Saturday, November 25, 2017

3 Wine Glass #Audio #Review of Christmas with an Angel by Debbie Mason


32322538Title: Christmas with an Angel
Series: Harmony Harbor #1.5
Author: Debbie Mason
Narrator: Becket Royce
Format: Unabridged Audiobook (1 hour and 11 minutes)
Published: November 3, 2016 (Hachette Audio)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Audible
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Audible
Rating: 3 out of 5 Wine Glasses

It's been eight long years since Michael Gallagher has laid eyes on Shay Angel, back when he was a boy from the most prominent family in town and she was a girl from the wrong side of the tracks. But he hadn't cared about their differences - until one bad decision landed her in jail.

That was years ago and now he's back in Harmony Harbor for the holidays. So when Shay goes missing, Michael is intent on finding her - and finding out if their sizzling attraction is still there. But he's now a district attorney, and it looks like Shay is once again on the wrong side of the law. 

Linda's Thoughts:
“She changed the locks on my condo... packed all my stuff up and threatened to throw it out…  And she's holding my dog hostage.”

After reading Mistletoe Cottage by Debbie Mason, I was intrigued by Assistant District Attorney Michael Gallagher who was definitely a jerk in Mistletoe Cottage. When I saw that this book – which was available in audio format for under a dollar – continued his story, it was a given that I would pick up Christmas with an Angel. I don’t really understand how the title relates to this story as it’s not that Christmassy and Shay is questionable as an angel, but I enjoyed listening to this installment told solely from Michael’s POV as it delves into his and Shay’s past. I would not jump into this tale without first reading Mistletoe Cottage as I don’t feel that Christmas with an Angel would work well as a standalone.

I listened to the audio edition of Christmas with an Angel which was well voiced by Becket Royce, a new narrator for me. She had a clear, easy-to-understand voice and used consistent, distinct voices for each character. Based upon her polished performance of this audio, I would not hesitate to pick up another audio performed by Becket Royce.

Michael was a jerk in Mistletoe Cottage – so I was glad to see him get a bit of comeuppance and a bit of redemption when his impending wedding which was to be held at Greystone Manor is called off by his entitled fiancé because Michael decided to go into law enforcement rather than politics, significantly lowering his fiance’s anticipated lifestyle. So, now Michael’s love life is in shambles, but there are future possibilities with wild, leather-wearing Shay. I’m not going into this story anymore as it is quite short, but, if you have previously enjoyed Mistletoe Cottage, you will not want to miss Christmas with an Angel!

Suggested Reading Order: 
Mistletoe Cottage
Christmas with an Angel (short story)
Starlight Bridge
Primrose Lane
Sugarplum Way
Driftwood Cove
Sandpiper Shore

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