THE CHRISTMAS HE LOVED HER by Juliana StoneThe Christmas He Loved Her by Juliana Stone
Series: Bad Boys of Crystal Lake #2
Genres: Contemporary
Published by Sourcebooks

Reviewed by Miranda

His best gift this holiday is her. In the small town of Crystal Lake, Christmas is a time for sledding, hot chocolate, and cozying up to the fire. For Jake Edwards, it shouldn't be a time to give in to the feelings he's always had for Raine--especially since she's his brother's widow. No one annoys Raine quite like her brother-in-law does. But when Jake brings home a tall blond thing from the city who's bad news, Raine needs to stop him from making the biggest mistake of his life. Does Raine want this woman to leave Crystal Lake because she's all wrong for Jake? Or is it because she wants him for herself...?



It’s been a year and a half since Jesse Edwards died a hero’s death.  Since then those he loved have suffered greatly.  His twin brother, Jake, has finally come home to Crystal Lake to try and honor his brother and move on.  Unfortunately, keeping his brother’s promise to take care of his wife is more complicated than Jake ever imagined.

Raine Edwards is a shadow of her former self.  The death of her husband and the abandonment by Jake has left her alone and empty.  When Jake returns and turns away from her, anger and depression rule until hope—and a little holiday spirit— awaken the fighter inside her.

Will Jake and Raine find a happily-ever-after this Christmas?  Find out in the latest Bad Boys of Crystal Lake novel.

Juliana Stone has struck gold with The Christmas He Loved Her.  This story is one of the most powerful I’ve ever read.  The amount of emotion ranging from heartbreaking to heart aching, the highest of highs and the lowest of lows make this read an unforgettable experience.

Ms. Stone lays out the darkest of emotions and creates a story with a ‘real’ feel and takes her reader on a remarkable journey.  The characters are written with a deft unwavering pen.  Their hearts and souls laid out for all to see, giving us a couple to root for.

Jake and Raine have been dealt a rough hand.  They don’t know exactly how to deal with all the feelings they have and that is what makes this so special.  We get to go on this path with them.

Stone’s holiday romance will rip your heart out and put it back together in under 400 pages.  Prepare for heady emotions and the urge to hug all the people you love after enjoying The Christmas He Loved Her.

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