Saturday, January 15, 2022

Second Chances on Sugarplum Lane by Makenna Holiday



My name is Melinda Cole. At barely 30 years old, I’m a top executive at a major corporation. But I’m falling apart and all I want for Christmas is a hug from my mom and dad.

After avoiding charming, holiday-obsessed Stardust Falls for eight years, I’m going home for a surprise visit.

The surprise is on me. My parents aren’t waiting with open arms and comforting embraces. They’re not even in town. Instead, Jay Austin is staying in my childhood home.

Jay Austin, who is a big part of the reason I haven’t been back in almost a decade. Jay Austin, who was my best friend before he became the man who broke my heart. Jay Austin, who is the one here now, when I need someone to listen and a shoulder to cry on. Jay Austin, who is leaving me with so many unanswered questions.

Why is he living in my parents' garage apartment? Why did he dump me for no reason back then? Why is he so good at taking care of me now? Can I ever trust him again? Should I?

Our first attempt at being more than friends was a disaster.

Is there such a thing as a second chance at happily ever after?

My Review: 4 Stars

For those that don't know, I'm a sucker for a good second chance romance. Add in the small town setting and this girl is in heaven! 

Lindy left Stardust Falls 8 years ago after Jay broke her heart into a million pieces. She had zero intentions of ever going back. But when life in the big city became too overwhelming, all she wanted was a hug and direction from her parents. Maybe spending Christmas at home this year won't be so bad? 

Never in a million years would she have imagined walking into her childhood home to see Jay standing in her kitchen... shirtless. Oh! And her parents left the state for Christmas. Surprise! šŸ˜³šŸ˜‚

Y'all. This was such a fun book. I really enjoyed watching Lindy and Jay work through their past and their present to get their HEA. I absolutely loved Jay! He was seriously the best! I totally want glow in the dark stars on my ceiling now... and a huge bean bag chair! šŸ˜‰

I swear the more small town romances I read, the more I want to move to one. The setting was absolutely perfect. I found myself wanting to eat at The Pumpkin Patch and participate in the Snowman Smash. I loved meeting some of the townsfolk and feeling that sense of belonging. I'm really looking forward to Piper and Liam's story. šŸ˜

Y'all. This is my first book by Makenna Holiday and it definitely won't be my last! I've already one-clicked this entire series! I love that each book is set around a holiday. I can't wait to dive back in!

As for my casting... y'all. I seriously love these two! What do you think?


  1. I don't usually read romance novels, but I loved this one. You're in a treat with the rest of the series. They're all wonderful! šŸ˜Š

    1. That's a huge compliment to the author. šŸ˜Š I can't wait to read the rest of the series... šŸ˜