About the Book:
Title: Christmas with the Boy Next Door
Series: Christmas in Snow Hill #2
Author: Jess Mastorakos
Release Date: November 23rd, 2022
Genre: Contemporary Romance
He’s a Marine turned small-town cop, and she’s the single mom next door. Can the magic of Christmas unite them even with all that stands in their way?
Marine veteran Jack Rhodes returns to Snow Hill, PA to join the local police force. It’s a good gig because it means he’ll be close to his sister and her growing family, but taking this job has other perks, too, like living next door to his sister’s best friend.
Robin McBride is determined to give her daughter a happy, stress-free life. So even though she’s had a crush on Jack since the day they met, he’s a police officer now, making him off-limits. Her late husband worked for the same department and died in the line of duty. There’s no way she’ll put her daughter—or herself—through that again.
As they grow closer over hot cocoa and holiday traditions, Jack knows he needs a Christmas miracle to convince Robin to risk her heart. And when her past comes back to haunt her, he’ll do anything to show her he’s worth believing in.
This was just as good as I had hoped! Everything that Mastorakos writes seems to be a hit and this one was just lovely! Christmas with the Boy Next Door is the second book in Jess Mastorakos’ Christmas in Snow Hill series. I have been waiting for this book to be released and it was worth the wait!
Jack was just so much fun! I love his relationship with his sister and how kind and considerate he was. I really loved Jack and getting to know more about him. He was such a wonderful character, I was definitely rooting for him as he tried to make a relationship work with Robin. Jack had to learn to get go of his feelings about Christmas and embrace the hope for a future.
Robin was also lovely! I connected with her from the beginning and I wanted to see her end up with Jack. Robin was such a strong character and I loved how she cared for her daughter, Abby. Robin had to learn to let go of the past and her fears, hoping for the best. She had to trust that loving Jack was worth the risk of losing him.
Jack and Robin had such great chemistry and I loved reading about them together. Their interactions were easy and they had a great connection. Their romance was super sweet and fun to read about. I also love the side characters, Holly, Jack’s sister, and Noelle, Jack’s niece, were just wonderful additions. I love the family aspects in this book and the siblings’ relationships. It was cute to read about Jack interacting with Abby. I also loved Tommy and I am so excited to see that he is going to get his own book!
The plot was interesting and I was engaged the whole time. I read this book in one day! I could not recommend it more! It had a wonderful mix of romance and a hint of suspense and mystery. Christmas with the Boy Next Door is a clean contemporary romance and I would recommend it to those who have enjoyed Mastorakos other books and just even clean contemporary Christmas romances.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.