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ARC Review: Tessa & Weston: The Best Christmas Ever by Abbie Emmons

Tessa And Weston: The Best Christmas Ever
Series: 100 Days #2
Author:  Abbie Emmons

To Be Published: November 1, 2021
208 Pages

Reviewed By: Jessica
Dates Read: October  11-22, 2021
Jessica’s Rating: 5 stars

Book Description:

It’s Tessa and Weston’s first Christmas together, and Tessa is determined to make it the best holiday ever. But when her estranged mother shows up with a suitcase and plans to stay for two weeks, Tessa’s hopes are shattered.

Bitter from the past and still holding a grudge, Tessa is in no mood to give her mother a second chance. The holiday season may be a time of reconciliation with family, but Tessa believes her mother will never change. Why get close when she’s just going to leave again? Tessa realizes there is only one way to save this Christmas: avoid her mother as much as possible.

With the best intentions in mind, Tessa chooses to not tell her mother about Weston’s disability. But when they meet face-to-face, Tessa is mortified and ashamed by her mother’s insensitive remarks. Weston begins to think he is the real cause of Tessa’s shame. His old demons resurrect to haunt him with doubts: What if, one day, Tessa stops loving him because of his disability?

Determined to prove his love for her, Weston makes it his mission to be the best boyfriend ever and works to reunite Tessa with her mother. Meanwhile, Tessa plots elaborate ways to avoid “mother-daughter time” at all costs. One scheme leads to another, until Tessa finds herself tangled in a web of deceit — and, worst of all, lying to Weston.

When the secrets between them force Tessa and Weston to face their greatest fears, they must confront the inescapable question: Is true love worth the risk of heartbreak? Is it ever too late to forgive and start over?

The Best Christmas Ever is a heartwarming holiday follow-up to 100 Days of Sunlight by Abbie Emmons. You’ll love this touching story of forgiveness, family, and first love.

Jessica’s Review:

I don’t tend to read Christmas romances, but when the author gave me an opportunity to read an advanced copy of Tessa and Weston’s continuing story I had to read it: I mean this is Tessa and Weston!!! 

Picking up after 100 Days of Sunlight which I just adored, Tessa and Weston’s first Christmas together is very quickly approaching and then the unexpected arrives in the form of Tessa’s estranged mother.  She also wants to heal wounds and Tessa wants nothing of it. 

T&W (Tessa and Weston) is a short novella sequel that focuses on everything it needs to while giving you all the Christmas feelings that Christmas stories have.  T&W will definitely put you in the Christmas spirit. It deals with family, forgiveness, and the joys and pains of young first love.  After this second novel with Tessa and Weston, I want to read even more of their story and to see them mature and grow into adults with each other.

After two years from the publication of 100 Days of Sunlight, T&W comes as an unexpected, but most welcome surprise filled with lots of sweetness.  This is a clean first love/romance story, with some minor foul language. 

Do yourself a favor and pick this one up on November 1st! I had not even finished my advanced copy and clicked that pre-order button.  As with 100 Days, the cover of T&W has small images that reflect the story you are about to read. I cannot wait to have my copy to put next to 100 Days!

Pick both novels up if you have not read either one and get ready to fall into the Christmas spirit! Get some cookies and hot chocolate to snack on as you read!  And just maybe I will start reading some Christmas romances one day soon…

Tessa and Weston: The Best Christmas Ever is highly recommended! Many thanks to Abbie Emmons for inviting me to be a part of her ARC Team for this upcoming release!

Purchase Links:
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Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas from Jessica’s Reading Room to you!  We hope your holiday and end of 2019 is wonderful! We will be taking a few days off from posting, but you may still see us over on the Facebook page. We should be back on Sunday with another post. Also coming will be Jessica and Kim’s Top 10 lists of 2019!

Don’t for get the reason for the season: Jesus! He was born to save us from our sins!



Video Review: Santa Claus is For Real

In 2017, both Kim and I read and reviewed Santa Claus is For Real by Charles Edward Hall. Kim reads it every year and even writes to Mr. Hall!  This is a book that shows the magic that Christmas can and does have!  This year Kim decided to have a video review:

Kim’s previous review is here.
Jessica’s previous review is here.

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