A Season of You: A Cloud Bay Christmas by Emma Douglas (2017)
It’s Christmastime in the quaint island town of Cloud Bay, where love is always in season... Will Fraser has believed in love at first sight since the day he first laid eyes on Mina Harper five years ago. There was only one problem: She was happily married. Then, when Mina’s husband was killed by a drunk driver, Will figured she’d want nothing to do with a guy who owns a whiskey distillery. So he’s kept his feelings locked away, knowing that not even a Christmas miracle would be enough to melt Mina’s heart. . . Mina believes her days of true love are behind her. Since losing her husband she’s kept to herself, content to do her own painting and stay out of the limelight that comes with her famous family. But when, after a freak accident, Will comes to her rescue, Mina can’t quite get him out of her mind. As curiosity turns into a fling during Cloud Bay’s first Christmas Festival, she finds it harder to convince herself that her feelings for Will are just mistletoe-inspired. Could Mina be ready to lay the past to rest and finally admit that what she really wants for Christmas—and forever—is Will?
I thought this was a lovely romantic story. It's the perfect feel good, holiday romance book to curl up with.
The pace of the romance was quite slow for the first half of the book which I felt was realistic and right for the characters and their circumstances.
My favourite character is Will. He has been secretly in love with Mina for years and finally has a chance to romance her. He is so kind and considerate to Mina even though she reacts irrationally to certain things. I thought they made an adorable couple.
I enjoyed the whole setting of Cloud Bay and I would certainly look out for more in the series. I particularly want to read more about Will's brother.
Reading the first book would have helped me understand the relationships in the story better. I didn't really understand Mina's family connections but it didn't impact my overall enjoyment of the book.