Review: Montana Secret Santa by Debra Salonen

Montana Secret Santa
(Love at the Chocolate Shop #3)
by Debra Salonen

Ad exec Krista Martin, while feeling more Grinch than elf, still jumps at the chance to co-chair Marietta’s Secret Santa Society. Why not? Especially since brilliant, attractive, and innovative tech wunderkind Jonah Andrews has agreed to help. He’s well connected and Krista’s hoping for some advice on rebooting her career.

Jonah knows Krista has a not-so-hidden agenda, but sparring with her over cocoa at their Secret Santa meetings is the most fun he’s had since returning to his old hometown. Krista may come across as all business, but Jonah’s positive he’s glimpsed a little girl inside her who wants to believe in Santa… and in love.

Multimillionaire tech genius Jonah Andrews didn’t expect to find love in the cold Marietta, Montana but the warm people here made him think otherwise. A little introverted and socially awkward dog sitter, Jonah soon found himself presiding over Montana Secret Santa event, being assisted by the beautiful advertising expert Krista Martin.

Krista had been burned and scalded by love before she moved to Copper Mountain. She also had issues with her estranged parents, which made her dislike Christmas. She found it hard to trust men, especially those with so much time in their hands but never had aspirations in life. When she was felled by a beagle and a dog sitter, it was only a matter of time before she’d make secret wishes with Santa Claus.

It’s nice to meet new people again in my favorite fictional town of Marietta. A cup of Sage’s delectable chocolate and a kennel of adorable dogs always make me feel at home in Montana. Krista may not be the easiest person to work with, given her distrust of men and familial issues with her parents. Jonah Andrews, as awkward and uncomfortable he may be of possibly opportunistic women, have somehow warmed my heart and delighted me with his passion for rescue dogs.

Montana Secret Santa is a sweet Christmas story that’s sure to win your hearts and make you believe that love can conquer mountains and awaken sleeping hearts. A story of love and devotion, not only to the significant other, but also to the family and animals. Loved that this wasn’t comprised of steamy scenes, but rather intriguing and sweet romances. A perfect holiday read from the talented Debra Salonen!

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