The Christmas Gift? (A Barlow Sisters Novella)
By Jordan Ford
She’s counting sleeps until she can spend Christmas with her boyfriend. But can she find him the perfect gift to make up for the fact her parents won’t even let him in the house?
Rahn and Roman are in love.
Her parents? Not so much. The last thing they want is their daughter dating a bad boy from the wrong side of town.
For the first time in her life, Rahn is willing to stand up to her family and fight for what she really wants.
But is she strong enough to combat her parents’ vehement disapproval?
Roman wishes he could be a better person for Rahn.
He wishes he could leave his checkered past behind, but he just can’t seem to shake it.
He wants to give Rahn the perfect Christmas, but when she takes off without telling him only four days before the big day, he’s convinced he’s lost the girl he loves.
Can he find out why Rahn left? And where she’s hiding?
Can he convince her to come home in time for Christmas?
If you like sweet romance and relatable characters then you’ll love this addition to the Barlow Sisters trilogy.
Get The Christmas Gift? for your front-row seat to this surprising Christmas romance.
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My rating: 5 of 5 stars
THE CHRISTMAS GIFT? is a novella set in the Barlow Sisters series. No worries if you haven’t read any previous books, though, this is a standalone.
We’ve met both Rahn and Roman in the original series. Rahn is Chloe’s best friend (Foul Play Book 3). Roman is best friends with Cairo (Strike Out Book 2). This is the quintessential opposites attract; boy from the wrong side of the tracks gets the good girl story. Rahn is struggling with her parents’ disdain for Roman. Roman is battling with the feeling of not being good enough for Rahn. When another complication is thrown into the mix, Roman and Rahn find themselves on the brink of breakup. Is their relationship strong enough to withstand this huge obstacle?
I read and loved the entire Barlow Sisters series and I’m super happy that Roman and Rahn find their happy ever after in this sweet, light drama. Yes, there’s a twist in the story that threatens to tear these two apart but it’s also plain to see how much Rahn and Roman adore each other. Novellas are always tricky for me because I often find myself trying to connect to the characters. This one? Nope! I had no problem at all relating to both of these incredibly sweet and REAL individuals. I loved being able to see Rahn and Roman’s strengths as well as their vulnerabilities. Things weren’t easy for them but they preserved together and I enjoyed their journey.
This is an hour or two diversion if you’re looking for a well written story about two young but committed lovers and how they overcome diversity and personal hurdles. Told from dual POVs with a happy, Christmas miracle ending. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book.
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2FiSn5T
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07KDT1KF7
Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07KDT1KF7
Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07KDT1KF7
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