All bakery-owner Lindsay Leeds wants for Christmas is for her former high-school crush Sheriff Keith “Bodey” Bodewell to quit playing games. The sheriff has been dancing around asking her out for months and Lindsay is tired of it. His “fake girlfriend” ploy was cute and it was sweet that he recruited her friends to find out what she likes, but enough is enough. She’s a busy woman and he needs to step up or he’s going to lose his shot.
How can a woman who runs two businesses be so clueless when it comes to managing her heart? Bodey has dropped more than enough hints that he’s interested, but Lindsay isn’t catching them. Just when the sheriff is running out of ideas on how he can convince her to be his for Christmas, Lindsay gives him a clue about what it will take for him to get a date. And the answer is pretty simple. At least, it was supposed to be. Christmas is days away and his plays keep failing on a spectacular level.
It’s going to take the jolly fat man to make this holiday romance happen.
Book 4 in the best-selling series, Forever Christmas. The western Washington town of Glenville is threatened with the possible loss of their 100 year old Christmas tree farm to an outside corporation. Four friends join together to keep the tradition alive and create new opportunities with the rebirth of the Forever Christmas tree farm.
Candy Kisses is Book 4 in the Forever Christmas series. It was a most enjoyable quick read with a lot of humor and romance. I love Lindsay and Bodewell. I thought they were both very strong characters and were very much in love. The passion between them was obvious even to her friends and the town who were trying to bring them together. There were times I had to laugh at the games they were playing with each other. Both of them wanted to be with the other but neither one would ask the other out directly. Will Bodewell finally ask Lindsay out?
Elle writes with such humor and wit in her stories. I love her writing. Her characters are amazing with a lot of passion. I could not put the book down. I had to see what Lindsay and Bodewell were going to do next and if they were finally be together. This is a must read as well as the whole series Forever Christmas. I highly recommend reading any of Elle's books and definitely the series. The authors did a wonderful job with Forever Christmas series. The small town setting is just so perfect. You will not regret reading it and it is perfect read for this time of the year. 5 stars