“Christmas with the Sheriff” by Victoria James is book number one in the “Shadow Creek, Montana” series. This is Julia Bailey and Sheriff Chase Donovan’s story.
It’s been five years and Julia is back in Shadow Creek for the holidays. Julia still has unresolved issues from the past plus a secret about her late husband.
Chase has always loved Julia but since she ended up with his best friend had kept quiet about his feelings. It’s been fives since her husband’s death and since Chase has seen her. Chase was determined to not let her get away this time.
I could feel the chemistry and attraction between Chase and Julia. They seem so right for each other. The problem is Julia doesn’t know if she can put herself in the position to be hurt again. Chase even though he loves Julia his daughter is his top priority. Will Chase and Julia take a chance on love?
Chase and Julia have a lot of emotional baggage to work through in order to find their happily ever after. This was an emotional love story. At times you may cry, laugh, or want to knock some sense into Julia and Chase. I enjoyed this sweet and heartwarming romance. I also loved Chase’s daughter, Maggie.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.