Title: No Place Like Home
Author: Annabelle Jacobs
Publisher: Amazon/Kindle Unlimited
Length: 218 Pages
Category: Contemporary, Holiday Romance
At a Glance: Annabelle Jacobs doesn’t perform a Christmas miracle in No Place Like Home. She delivers a Christmas romance complete with all the gentle, warmhearted sincerity that befits the season.
Reviewed By: Lisa
Blurb: Will Oliver get the gift he’s hoping for this Christmas?
Oliver Walker’s Christmas is shaping up to be a quiet one. That is until hunky neighbour Ed Middleton moves in next door.
Attraction is instant, but Ed is only there temporarily and neither wants to start something with an expiration date.
As the festive season approaches, holiday cheer wraps around them, and giving in to temptation is inevitable. But Ed is still set on moving in the new year—a fresh start, miles away from those he’s closest to.
If Oliver doesn’t want to lose his heart, he’ll have to show Ed that home is wherever he wants it to be, and love is possible no matter what.
Review: Ed Middleton is a man at rather loose ends. He’s just ended a relationship which, frankly, he’s not terribly broken up about. He’s sold the house he and his ex lived in together. And, he’s staying (temporarily) in and renovating his deceased aunt Elise’s bungalow to get it ready to sell. He’s also planning to make a move north, which will surely teach his ex, Tom, a lesson. But will it really, though? Feh. Tom is a tosser, and I feel comfortable in that opinion, even if he never once showed up on page.
Thankfully, Ed met Oliver Walker, the next-door neighbor, before it was too late, because Ed needed an Oliver in his life in a big way. How they met was not necessarily the stuff of romance, but the way their friendship grew, and their emotions became more complicated, was entirely romantic. And then sweet, kind, gentle, charming Oliver—with the help of friends and family, an elderly neighbor, and perhaps even a cat or several—helped Ed to see that his reasoning for the move he’d planned was not at all based on sound judgement.
And all Oliver had to do to change the course of the future was to make Ed fall in love.
Going into a Holiday Romance and coming out of it at the end with all the warm and cozy feelings is the reason so many of us read romances set during the holiday season. Family, home and hearth, and a relationship that begins with attraction and a little conflict, but with a solidly plausible resolution that hinges on communication to move things forward, is never wrong. It was plain to see that Ed and Oliver belonged together as they worked alongside each other to spruce up Elise’s house. What happened in the process, however, is that they’d somehow managed to turn it into Ed’s home, which was not the original intention.
Annabelle Jacobs doesn’t perform a Christmas miracle in No Place Like Home. She delivers a Christmas romance complete with all the gentle, warmhearted sincerity that befits the season.
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