Sugar Cookie Christmas by Monique Brasher @mowritesromance #bookreview #SugarCookieChristmasSugar Cookie Christmas by Monique Brasher
on October 11, 2022
Genres: Contemporary, Christmas Romance
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A decade ago they eloped in Vegas, and not long after her father demanded they get their marriage annulled. Too bad the paperwork went missing, and they're actually still husband and wife.

Emma Watkins busted the century-and-a-half old myth that kissing your first love on the town's historical bridge ends with a happily ever after. They kissed all right and even got married. But then her world spun on her its axis and fell apart when Miles broke her heart and all his promises, so she followed her dream to New York and made something truly successful of herself. When her sister calls and tells her things are dire on the family Christmas tree farm, Emma is on the first plane home to help save things.

Miles has poured himself into being the best sous chef he can be at one of the most premiere restaurants the local ski resort has to offer. It's not the restaurant he always dreamed of opening himself, but he kissed that dream goodbye the night he left Emma waiting for him at the bus station, and never showed up. He never expected for her to come home, or to run into her almost everywhere.

And he certainly didn't expect to get paired with her again for the Sweetheart Games, especially when he didn't sign up.

The towns Matchmakers are at work again, trying to mend a marriage broken by young love and feuding families. Not only do they set Emma up for the annual Christmas bachelorette auction at the Christmas dance, they pair them together for the Christmas baking contest too. No matter how much distance they try to keep between each other, Emma and Miles find themselves stuck together at one holiday event after another, and eventually, their walls come down.

But will wounds from their past let them work enough toward the future to still have a happily ever after?

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My Thoughts

Oh my gosh, I LOVED this book!

Fate brings Miles and Emma back together when Emma returns home to save her family’s Christmas tree farm. Miles, who is now a sous chef at a local ski resort, is surprised to see Emma back in town. As they are paired together for the Sweetheart Games, they are forced to confront their past and work together to mend their broken relationship.

The author does an excellent job of depicting the struggles and challenges that come with second-chance romances. Miles and Emma’s journey is filled with ups and downs, but their determination to fight for their love and a future together is truly heartwarming. Readers will be rooting for them every step of the way.

Overall ‘Sugar Cookie Christmas’ is a beautiful and heartwarming novel that captures the spirit of the holiday season. It is a must-read for anyone who loves second-chance romances and stories that celebrate the power of love to overcome all obstacles.”

I read this book for the 2023 Christmas Reading Challenge hosted by Jodie @ That Happy Reader. You can view my challenge here.


About Monique Brasher

Monique Brasher writes small town romance featuring dependable, swoony heroes and the smart, sometimes stubborn women that fall in love with them. When she’s not busy writing about cozy happily ever after’s, you’ll find her re-watching Harry Potter or Marvel with her kids, binge-watching shows (current fave is Lucifer) with her husband of fifteen years, or snuggling up with a book.

Due to juggling writing with homeschooling her 4 kids, she drinks about as much coffee as a Gilmore Girl while also being a cat mom to their sweet ginger kitty, Branch.