Review: Christmas with the Sheriff by Victoria James

Christmas with the Sheriff

Synopsis

After fleeing her beloved small town five years ago, Julia Bailey is back to spend Christmas with her family. Returning is hard, but keeping the devastating secret about her late husband is even harder. Her place isn't in Big Sky Country any longer...but the more time she spends with the irresistible Sheriff who saved her once before, and his adorable little daughter, the more Julia starts wishing she could let go of the past and start a new life.

Single dad and county Sheriff Chase Donovan had been secretly in love with his best friend's wife for years. But after her traumatic loss he knew Julia needed to get away from Shadow Creek, even though helping her leave was the last thing he wanted to do. Now she's home and he doesn't intend to lose her a second time. Chase is going to prove to Julia just how good they can be together this Christmas...and forever.

Review

This is a lighthearted, sweet story about love, tragedy, and romance. Chase has always been in love with his best friend’s wife and feels guilty about it. But he never would’ve done anything about it. Then his friend dies and Julie is left alone to mourn the death of not only her husband but also her son. It was emotional time for her so she just left town. Now she is back after five years and Chase has until Christmas to prove to her how good they can be together. It’s up to him and his daughter, Maggie to convince Julie not to leave.

Julie has suffered enough. It is not possible for her to let someone else in. She doesn’t want to risk losing loved ones the way she did. Although she cannot deny her attraction to Chase. He has been good to her. He is her rock, but she is scared to have her heart broken once more. 
Will people she adores be able to convince her to stay or not?
I enjoyed reading it. It was a quick read for me. I’d recommend it to all contemporary romance readers.
P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book.