Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Down to You by Addison Kline with Playlist, Excerpt & Review

Holly Edgemont used to love celebrating Christmas, that is, until her whole world was turned upside down by an unexpected divorce from her college sweetheart Brant. This year, not only is she divorced, but the kids are going out of state with her ex Brant, leaving her utterly alone. Holly's party-girl friend Sloane tries to break her out of her frump by dragging her along to holiday parties where Holly meets cute and available Chris. But when Holly realizes that she still has feelings for Brant, she has a decision to make: Learn to trust her long time love who broke her heart, or move on for good. 

Brant Edgemont is a divorced father of three, and hopelessly in love with his ex-wife, Holly. He made the biggest mistake of his life walking out two years ago. Despite his pleas to reconnect, Holly still resists him. Is it too late to rekindle their love? Or will Holly move on for good, leaving Brant himself heartbroken and alone?

Down To You is not just a romantic love story. It is a story of familial love, friendship, betrayal, redemption, and the magic that can happen at Christmas time when friends and family join together.

My Review: 4 1/2 stars
Where do I start with this one? It was emotional from the beginning. I felt badly for both Holly and Brant, but didn't know what the problem was. I was right there with Sloane, wanting Holly to go out and have a good time. Then the incident with Chris happened, and that was just the last straw for Holly. She reached out, and that was the first step in the right direction. The more I read, the more I understood what had happened and what exactly had gone wrong. I've got to say, initially I was pissed at Brant. But then when you find out his side, things change. I completely loved the whole Christmas Tree scene, so beautiful. I
loved it when Holly decks Chris (hope that doesn't give too much away), but it was awesome! The thought of their family and friends going through what they did to be there for both Holly and Brant was just amazing. The love and support that they showed each other was fantastic, once everything had settled down. This was a great book to read around Christmas time. It gives you hope that maybe more people will work out their differences. Addison did a fantastic job with the characters and the storyline. I didn't stop reading once I picked it up.

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