STORY-LINE LOVING YOU AT CHRISTMAS BY KRISTEN WALLACE:
Loving You At Christmas, unfortunately, is the last book in the Shellwater Key Tales series. Former actress and Broadway star Annaliese Matheson feature in the finale of this excellent series. Annaliese still grieves for her husband Matthew; Annaliese believes she will never love again. Her soul mate’s death left a hole in her soul and heart. Noticing a handsome, sexy stranger on the beach, Annaliese begins to wake up from her three-year emotional sleep.
John-Luke “Duke” Evans, famous football star, finds himself raising his four nieces after his sister’s death. Hot, sexy, and handsome, the women of Shellwater Key pant as he walks by; including the pregnant, married ones. Meeting Annaliese, the attraction is immediate and intense.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
I am sad to say Loving You At Christmas, by author Kristen Wallace, ends our sojourn in Shellwater Key, Florida. An excellent series of love and happily ever after, this book‘s a perfect ending for the series. Kristen Wallace filled this story with intense emotion; grief, attraction, love, and romance.
Although a novella, Wallace, created a substantial tale which grabs the reader immediately. With skillful plotting and well-developed characters, Wallace made this novella feel like a full-length novel. I found the pace perfect for the length of the book and her writing flowed well; making the book easy to read. Her scenes transition from scene to scene smoothly and with vivid writing, I felt the character’s emotions. My heart broke for Annaliese; enduring a childhood, no child should and then the death of her anchor and soul mate, Matthew, brought tears to my eyes. I could feel her resistance as she began to care for Duke and his nieces, as well as, Duke’s sorrow at the passing of his beloved sister. Annaliese must face her fears of losing the ones she loves, but can she?