Skylar Tempest has never understood Alec Hunter’s appeal. So what if he’s a world-renowned historian? He’s also cynical, aloof and determined to think the worst of her. So when a twist of fate finds her spending the lead-up to Christmas with Alec and his family, she’s not expecting the season to be either merry or bright.
Alec has learned the hard way not to trust beautiful women—and Skylar is the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen. But as he watches her throw herself into his family’s festive chaos, Alec realises there is far more to this blonde bombshell than meets the eye.
With Christmas around the corner, Alec and Skylar return to Puffin Island, a tentative bond forged between them. Neither intends to fall in love, but as the nights become darker, and the fire between them grows hotter, could this be the chance for Alec and Skylar to find their own happy ending?
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5 Words: Friendship, attraction, passion, hesitation, love.
That was absolutely amazing and a truly wonderful way to end the Puffin Island series. I loved it in every way.
The tension between Sky and Alec has been obvious to anyone who has read the previous books, that spark of attraction and the overlying resentment and bitterness and contempt. In case you weren't sure, they really do not like each other.
Until they're thrown together.
Alec is a true gent, a wonderful man. He's slightly bitter and hardened but he has good reason. He's intelligent and savvy and tall, dark and handsome...
Excuse me while I swoon. I'm sure he'd catch me, chivalrous as he is.
Then we have Sky, the young woman who has an amazing talent but is put down and manipulated by her controlling family and boyfriend. So she is unsure and self-depreciating and holds back.
The passion between these two is crazy, and by the end of the story they are completely different people.
My favourite part of this story, much as I love Puffin Island, was the time that the two spent in the UK. The descriptions were breath-taking and I had to read all snuggled up in a blanket with a large cup of tea. And Alec's family are fantastic, funny and loving, and reminded me of my own family.