{Review} Off The Market by Magan Vernon

Title: Off The Market
Series: The 12 NA's of Christmas
Author: Magan Vernon
Published: 1st Nov 2013
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: eARC provided by author for fair & honest review
Rating: 4/5

*** This book is proud to be a part of The 12 NA's of Christmas *** 

12 New Adult Novellas. 12 Best Selling Authors. November 2013.

Etta Davis didn't have showing a house penciled into her Christmas plans, but with the other realtors already off enjoying their holiday, she'd been stuck with the task. It wasn't all bad though, the house up for grabs used to belong to the family of her high school sweetheart, Andrew Lawson. Though now dilapidated, thanks to its current owners, it still held the power to bring back forgotten memories and turn the routine showing into something else entirely. Particularly when Andrew shows up, wanting to buy the house. Now Etta must decide whether a second chance is worth taking the house, and her heart, off the market

The story:
I really enjoy stories about second chances at love and that's exactly what this is. After moving away for college Etta breaks up with her high school boyfriend, not wanting to have a long distance relationship. But now she's back living at home and working as a realtor and much to her dislike she's been roped into doing a house showing on Christmas Eve. The old family house of her high school sweet heart no less. But it's not until she opens the door to the sexy face of Andrew Lawson, that she starts to see her Christmas looking up.

The connection between them is still there and as they walk around the old house full of memories they start to reminisce. Can they make their relationship work a second time around?

The characters:
Etta & Andrew have very similar personalities, and listening to their alternating POVs showed that they both have insecurities about how the other feels about them. I felt their characters where a nice change from the opposites attract approach too!

The romance:
For such a short novella I really felt the chemistry between Etta & Andrew. I felt like they where a couple I went to school with and seeing them rekindle their romance was really sweet. Plus Magan wrote some hot and saucy scenes that will spice your Christmas up!! ;)

The Writing:
I love that Magan's characters already knew each other, I felt it made the quick progress of the romance much more believable. I also loved the little memories of from their past that she sprinkled throughout the story - it also helped to give depth to their relationship. Plus being written in dual POV was an added bonus!

Off The Market is a cute, fun and steamy little romance novella about love & second chances. It's a great addition to the 12 Na's of Christmas collection - add this one your Christmas season reading list!!

Sexuality: medium / sex scenes
Violence: none
Language: mild
Drugs & alcohol: none

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