If Colorado Christmas Magic does not get picked up and turned into a Hallmark movie, I will be very surprised. This book has everything a Hallmark Christmas movie lover would enjoy. A small town. Two main characters skeptical about Christmas magic. And two main characters with a tangled romantic history. Like I said all good stuff for a feel good Hallmark movie.
Charley is a blogger who relies on the “cold hard truth”. When she writes a blog about why avoiding Christmas may just be the best choice, she is immediately labeled as a Scrooge. She is offered the opportunity to spend a week in St. Nicholas, Colorado where it is said that after a person spends time there, they will return a changed person and love Christmas as much as Santa. She is reluctant to attend but agrees with the idea to prove the whole thing is a conspiracy. At the same time, Detective Jack Brody is assigned to check out the Scrooge legend for fear of people being swindled out of money. When both characters arrive in St. Nicholas, they come face to face for the first time in years.
It was easy to root for Charley and Jack as a couple. The two were high school sweethearts who broke up but never fully got over each other. It is a shock for them to see each other again and to find out they are both there for similar reasons of proving the Scrooge legend to be a falsehood. It doesn’t take long to see the chemistry between these two characters. There are several cute moments in particular when they are on their “stakeouts”. The town also provides a good background for these moments.
St. Nicholas is a place of happiness and magic. Every one is there to help each other and continue the spirit of good will. It is all very cutesy and put me in the holiday spirit. I enjoyed reading about Charley and Jack’s reconnection both to each other and to their forgotten enjoyment of Christmas. I also liked owners of the B&B where they are staying. They are so good at spreading the good will and conspiring to help Charley and Jack and the legend of Santa’s mailbox.
Colorado Christmas Magic is exactly like the the implies. It is a Christmas story that is filled with holiday spirit, holiday magic, holiday romance, and second chances. I’m not sure if this is a solo story or if there will be more. Honestly, I think there is potential for more based on the way it ended but I also understand leaving it as it is with the sense of magic. If you are looking for a story filled with all the good things of the holidays, I would definitely recommend this one to you
Rating: 4 Stars
**I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**