The space between Nick and me seemed less now, our thighs nearly touching as we’d both gravitated toward the center during our conversation. I shivered slightly, not from fear, but from excitement.
A Bayou Christmas is the third installment in the Louisiana series, and Lord, it’s everything I could have hoped for. This book is short, sweet, and the perfect way to escape for a couple of hours. You should read the previous two books before starting this as there are spoilers and the plot is so interconnected with each book in the series, you may feel a little lost just jumping into the third installment.
A Bayou Christmas follows Allison, the long-lost sister to Leah and Carly. I have been excited to spend some time with Allison and see her thoughts about her adoption and her new family. She is my favourite sister, and I wish I could spend more time with her. Allison is a smart, funny, and caring woman, and her passion for all things décor leaps from the pages. I loved being able to explore Cypress Bayou with her, and it was wonderful being able to see the town through the eyes of an outsider. Allison’s character has been through a lot up to this point in the series; she had lost her adoptive mother and was diagnosed and beat cancer. There is this wall around her heart at the beginning of the book. As the story progresses, we watch as Allison’s character grows and opens her heart to those in her new family and Nick.
There is lots of family drama in this book, which I am sure fans of the series will love. I loved watching the family dynamics in this book and how our main characters try and deal with their often overbearing mothers.
Allison and Nick are so lovely together. Their love story is perfect for those who love friends to lovers and slow-burn tropes. Their romantic relationship progresses pretty slowly, and they don’t get together until the end. But the journey of getting there was so charming and heartwarming. There was something so wonderful about them just getting to know one another and watching them form that friendship first that just made their relationship more realistic. I like the fact that theirs wasn’t an insta love story.
I am really hoping that Susan writes a story about Elizabeth, her character has been solely misunderstood, and a story about her and her family would be so interesting.
Thank you Susan Sands for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.