Review – Merry Christmas, Baby by Jill Shalvis

Cover - Merry Christmas, BabyPublisher: Forever
Publish Date: Out Today
How I got this book: NetGalley
Reviewed by: MinnChica

Wild child Chloe Thompson can’t believe how much things have changed. She still can’t get enough of her sexy husband Sawyer, but he seems to prefer working to thinking about impending fatherhood. So tonight, a very pregnant Chloe is escaping her troubles at the town Christmas party.

Sheriff Sawyer Thompson hopes surprising Chloe at the party will give him a chance to set things right. But as the snow begins to fall and the wind rages, he wonders whether he can make it back in time. While mother nature conspires to keep Sawyer and Chloe apart, an unexpected arrival will require them to kiss and make up . . . and ring in the happiest holiday Lucky Harbor has ever seen. 13,000 words
*Blurb from Goodreads*

I’m a huge fan of Shalvis, so when I heard the Lucky Harbor series was ending, I was devastated. Getting a short story about one of my favorite couples put a smile back on my face though for a limited time.

Now that Chloe and Sawyer are married and expecting their first child, things have settled down for the wild child and tight laced Sherrif. But as Chloe is days away from giving birth, the thought of Sawyer leaving for one last DEA mission sends her into a tailspin and making her want to reclaim her wild ways, even if it’s just at the town Christmas party.

Let me start by saying this: as a huge fan of the series, and Chloe and Sawyer, I loved this story. However, for someone who wasn’t a huge fan of this couple, and is looking for some real meat to the story, this might not be the novella for you. It was short, and while it was super sweet, we didn’t get to see much page time between Chloe and Sawyer as he was off working for about 85% of the book.

I loved getting to see more of the insecure and scared side of Chloe. And (as I write this) being in the same crazy pregnancy place as her, I totally get all her worries and fears about Sawyer being away and working during a time when she obviously really needs his support. And at the same time, I love the way that Sawyer was able to show Chloe in little ways that he was constantly thinking about her and taking care of her. It was sweet and endearing and enjoyable.

All in all this was a super short, but sweet story about Chloe and Sawyer and them welcoming in the next generation of Thompson kids. 🙂 I liked getting a chance to re-visit my favorite couple from the series, but this book definitely read more like an extended epilogue to their book than a stand-alone novella.
I give Merry Christmas, Baby a B

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