Mistletoe & Margaritas by Shannon Stacey is a novella written for the holidays. Y’all, I don’t read that many novellas. I like my books to have lots of character development so I tend to steer clear of shorter books. But, I figured Christmas was the perfect excuse to bend my rule and pick one up!
Claire Rutledge has been a widow for the past two years. She loved her husband and has taken a lot of time to try to heal. When she starts having sexy dreams about her best friend, she figures it means she should try to get back out into the dating world.
Justin McCormick is not only Claire’s best friend, but he was also her husband’s lifelong close friend. He has always been in love with Claire, but is now hesitant to do anything about it because he feels like it would be a betrayal.
Enter in some mistletoe and a boozy holiday party. Fireworks ensue.
So, Mistletoe & Margaritas was definitely sufficiently hot as far as the sexytimes go. I also really appreciated the characters despite the short time I spent with them. Claire and Justin both grew on me within just a few pages! But then, I am a sucker for friends-to-lovers plot lines.
I definitely think Shannon Stacey is fantastic with characterization all around. I really enjoyed the other books I’ve read by her thus far, and am happy to say that Mistletoe & Margaritas lived up to my expectations.
If you’re in the mood for a quick read to get you in the mood for the holidays, I definitely recommend picking up Mistletoe & Margaritas by Shannon Stacey!