A Last Chance Christmas

A Last Chance Christmas (Harlequin BlazeSons of Chance) - Vicki Lewis Thompson

He cared about her more than he'd cared about any woman he'd been with, maybe more than any person he knew.

It is getting closer to Christmas (even though we still have a little ways to go) and when I saw this available as a 'read now' on NetGalley I thought I'd get it to ease myself into the Christmas mood. This was a relatively short read which would be good to read on a snowy day while curled up in a warm blanket.

While I did like both of the main characters, Molly and Ben, I had a hard time really connecting with them. Ben didn't have a great childhood and it is talked about a little but I never really felt like I read enough about it to really see why he acts the way he does. I didn't feel like I got to see enough of Molly's personality and view of herself before she met Ben. The first couple of interactions between them were downright awkward and had me cringing. I wondered how they would end up together if that was how they acted around each other. Luckily they became more comfortable around each other and their relationship was much more interesting. There were some really good steamy scenes in here (some of my favorites took place in the tractor barn) and I liked that those scenes did not dominate the book.

There is one thing that is really keeping Molly and Ben from really committing every thing to each other. I did not think that it was that big of a deal but one of them was just too stubborn to see it my way. I've seen this done in other books and there was just nothing that made the internal conflict fresh or really all that necessary. It just felt like it was put into the story because without it the story would have been way too short. At least if there was going to be something keeping these characters from really committing then I would have liked to have read more about what happened previously to make the one character feel like they needed to put up all their walls.

This was a short, fast, and overall all enjoyable read. Nothing really makes this book really stand out all that much but it was nice reading about Molly and Ben. I also had fun imagining Luke Bryan as Ben. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the galley.