Series: Love Is All Around #3
Genres: Historical Romance
Darcy Burke’s Love is All Around series is brought to a beautiful conclusion with this delightful holiday themed novella. I had been anxious for Calder’s book since the very first novella. Like his sisters, I needed to know what had happened to him in life to make him so cold and bitter. The previous books gave a few clues so I knew it centered around Felicity Garland, the woman he’d loved ten years ago but who he thought had deserted him. So much more is unveiled in this book. A tragic story of a love not lost, but stolen. And a hopeful story of leaving the past behind and embracing the future surrounded by those you love.
I love second chance romances and this one kept me enthralled. While a novella, Darcy Burke manages to capture the strong feelings between these two star crossed lovers. The flashbacks of Calder and Felicity before they were torn apart really helped show how deeply these two loved and needed each other.
This entire series has been well paced and filled with strong characters. I especially love that characters don’t disappear once their story is told. I loved revisiting with them in following books as their stories intertwined with each other. This is a sweet and steamy romantic story with a Scrooge theme that is guaranteed to get readers in the holiday mood.