Published by Christy Anderson, Gwyn McNamee on November 7, 2019
Genres: Fiction / Holidays, Fiction / Romance / Billionaires, Fiction / Romance / Collections & Anthologies, Fiction / Romance / Contemporary, Fiction / Romance / Holiday
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Two hearts. One snowstorm. A second chance at love.
Swirling snow may have stranded me at this tiny airport in the middle of nowhere on Christmas Eve, but it has nothing on the storm raging inside me when he walks into the terminal.
My first love and the man who shattered my world.
I thought I locked my feelings for him safely away in the past, but one look is all it takes for me to drown in his icy blue eyes again.
So much time has passed.
I’m no longer that naïve teenager standing on a beach, wishing the boy would choose me.
Now, I’m hiding a secret that could unravel both our lives.
The emergency landing in Nowheresville is more than an inconvenience.
It’s a disaster.
The annual family holiday party in NYC was my chance to make the statement I’ve been
dreaming of for so long.
Now, all my best laid plans will have to wait until I can get out of here and back to civilization.
Nothing can salvage this day.
Yet seeing Penelope Barnes again turns this bad situation into the opportunity of a lifetime.
Reuniting with the only woman I’ve ever loved would be the ultimate Christmas gift.
But how can I heal the old wounds and or fit into the new life she created?
When temperatures drop and snowflakes fly, can love find a way to weather the storm for the ultimate Christmas miracle?
If you enjoy emotional and heart-warming holiday stories with a bit of spice, then look no further than Holiday Terminal. ~ Sharon – Simply Love Books
This is one of those holiday romances that could easily be a movie especially give the setting is a small town airport terminal with the exception of the last scene. I really enjoyed The Holiday Terminal; this second chance romance takes place when a snowstorm forces their planes to land on Christmas Eve where secrets, past hurt, and love collide all inside a small town airport terminal.
I’ll come right out and say that I’m never a fan of a woman who doesn’t notify a man that he’s going to be a father so Penelope (Pen) had one strike against her from me right off the bat and yes, I know she felt she had good reasons and she possibly did, but in my opinion that doesn’t make it right to deny a man to know he created a child. Despite getting pregnant at 17, Pen with the help of her parents, got an education and is now working as an assistant to a recording producer in Nashville (more on that in a minute) and with a meeting running late on Christmas Eve her boss allowed her, her 5 year old son Max, and her mother who was in town to help while Max was on Christmas break to use his private airplane for the trip home. When they are forced to land in a small town, Pen feels like the worst mom. All her son’s gifts are already at her parent’s home, her dad is home alone waiting for them, and she feels she has ruined Christmas for her son. The last thing she expected was to hear her son’s father’s name called over the speaker at this teeny tiny airport.
Artemis (Art,Artie) had big plans for his family’s company’s Christmas Eve party and now being forced to land in an airport in a town with no services with a raging storm he knows he won’t be able to do what he’s planned to do for years. Seeing the woman who broke his teenage heart the night before he was forced to leave her to set his plans in motion throws him, but when he pulls out a wrapped gift to give to the young boy sitting with his grandmother he never expects to see a carbon copy of himself staring back at him.
As you can expect there were some tense moments, some angry and tearful words, and yet there was some joy in this as well. Both Pen and Art had to come to terms with the past which they both saw very differently for different reasons and while the feelings that were once present between them are still there, they must also do what they know is best for Max. I loved watching Art interact with Max and the overwhelming love he had for him from the start. At times I felt Pen overreacted and at times I felt Max made some miscalculations but the fact remained they still cared for one another and Max was a priority to them both.
I will admit based on their ages, I felt the timeline of this book was a bit off, but because I did enjoy the story so much I had to let that go. Given their ages and their jobs, I honestly don’t think either one would be where there were after only 6 years.
If you enjoy emotional and heart-warming holiday stories with a bit of spice, then look no further than Holiday Terminal. I can’t wait to read the next two books in this series.