Christmas at Eden Manor
Series : Eden Manor #4
Publisher Self Published
Source : Author
Release Date : October 5th 2016
Brie Graves might be jobless, living with her brother, and recovering from a painful break-up, but she’s determined to enjoy the holidays. Until the end of the year, she’s going to do anything she wants to do, no matter how crazy it might be. Soon, she discovers exactly what she wants–to spend a week with a fascinating, sophisticated stranger. It doesn’t matter that she only knows his first name or that he’s more than twenty years older than her. After this one week, she’ll never see him again.
Cyrus Damon has spent his life making money and holding himself to impossibly high standards. Pressured into taking a vacation in Savannah, he’s alone and at loose ends, so he lets himself do something he never would have considered otherwise. He gives in to his attraction to a beautiful, free-spirited, and much-too-young woman. But, after the week is over, he’ll once more be the man he’s always been, left with nothing but the memory of a woman who made him happier than he’s ever been.
He has no idea that when he visits his nephew in a charming bed and breakfast called Eden Manor, he’ll find the woman he thought he’d left for good.
Christmas at Eden Manor is a short holiday romance with an old-fashioned hero in his fifties and a lot of swoony romance. It concludes a sequence of three series (Heirs of Damon, Beaufort Brides, and Eden Manor), but it can easily be read as a standalone.
It has been a while since I have read Adams book but I was interested to read her latest as I wanted to get n the Christmas mood and actually post some Christmas theme romances this year. So Christmas at Eden Manor was perfect to get in the mood with a sweet yet sexy story involving the magic of Christmas
Our heroine Brie isn’t feeling the holiday spirit exactly. She comes across as a lovely girl but she is down in the dumps over her life . Anyone would be given her current situation.
She is living with her married brother, she has no job and just broken up with her boyfriend who left some emotional scars . In her best interest , she makes a resolution to get into the Christmas spirit as she doesn’t know what else to look forward to. As a stained glass restorer, her work is specialised and giving up everything to save money was the best move but she isn’t loving the situation.
So with a new found resolution, she determined to enjoy the holidays and spend this month doing what she likes. Spending the day at the local festival exploring the art, it one of those things she finds pleasure in but it soon takes an interesting turn. Admiring a expensive painting in a café, drinking her coffee, she soon finds herself in the company of a follower admirer. An older man who admires the painting as much she does and has the same interests and views.
Wanting to forget everything totally, she and Cyrus agreed to spend a week together exploring things , agreeing to go their separate ways when things end. However this moving May to September romance has other ideas as one taste isn’t enough once they experience it .
In a moving story, Adams shows that age is no barrier. That two people can connect and fall in love like any other person, any time and any place. Cyrus’s and Brie’s story was a beautiful story and enjoyable . Adam dealt with the issues well, with Cyrus wondering whether he is too set in his was and too old to have something special. But with a little helping of Christmas magic, these two may just get their HEA