresistible Nola Bennett back in town. How can he persuade her to keep The Castle out of the hands of greedy developers when sizzling attraction flares every time they’re together? And the more time he spends with Nola, the harder it becomes to picture a future without her—unless he can convince her, once and for all, that Heart Lake is exactly where she belongs.