It’s the eve before Christmas Eve, and all that twenty-three-year-old Landry has on the agenda for the holiday is moping in the bar that he left everything behind to open.
And he’s got plenty to mope about.
He found his girlfriend treating herself to a little holiday delight with his best friend;
He hasn’t seen his family in over a year- since he alienated them all and ended up spending a night in jail;
And he may have just ruined the perfect, uncomplicated thing he had going with his platonically hot roommate, Mila.
Drinks all around!
But when he gets a call from his sister, Paisley, begging him to make it home for a huge announcement, he tosses aside his better judgment, (or, what’s left of it after that last round of drinks) and hops on the first train back home to Jersey.
But home for the holidays isn’t all mugs of cocoa and fireside chats with his family.
Landry left the people he loves the most high and dry when he fled to Boston and spent all of his inheritance…the inheritance money that he was supposed to use to help save his family’s floundering bar.
His dad will hardly look at him, his ex is maybe stalking him, his sister has dropped a bombshell on the family, and a flame from the past catches his eye. When Landry’s present and near past collide, it only further complicates things.
Landry thought he was leaving all of his problems behind when he left his family in New Jersey. But he comes home to find out that problems, like family, never go away. And sometimes facing the past with the help of someone who’s fearless about the future is the only way to move on.
Mature content: alcohol, language and sexual situations.
Once again Liz and Steph knocked my socks off! The writing of this book was flawless and you’d never know it was written by two different people. I love Christmas stories to begin with and this didn’t disappoint! Landry is determined and stubborn as they come and Mila is smart, sassy and fiercely independent…I loved the friendship these two had that slowly developed into more once Landry pulled his head out of his rear! Landry’s family was great as well and it was nice to see them and Landry work thru their issues and mend their rift. And I can’t forget…Landry was hot and swoony and the heat and sparks between he and Mila will definitely light your Yule log! This Jersey girl loved this book and loved the mention of our diner staple; disco fries!!!