When I was a little boy, the best thing about the holiday season was unwrapping presents on Christmas morning — tearing off the paper and tossing it on the floor. Now that I’m a man, I like to unwrap slowly, deliberately, taking my time to savor what lies before me. I still like to throw the wrapping on the floor, but now I know the best gifts come wrapped in lace.
And unlike when I was a kid, I won’t get sick of this present by New Year’s. I’ll definitely be playing with this girl day after day after day.
After six years avoiding my hometown, the last thing I expected when I returned was a wannabe bad girl to unwrap my heart and rip open my soul. But that’s exactly what happened. Now if I can just get the hell out of my own way, maybe I’ll finally get the best gift of all — her!
Come get unwrapped by Drew this holiday.
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *
~ 5 Holiday Stars ~
If you are looking for a sweet holiday love story, then you don’t want to miss out on Prescott Lane’s Wrapped In Love. She gave us such a great second chance/friends to lovers story, that you couldn’t help but have a huge smile on your face.
Now don’t get me wrong, she gave us a great storyline with lovable characters but we also got our fair share of drama and angst. It was the perfect combination so you couldn’t help but keep turning the page to see how the story played out. This was a fairly quick read, but it wasn’t like most of the holiday books out there, in the sense of length. Most are usually novella length, this one is a full length novel, but it wasn’t too long that things dragged on. I thought the flow and pace of the story was perfect. I know it definitely got me in the Christmas spirit 🙂
Wrapped in Lace is the third book by Prescott Lane that I have read and I truly think her writing improves with each book she writes. I have truly enjoyed each of her books, but I think this one might just be my favorite. I loved how real this story felt and how relatable the characters were. She showed us the good side of family but she also showed us that families have problems too. It isn’t always sunshine and roses. She made me feel like I was a part of this story. My emotions were all over the place.
In this book we meet Drew and Piper. Drew has been away from his family hometown for the past 6 years because of something that happened with his family in the past. He is forced to come back for the Christmas Holiday, because his Nana is missing him. On his way back into town, to avoid seeing his family too soon, he stops over at the local tavern Hank’s. While he is there he sees Piper and is instantly drawn to her. She looks and feels familiar to him for some reason, but can’t figure out why. Throughout the night Piper and Drew hit it off and things get a little steamy, but after Drew falls asleep, Piper takes off, without giving Drew her name. Determined to seek her out later after seeing his family, to say he was shocked to see her at the family dinner that next night is an understatement. What it turns out is that Drew and Piper used to be Best Friends (and secretly in love with each other) as kids over 10 years ago, but Piper was forced to move with her mom when she was a teenager. So this is where the story turns into the second chance love story, because both of them feel it’s a second chance to see where things go. I loved watching these two characters reconnect. Drew was so sweet and lovable. He had his flaws and his trust issues and Piper also had some insecurities that got in the way at times, but for the most part these two worked well together. I loved how Piper would stand up to Ellie and Rob when she had to, even though afterward her insecurities would flare up and make her doubt things. The biggest problem these two had was communication. If they would’ve just talked to each other sooner, things would’ve been much smoother for them.
I enjoyed most of the secondary characters in this story. I have to be honest and say I think Prescott has an amazing talent in giving her readers secondary characters that are just as great as the main characters. Every character you meet her books serve a purpose to her stories and I love that!!!
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for the holiday read or is a fan of friends to lovers/second chance romance books. This book has a little bit of everything and will leave you with a big smile on your face. Prescott Lane has become a go to author for me and I will continue to read whatever she writes 🙂
“There was this guy.”
“OOH, a guy.”
“Shut up,” I said, laughing. “We flirted and drank all night, and he was so hot and sweet and. . . .”
“You are totally gushing over a boy. I can’t believe it.”
“I am not,” I protested, but I knew I was. “I don’t even know his name.”
“I threw up before we got that far.”
Sabrina fell back on my bed laughing. “You did not.”
I hid my head back under my pillow. “I did.”
“Girl, you are hopeless,” she said, still laughing. “How hot was he?”
I came out from hiding. “Pretty damn hot.”
“As in you’d shave for him? That hot?”
“As in I’d wax for him.”
Sabrina started to fan herself, and I got up and headed to my bathroom, looking for some aspirin. “We’ve got to find this wax-worthy gentleman,” Sabrina called out.
Prescott Lane is the author of First Position, Perfectly Broken, and her new release, Quiet Angel. She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and graduated from Centenary College with a degree in sociology. She went on to receive her MSW from Tulane University, after which she worked with developmentally delayed and disabled children. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two children and two crazy dogs. Prescott started writing at the age of five, and sold her first story about a talking turtle to her father for a quarter. She later turned to writing romance novels because there aren’t enough happily ever afters in real life.
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