Diamonds for Christmas by Holly Blair

Ruby Parker is looking forward to a holly, jolly Xmas without her ex in the picture. She’ll have to avoid her meddlesome aunt, who is determined to see Ruby get hitched before she hands over the family jewelry store and keeps setting Ruby up on the worst blind dates imaginable. 

Declan Rossi returns to Juniper Falls to tend to his ill father. His matchmaker sisters want nothing more than to see Declan settle down. Too bad Declan only has eyes for his ex-fiancé, Ruby. 

Ruby and Declan enter into a fake engagement for a chance to convince their interfering families to give them some much-needed space. All they have to do is pretend to be in love again, how hard can it be? There’s only one problem. What happens when they want to turn their make-believe romance into reality? 

Titles in the Juniper Falls series include:  Her Sweetest Christmas – Christmas on Thin Ice – Diamonds for Christmas –

Title:  Diamonds for Christmas
Series:  Juniper Falls #3
Author:  Holly Blair
Published:  December 22, 2016
My Rating:  4 stars

Diamonds for Christmas is the third story in the Juniper Falls holiday series.  A novella length romance, Declan and Ruby’s romance has a few tears, a lot of regrets and maybe a chance at forever… if they can get past one thing, Ruby’s fear of Declan’s job.

I don’t know if I could have been a police officer’s wife, so I certainly understand Ruby’s fears.  To love a man who will always run into danger takes a very strong woman, and Ruby’s lost enough already.  After Declan is shot on the job Ruby ended their engagement.  Now he’s back home… to stay.  And they have this crazy fake re-engagement in place to get their families to stop with the mass blind dating spree they’ve been on.  Their real engagement might have ended, but the feelings are still just as strong between Ruby and Declan.  Somehow there has to be a solution that works for them.

I enjoyed this romance, it’s very basic and simple.  Two people who already know they love each other, now have to find their way back to each other.  It certainly isn’t an easy journey, Ruby’s fears are not baseless.  What she has to discover for herself is if her love is stronger than her fear.

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