Candy Cane Challenge (Christmas in the City Book 2) by Melody Tyden

Rating: 5 out of 5.

One year ago, Holly and Jackson met when their best friends Gemma and Cole got together. There was an instant spark between them, but they were looking for different things. Holly wanted a fling and Jackson was after love. When it came time for him to return to New York, they parted as friends and Holly stayed behind in London.

Now, Holly has come to New York for Gemma and Cole’s wedding and to spend Christmas with the happy couple… and their best friend. It doesn’t take long for Holly and Jackson to realize the electricity between them is still there, but the problem they had before hasn’t gone away either. Holly thinks they should just have a good time,while Jackson’s looking for a long time.

In the spirit of the season, they agree to a challenge. Jackson will try to win Holly’s heart while she does her best to get him into bed. Whoever gives in first is the loser – though as the challenge heats up, it seems less about winning and more about enjoying the game.

When Christmas morning dawns, who will come out on top?

My Review

This holiday romance read is full of enchanting moments, sweet romance, and adventure. I really enjoyed how the author brought two broken people who doubted themselves together, giving them both a second chance. Their unexpected romance was too sweet for words and absolutely perfect. This book couldn’t have ended better, and I loved every minute of it. This is a must-read. 

This book continues where the other left off, except for Jackson’s point of view. Cole and Gemma are getting married; it is their wedding day. Jackson is Cole’s best man and still looking for his own true love, but he doesn’t do casual.

Holly is still lusting over Jackson, but she has done romance too many times and is determined to keep her heart locked with a key no one has. Jackson drops one heck of a truth bomb on her, and here’s hoping these two can reconcile their differences when it comes to love. 

Jackson and Holly make a deal, and oh, it is so sweet and romantic I can’t wait to see it play out in Jackson’s favor. Jackson and Holly both have a history with issues to overcome to believe in love again. 

Things get steamy as they explore each base together, slowly making new experiences for both on dates and at night. Omg, Jackson is an idiot believing the filth and just about ruined his chances with Holly. I feel so bad for her. 

Omg, this book ends so unexpectedly. I love how the author ended this story. This was a fantastic holiday romance read. 

If you would like to read Candy Cane Challenge by Melody Tyden you can find this book on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate, I earn on qualifying purchases. You don’t have to read the first book in the Christmas in the City series to read this one as most everything is well described.

Also check out the Author Q & A with Melody Tyden and other books she has written.

If you like this book you may also enjoy other books with these tags and categories Holiday Romance, Friends to Lovers and Second Chance Romance.


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