REVIEW – CHASING CHRISTMAS EVE (Heartbreaker Bay #4) by Jill Shalvis


Meet cute…

Run for the hills—temporarily. That’s Colbie Albright’s plan when she flees New York for San Francisco. Wrangling her crazy family by day and writing a bestselling YA fantasy series by night has taken its toll. In short, Colbie’s so over it that she’s under it. She’s also under the waters of a historic San Francisco fountain within an hour of arrival. Fortunately, the guy who fishes Colbie out has her looking forward to Christmas among strangers. But she’s pretty sure Spencer Baldwin won’t be a stranger for long.

Make merry…

Spence’s commitment to hiding from the Ghosts of Relationships Past means he doesn’t have to worry about the powerful—okay, crazy hot chemistry—he’s got with Colbie. Just because she can laugh at anything, especially herself… just because she’s gorgeous and a great listener just because she gets Spence immediately doesn’t mean he won’t be able to let Colbie go. Does it?

and hope for a miracle.

Now the clock’s ticking for Colbie and Spence: Two weeks to cut loose. Two weeks to fall hard. Two weeks to figure out how to make this Christmas last a lifetime.


*****Mel’s Review*****

5 Stars!


Colbie Albright is a 28 yr. old woman living in New York. She’s a best-selling YA fantasy series author who is at the peak of her success. She’s been under too much pressure with work & her family, & feels overwhelmed and tired. She just needs to get away from her stressful life for a while & find herself again. She’s lost her joy & her love of writing. She’s hoping if she unplugs for a few weeks she will find her inspiration again. She packs a bag and gets on a plane to San Francisco. She’s excited to be alone, & finally, have some peace and quiet, but as soon as she arrives in the small town of Cow Hollow she crosses paths with a delicious stranger named Spencer Baldwin. He’s hot, a little geeky, but gorgeous.


Spencer Baldwin is known as one of San Francisco’s most eligible bachelors. He is an extremely wealthy inventor who owns the Pacific Pier Building. He’s sexy, brilliant, and people were fascinated with him. He was a very private socially inept person who was thrown into the spotlight because of his success & trusting the wrong people. He came from nothing, but now has great friends and a full life. The only part of his life that’s lacking is his personal life. He can’t seem to manage both work & a relationship. He’d attempted both, but could only do one well, so now he’s in a relationship with his job. He’s just not relationship material. He’s the resident genius, & his life is always pure insanity.


Spencer feels drawn to the new girl in town. Colbie is only in Cow Hollow for three weeks. She’s the perfect distraction. She’s super focused and reminds him of himself in a lot of ways. They share an undeniable connection, & decide to see where it goes. After all, they can only be temporary, so there’s no chance of things getting complicated. As they spend time together Spence finds Colbie funny, smart, & beautiful. She’s the best thing to ever happen to him, & his feelings scare him. Things are so effortless between them & they make each other really happy. The closer they become to their expiration date, the more emotionally attached they are to each other. They want more, but their lives are three thousand miles apart. Colbie has found herself being with Spence in San Francisco. Will she leave her heart behind & walk away, or will she take a chance on love?

I loved this book so much! I’d been anxiously awaiting this quiet, sexy, geek’s book. He’s stunning on the outside, but even more beautiful on the inside. Spence has a heart of gold, & I am so happy we finally got his story! Just fabulous!!!


-“Home is wherever you are.”

-“You are the light in my world. You make me a better man.”

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