Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Blog Tour: Second Chance Christmas by Ellen Butler

Second Chance Christmas by Ellen Butler

Amazon Product Description:
Prominent DC attorney Emma Taylor is pulled away from a promising date the week before Christmas to pick up her ex-fiance from the ER after a bar fight. She's in no mood to re-open old wounds, but it’s Christmas and she can’t just leave him alone and injured.
Eight hundred eighty-four days. That’s how much time has passed since Major Colton Evans made the biggest mistake of his life. Even after two tours of duty and too much shrapnel in his leg, it’s still the loss of Emma that haunts him. And if he can win her back, he’ll take any chance.
When she insists he stay with her during the holiday, they put out enough sexual electricity to rival the most decorated house on the block. But will it be enough to light the way to a future together?

Ellen Butler lives in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC, and she considers herself an old but new writer. In other words, she’s old to writing, new to novel writing. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Policy, and her history includes a long list of writing and editing for dry but illuminating professional newsletters, and windy papers on public policy. 

The leap to novel writing was simply a creative outlet for Ellen’s over active and romantic imagination to run wild. Her next release is a women’s fiction novel, Poplar Place, coming out in March 2014. Professionally, she belongs to the Virginia Writer’s Club, the Northern Virginia Writer’s club, and is a founding member of the Tempting Romance blog.

My Thoughts:
This is a sweet love story.  The cover doesn't portray what the inside holds for the reader.  I fell in love with the characters on the first page and read the story straight through in one sitting (it is short, but so good).  I am a sap when it comes to Christmas stories, but this one truly is wonderfully done.  The quantity of pages is small but the quality of the writing is not.  Each characters seems to have been well thought out, carefully fit into just the right place in the story, and given just the right qualities to make you love them.  Do not miss out on this one.