I finished the last book from Richard Paul Evans that I reserved from the new releases in the library and realized that there was another book that I hadn't read yet. I reserved it immediately and it came in pretty quickly since there wasn't a high demand. I had to set it aside while I finished up some other books that were due back to the library but The Mistletoe Promise by Richard Paul Evans was worth the wait. I finally got a chance to read it and I couldn't put it down.
Elise Dutton dreads the arrival of another holiday season. Three
years earlier, her husband cheated on her with her best friend,
resulting in a bitter divorce that left her alone, broken, and
Then, one November day, a stranger approaches Elise
in the mall food court. Though she recognizes the man from her
building, Elise has never formally met him. Tired of spending the
holidays alone, the man offers her a proposition. For the next eight
weeks—until the evening of December 24—he suggests that they pretend to
be a couple. He draws up a contract with four rules:
1. No deep, probing personal questions
2. No drama
3. No telling anyone the truth about the relationship
4. The contract is void on Christmas Day
lonely Elise surprises herself by agreeing to the idea. As the charade
progresses, the safety of her fake relationship begins to mend her badly
broken heart. But just as she begins to find joy again, her long-held
secret threatens to unravel the emerging relationship. But she might not
be the only one with secrets.
I started this book when I was going to sleep and I couldn't put it down. I read through the whole thing start to finish. It was a great book and an amazing twists and turns that I didn't see coming. This was a heart warming story where the Elise Dutton has lead a hard life which is all unfolding to the reader during the extra tough time of the holiday season. Elise gets approached to make a Mistletoe Promise with Nicholas where they spend some of the holiday season together so that they don't have to go to parties alone. I loved watching the relationship between these two people unfold because there were still mysteries that were left covered until the very end of the book. I hope that you pick up this and other books in this authors wonderful Christmas series. I can't wait to look up other books by this author because I have loved everything that I have read so far and I hope that you do to!