Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Novella, Romance
Publication Date: December 4, 2018 by Forever Yours
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Source: Publisher via Netgalley
Elise Maxwell is loving her first Christmas with her husband, Jay Smith. So far, newlywed life has been filled with laughter and lots of steamy marital "bliss." But when Elise discovers she's accidentally, against-all-odds pregnant, happily-ever-after screeches to a halt. Although she sees it as a Christmas miracle, Elise knows her new husband might not agree...
Jay never wanted to be a father. In fact, he's avoided it his entire life, worried he'd repeat the patterns of his own messed-up childhood. He's madly in love with Elise and, until now, he thought they were on the same page about not having children. But her surprise pregnancy changes everything. Elise is suddenly committed to parenthood, and Jay knows he can't lose her. Facing his deepest fears will be difficult, but with a little holiday magic, Jay might be able to prove to Elise that - as a family - they're destined to live merrily ever after.
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“‘You turned my life upside-down,’ he went on. ‘You walked into my life, and all my preconceived notions about how I want to live flew out the window. You remade me.'”
Wow, the Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series is one of my favorites of the year, and this newest installment did not disappoint. Elise and Jay were side characters in the first book One and Only, who we didn’t know much about until the prequel novella Once Upon a Bride (where I fell in love with them).
I was super excited to read this novella because I read Once Upon a Bride last month and loved the book and this couple SO MUCH. They are so cute together, and their story is so swoony I needed more. This novella definitely satisfied my need to know more about this Elise and Jay. It’s set the weeks leading up to Christmas, and Elise and Jay find out news they didn’t think was possible. Instead of celebrating the holiday season happily, the couple is struggling to decide how their relationship is going to progress. Even though the novella was short, it packed a lot of emotional material into a quick, unputdownable read.
This was such a good novella, and if you’re a fan of Jenny Holiday’s newest series, I definitely recommend picking up this story!