Candy Cane Christmas is a short Christmas novella that takes place a few years after the events of the previous three Cottonbloom books. This is about Kayla and Jeremy we’ve met them already. Jeremy saved Kayla and Monroe from Kayla’s stupid abusive ex and in return Cade and Sawyer gave him a job working for them. After that night Kayla became more cautious she stopped dating altogether and started to focus on school. She graduated from high school and started attending the local college and is a few short weeks away from obtaining her associates degree in bookkeeping. Jeremy needed a fresh start and he found one in Cottonbloom it almost didn’t start out that way but thankfully Cade and Sawyer were there to give him the chance he needed, now he’s their right hand man in the shop.
It’s Christmas, Kayla just got a job as bookkeeper for Cade and Sawyer’s company. So far Jeremy has only admired Kayla from afar and now she works with him it’s harder to keep his feelings from showing. It starts off innocent enough; Kayla is still afraid of making mistakes with her life and Jeremy thinks he isn’t good enough for Kayla but one text message from Jeremy’s life before and everything changes. Jeremy and Kayla both realize it’s so much more. Jeremy needs to get over his hatred of Christmas and his insecurities and show Kayla just how much she means to him and Kayla shows him how special Christmas really can be.
Overall this was a quick and enjoyable read and it was nice to see Kayla and Jeremy finally getting together. I would say this is a sweet romance but Kayla and Jeremy get kind of dirty there; but Jeremy is really sweet in the end. Laura Trentham’s has a great writing style and I for one don’t want Cottonbloom to be over, I want more from this town.
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