Holiday Wishes (Heartbreaker Bay, #4.5) by Jill Shalvis

Holiday Wishes (Heartbreaker Bay, #4.5)

It’s Christmastime again in Heartbreaker Bay!When Sean O’Riley shows up at the Hartford Bed & Breakfast for his older brother’s bachelor weekend, he’s just hoping to make it through the weekend. What he’s not expecting is to come face to face with the woman he lost his virginity to a decade ago—a woman he’s never really forgotten.The last time Lotti Hartford saw Sean, she told him she loved him while he said nothing. Now, ten years ...

Details Holiday Wishes (Heartbreaker Bay, #4.5)

TitleHoliday Wishes (Heartbreaker Bay, #4.5)
Release DateNov 7th, 2017
PublisherAvon Impulse
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary, Holiday, Christmas, Novella

Reviews Holiday Wishes (Heartbreaker Bay, #4.5)

  • Carol [Goodreads Addict]
    Holiday Wishes is book #4.5 in the Heartbreaker Bay series by Jill Shalvis. I have been in love with this series from the start and this was the perfect little Christmas novella to add to it.Sean O’Riley, Finn’s younger brother and co-owner of the pub, was always the one his brother couldn’t count on. The one Finn had to bail out of scrapes. He owed Finn everything. And now, with Finn and Pru’s wedding and he as the best man, he is determ...
  • Julie
    Holiday Wishes by Jill Shalvis is a 2017 Avon Impulse publication. Super short, but cute holiday novella-Pru and Finn are tying the knot, but Finn’s brother, Sean, is the one who is nervous. He managed to get the B&B that Pru wanted for their big bachelor and bachelorette bash and is determined to see that everything goes off without a hitch. He never dreamed in a million years that he would meet Lotti Hartford at the B&B. Sean and Lotti shared...
  • Sabrina
    NOW LIVE!Amazon US * Amazon UKIf anyone can make me like Holiday romances it's Jill Shalvis. Holiday Wishes had a great mix of Holiday cheerfulness and steamy romance that had me captivated from page one. I loved that there was a bit of a role reversal in this story. Sean, the one that usually wants a hook-up and nothing more, now wants something with more meaning than a quick fling, while the woman he has his eye on and who he thought would want...
  • Claire Robinson
    4.5 - "You go ahead and give ignoring what's still between us your best shot... I'll wait right here." Stars!Christmas would not be the same without at least one offering from Jill Shalvis, and lucky us we get two in 2017, following on from Chasing Christmas Eve; Holiday Wishes gives us Sean O’Riley’s story.Sean is Finn’s younger brother, the brother who no one has any expectations of, and expect nothing from. Finn being the elder brother a...
  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.This was such a nice little story! I have really enjoyed all of the the books and novellas in the Heartbreaker Bay series and Holiday Wishes was no exception. This novella can easily be read as a stand alone story but readers of the series will enjoy seeing characters from previous books make an appearance in this installment. I had such a good time reading Sean and Lotti's story.Sean...
  • Stacey is Sassy
    Sometimes, your wishes come true…Jill Shalvis has an amazing ability to suck me in and leave me satisfied at the end of reading a novella/short story. Sure, I love everything she writes and want more, but I can still be extremely content when she gives me a little. Holiday Wishes gave me all the happy buzzes that I want and need in my romance reads.Sean has finally grown up and is acting like a big boy. Luckily, in all the mistakes in his life,...
  • Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥
    Holiday Wishes was sweet, heartwarming, and had an oh so perfect ending! I was surprised with how much was packed into this second chance novella! And I was surprised again with how quickly I connected to the characters and was invested in this storyline. So I definitely wasn't ready to say goodbye to them, but thankfully I'll get to see them in the future books of this series. He had to laugh. “Lotti, when I first met you, you were in PE cla...
  • ♥~♥Geri Reads ♥~♥
    What makes a perfect holiday read?For one, it has to be sweet. Nothing says holiday novella than a sweet, satisfying romance that make your toes curl. Holiday Wishes has plenty of romance, and yes, it's sweet and satisfying, just the way I like it. Two, it has to be the right length. Look, holiday season often means, you're pressed for time. You have to do a lot of shopping and cooking. And as much as you want to sit by the fire and read a fabul...
  • Stacee
    I had just finished the previous book when I saw that I had this one too, so I just had to keep reading. Love love love Sean and Lotti. He's been fun to read in the other books and she's hilarious and together they're adorable. I loved that they have a history and that what they want in the present is completely opposite from what they had. Plot wise, it moves pretty fast, especially since it's just a weekend. The angst is at an all time low and ...
  • Jaime Arkin
    I want more Sean!!!
  • Anna's Herding Cats
    Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup. (live 11/29)Amazon: It's a Jill Shalvis. You know I'm gonna love it. And Holiday Wishes? Totally holiday cuteness. So, yes. A wedding weekend getaway to a quaint little inn in the country. How fun! And awkward when the inn keeper? Turns out to e the lady you lost your virginity to years earlier and who may be pretending to have no clue who you are because, yeah, you fucked thin...
  • Irene
    4 Heartwarming StarsHoliday Wishes by Jill Shalvis is a sweet, hot and feel good second chance romance and I loved it.I enjoyed watching Sean and Lottie reconnect, they made me smile, they made me swoon and I loved how Sean wasn't going to let Lottie slip away from him again. Now older, wiser and ready to love unconditionally, this was their time, their second chance at love. Jill Shalvis has once again delivered with Holiday Wishes, it's a touch...
  • Alison
    If you know me by now you know that Jill Shalvis is my going to author where booking coming out, click re-order & consume it.As this was a novella it was like only been home for the Christmas & just touching base with everybody until next time where you can spend so time with them :) So that is exactly what I did & we got to meet Lotti The girl that got away & Sean has a chance to make his.
  • ✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
    Finally Sean's book!And it was a really adorable second-chance christmas novella.Snowed or rather rained in at this beautiful old Inn in Napa, with all his friends, celebrating his brother's bachelor/bachelorette thing. He grew up a lot since he last saw the pretty little Inn owner! He just has to convince Lotti that he's serious about their forever ever after this time! Short & adorable - a little too insta maybe, BUT they've known each other fo...
  • Priyanka
    I LOVED Sean and Lottie, I loved the plot and to see the whole group and Fin and Pru's wedding but I definitely wanted more. I really really do.
  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    A Christmas novella set in the Heartbreaker Bay series is not something that I can pass up. To be honest, I knew I was probably going to enjoy this story because it’s a Jill Shalvis holiday read. She does this really well and I liked that she was able to include some good conflict despite the fact that it is a shorter read.This story is about two past lovers. Lottie and Sean had been together before but years have passed and they have both chan...
  • ☕ Kimberly
    Sean is responsible for planning the pre-wedding parties for his brother and future sister-in-law and he wants everything to be perfect.  He desperately wants to show his brother and friends he has changed or grown-up. But most of all he wants to show how grateful he is. While the weather is not cooperating, things get interesting at the B&B. The hotel manager ends up being someone from Sean's past.Heat, humor and a heartwarming tale soon fol...
  • Gretchen (About That Story)
    This was a totally entertaining story that packed a punch. It was fantastic read with genuine characters, the perfect mix of sweet and sexy with a just the right amount of emotion and playfulness. I loved this and thought it was a great addition to the Heartbreaker Bay series.Sean and Lotti were such likeable characters and I loved their story. Even though it’s a novella it felt really full with great details and an awesome build. It was fast p...
  • Pamela(AllHoney)
    Holiday Wishes is a novella in the Heartbreaker Bay series and listed as #4.5. Sean O'Riley arrives at the Hartford B&B to find the woman he lost his virginity to ten years ago. After she moved away he promised to keep in touch but didn't. Charlotte "Lotti" Hartford never thought to see Sean again and certainly never thought he'd be interested in her after all these years. She needs to get through the weekend and get out of Dodge. Well, vacay in ...
  • Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookviews
    This review was originally posted on (un)Conventional Bookviews Holiday Wishes was a sweet, tender novella in one of my favorite Shalvis series, and I loved to see this more mature side of Sean. Story: While Holiday Wishes is a quite short story, the feel of the Heartbreaker Bay gang is very much present. The group of friends and family are away for a weekend of bachelor and bachelorette party for Pru and Finn. All organized by Sean, to the amaze...
  • Under the Covers Book Blog
    A Christmas novella set in the Heartbreaker Bay series is not something that I can pass up. To be honest, I knew I was probably going to enjoy this story because it’s a Jill Shalvis holiday read. She does this really well and I liked that she was able to include some good conflict despite the fact that it is a shorter read.This story is about two past lovers. Lottie and Sean had been together before but years have passed and they have both chan...
  • herdys
    After the disappointment that was Spencer's book I was so glad to enjoy this short story.Usually short stories don't have much time to develop a very believable love story but in this case it worked for me cause they had a previous relationship. Plus they didn't profess their undying love or decided to get married after reuniting.Sean has come a long way and it was great to see him being there for his brother and fix the wedding. We didn't have m...
  • Jennifer Y
    Cute novella about a wedding gone wrong and second chance romance between high school friends. Holiday Wishes was a quick and fun read.
  • Heather andrews
    Sean has a tender ego, "'wasn’t all that great,’” he was echoing to himself. “Yeah, I’m going to need you to explain that.” Lotti isn't one for surprises, "...The last thing she remembered was . . . well, riding Sean like a wild bronco. But she was alone in her bed..." I liked this little novella I loved Sean and Lotti.
  • Linda
    A fun and cute holiday novella! “If you don't leave your past in the past, it'll destroy your future. You've got to live for what today's offering, not for what yesterday took away from you.” Holiday Wishes is a festive and adorable second-chance-at-love romance in Jill Shalvis’ wonderful Heartbreaker Bay series! It’s a fun and cute novella with low angst – perfect to usher in the holiday season! WooHoo! Cocky bad-boy Sean O’Reilly’...
  • BJ
    As usual, a novella is just not long enough, but Jill Shalvis is one of my go-to romance authors and this was a small peak into her Heartbreaker Bay series. She writes romance with not only chemistry, but humor. Engaging read.
  • Sam Kozbial
    I have been having good luck with novellas lately, which is weird, because I usually feel like they don't give me enough story, but I was amazed with what Shalvis accomplished in this book. Who? Sean, the serial playboy, who was suddenly feeling lonely and wanting more. Lotti, a serial monogamist, who kept herself emotionally unavailable in order to protect herself. What? Sean and Lotti were each other first loves, but Sean was still reeling from...
  • Yvonne
    It’s Christmas time and Sean O’Riley’s older brother is getting married. Growing up Sean’s brother had always been there for him. Now it’s his chance to do something for his older brother. He’s going to make sure he has the perfect wedding. Unfortunately, things don’t always go as planned. The wedding party arrives at the Hartford Bed & Breakfast. He’s shocked to learn that the owner is the woman he slept with ten years ago. Lotti...
  • Maria Rose
    This second chance holiday novella gives hero Sean O’Riley a chance to make up for lost time and mistakes when he encounters a young woman whom he spent a special night with in high school – then got scared by his strong emotions and ghosted her when she moved away, not returning her letters. Encountering her at a holiday B&B as his brother Finn and fiancée Pru are ready to get married means he’s got a short window of time to convince her ...
  • Kindling Micky
    If you’re in the mood for a quick novella that has a Christmas theme, then HOLIDAY WISHES may be what you are looking for. Add to those themes some second chance romance and you should be winning. What I found was that HOLIDAY WISHES was light, a complete story but it didnt knock my socks off. I was pleasantly entertained and mildly interested in the characters but no more. There was predictability and insta-convenience. Now, HOLIDAY WISHES is ...