Kristin Richmond knows too much about secrets and lies. Her family’s property development empire has survived its share of scandals.
But this Christmas, there’s one more surprise in store: new family attorney Jackson Jones. He was the first man Kristin ever loved—and the man who broke her heart.
Now she’s forced to work with him, torn between clashing over corporate matters and succumbing to the heat still crackling between them.
Can Kristin—and her family business—survive his seductive charm this time around?
This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
Title: What Happens at Christmas…
Series: Clashing Birthrights #3
Author: Yvonne Lindsay
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: September 28, 2021
Rating: 4 stars
What Happens at Christmas… continues the Clashing Birthrights series with Kristin’s story. After all the upheaval that her family’s been going through recently, the last thing Kristin wants to deal with is a blast from her past in the form of the one man who broke her heart, the one man who mattered. And being placed into a position of power as the family/business attorney isn’t setting very well with a woman who easily admits to not trusting Jackson one little bit.
Jackson made mistakes in the past, and he’s about to make a few more by keeping his reasons for breaking Kristin’s heart to himself. And perhaps more importantly, by not telling her his entire truth, ugly, sad, or outrageous doesn’t matter, what does to her is that he still, after the lessons learned from their breakup, cannot manage to give her the entire truth at one time.
To be fair to Jackson, he’s got an extremely personal and sensitive situation to handle that he’s chosen to not enlighten Kristin about but it wears on him. He has obligations, loving ones, but nonetheless, Jackson isn’t convinced that letting Kristin back into his life is the right choice for either of them. Oh, sure, the love still burns bright – but it’s not always about love, is it? Add to the pot that is stirring a little bit of blackmail in the form of another offspring making contact… and this couple, this family has pretty much had all they can take. But there is strength here that will not let an enemy win, no matter who they are.
I enjoyed What Happens at Christmas… very much. I do, however, feel that reading the previous books in the series is helpful to understand some events that happen in Jackson’s and Kristin’s story. Do you have to? Of course not. That choice is entirely yours, yet I would recommend the entire series if at all possible. I don’t know if there will be more to come… it feels like there should be (without me giving away a possible spoiler as to why I feel that) but I guess time will ultimately tell. In all, it’s a good story that takes place around Christmastime with an interesting couple facing down their past before the future will open up for them.
I own a Kindle edition of this title.
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