From the moment he strode through the iron gate and into the offices of Two Love Lane on a crisp December day, it was obvious that Deacon Banks was something different. He wasn’t a Charleston native, not with that adorable Yankee accent. And unlike the usual client at the elegant matchmaking agency, he had no interest in finding a woman to marry–just a few no-strings dates while he was in town.
Macy Frost takes her professional services very seriously–how could she not, when she’s rumored to be a direct descendant of Cupid? Tech entrepreneur Deacon says he’s just trying to make his social-climbing aunt happy by being seen out and about with a few prominent beauties, but Macy insists she can make her client fall in love…for real. And Deacon can’t help but think she might be right. As charming as the palmetto trees and magnificent harbor may be, it’s the beautiful, breath-of-fresh-air Macy who’s become Deacon’s favorite part of the scenery. But can the hopelessly romantic Southern belle stop trying to fix him up and just let Cupid do his work on her own heart?
Title: Christmas At Two Love Lane
Author: Kieran Kramer
Genre: Contemporary Christmas Romance
Published: October 3, 2017
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press – St. Martin’s Paperback
My Rating: 4 stars
Christmas At Two Love Lane is a very laid back romance between one out of town-er who really has his sights on the woman he wants, but he’s not above using her matchmaking talents to appease his aunt or to keep Macy in his sights. She’s convinced that she’s great at helping others find love – but not so great for herself, so single she will stay. It’s going to take a lot of convincing on Deacon’s part to get Macy to let go of her beliefs and let Cupid do some work on her own heart.
If I’m frank, I believe there will be some readers who may find the pace of this romance a bit slow. I used the words “laid back romance” for a reason. Macy and Deacon definitely define that slow Southern romance build up.. partly because of Macy’s stubbornness and partly because Deacon isn’t about to rush her so much that he loses her. When you let yourself fall into the easy rhythm of this story, I believe you’ll discover a gem of a couple who in spite of themselves belong together. I had fun with this story, chuckled a bit, shook my head at the antics of both Macy and Deacon, and enjoyed the feel of a Southern Christmas setting. I’d recommend this one for any Romance reader who can enjoy a slower pace, likes unusual challenges for the couple and in the end simply loves a good story. You’ll find all of that and more in Christmas At Two Love Lane.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
** This review originally appeared on my all genre Romance blog, Keeper Bookshelf. It’s been re-posted here at Heart Full of Christmas to keep company among friends of the Holiday genre romances. **
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