Thursday, February 13, 2014

Review: Down to You by Addison Kline

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.

I had the honor of receiving this book as an ARC by the author.
Down to you was an extremely easy read, I finished it within a few short hours. It is such a sweet story about the struggles of marriage and divorce. How true love will overcome all.

Holly and Brant had a great marriage. Children, love, family and friends, who could ask for more. Three years ago, Brant was asked to travel for work. Reluctant to leave Holly, who was pregnant at the time, she finally convinced him to go, that she could handle it. Only, soon after Brant left, Holly suffered a miscarriage and severe hemorrhaging, resulting in emergency surgery.

The events that unfolded after the miscarriage was straining their perfect marriage, as anyone could image as much. Until one day Brant just didn’t come home… Scared, heartbroken, and alone, Holly was beyond upset when Brant walked through the door a week later asking to explain. Turning him away, she decided she could not trust him and made the decision to split.

We are then brought three year later, a few days before Christmas. Brant is still completely broken, wanting desperately to win Holly back. Unable to move on, he begins to secretly make plans with their friends to win her back.

Showing up on her door step, a nervous wreck, the night before Christmas Eve, was the best thing that could have ever happened between them. Through the rest of the book, Brant does everything in his power to show Holly, that his love is still there, stronger than ever. Proposing to her again, and planning their New Years Eve wedding was more than she could have ever dreamed possible.

Down to You was a great story about how sometimes Happy Endings can happen, and how love will prevail all. This was my first Alyson Kline story and I am I am thrilled to have been able to read it. I feel a sequel coming on… maybe?

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