Thursday, 22 November 2012

ARC 5-STAR Review: Under the Mistletoe (Lucky Harbor #6.5) by Jill Shalvis

Original Title: Under the Mistletoe
Series: Lucky Harbor #6.5
Author: Jill Shalvis
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Release Date: December 4th 2012
Source: From the publisher
Genre: Contemporary Romance


There's no place like home for the holidays. And the Lucky Harbor Bed & Breakfast is bursting with festive lights and good cheer. But for Mia, Christmas is turning out to be anything other than merry and bright. Her recent break-up with her boyfriend Nick has made her return bittersweet. But then a surprise arrives, when Nick follows her to town bearing gifts-and asking for forgiveness.

Nick grew up without a family of his own so he's overwhelmed by the love that Mia receives from all her relatives, gathered together to celebrate the season. Under their watchful eyes, Nick finds earning back her trust the hardest thing he's ever had to do. If he succeeds, he will receive the greatest gift of all, Mia's love for a lifetime.


Just when I was convincing myself to wait for the next book, this one comes out.  Of course, I am excited to read this, but now after finishing this, I have to start convincing myself again that Jill Shalvis will write again..soon.

This is an intermediate novella where the readers get a glimpse of Tara's daughter, Mia's love life.  So, Mia is dating a cute boy, Nick, for six months, and when Christmas gets near (and Chloe is finally getting married), Mia wants to invite Nick to meet her family and for Chloe's wedding in Lucky Harbor.  Nick, an orphan, is afraid of family relationships and when Mia asks him, denies immediately.  Mia, upset about Nick, leaves to Lucky Harbor without saying a word to Nick.  But, Nick knew he fell for Mia.  So, naturally, what happens next is the major part of this novella.  Will Nick get his love back and will Lucky Harbor accept him?

For such a short novella, this one clearly is satisfying as always.  Its very cool to meet Tara, Maddie and Chloe again, along with many of the older characters.  Although I was very keen to know what is happening to the older characters' life more than Mia, I enjoyed this novella.  Maddie has two kids..Chloe has finally accepted to marry Sawyer after 5 years..and so many small moments.  Wow, I am just very happy to know them all again.

Jill Shalvis knows how to make the readers crave for more.

Don't miss this short and sweet read!




1.  Simply Irresistible
2.  The Sweetest Thing - Read review here
3.  Head Over Heels - Read review here
4.  Lucky In Love - Read review here
5.  At Last - Read review here
6.  Forever and a Day - Read review here
6.5. Under the MistleToe
7.  It Had To Be You - Expected publication: May 28th 2013


  1. Ah, I haven't read any of Jill Shalvis' books! I know, it is sad! ;)
    I've heard great stuff about it though, and I'll definitely be checking them out!
    Great review! :D I'm glad you liked the book.

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

    1. Well, Sarika, I really hope you read it soon. Its a great series. But, I understand. The review copies are always pouring in and its hard to get some time for our favorites.. :)


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