Welcome Home For Christmas by Annie Rains | Book Review

Welcome Home For Christmas by Annie Rains is a bite sized holiday romance novella. The story feels fully developed despite it being under 200 pages. I think that if you’re open to romance novels with a strong military town setting, you will find yourself enjoying Welcome Home For Christmas. Also, although this is fourth in the Hero’s Welcome series, you do not need to have read any of the other books to enjoy this.

Allison Carmichael works at the local Veteran’s Center, on a base in a military town. She’s putting together an auction to raise money for the local orphanage, for Christmas. The plan is to auction off some of the local men in order to help the women whose husbands are currently deployed. Troy Matthews is a military police officer on base and somehow ends up roped into the auction.

Allison ends up bidding on him and decides to have him be her fake boyfriend for a Christmas Eve event held by her mother. Allison’s mother is a psychologist who is really into profiling, so she always finds these fatal flaws with everyone Allison dates and Allison just would rather not go through that rigamarole with someone she cares about.

Of course, based on the cover of Welcome Home For Christmas and every fake date romance story ever, you know as well as I do that sparks are bound to fly between Allison and Troy. And goodness, do those sparks fly. I mean, there’s kissing beyond mistletoe moments. Actually, there’s even some adult times in this book too (hey yoooo). Anyways, so despite not expecting any kind of connection — Allison and Troy are pretty attracted to each other. I thought the chemistry between them felt relatively natural and made sense.

Ultimately, Welcome Home For Christmas by Annie Rains is a fast, adorable read, perfect for cozying up with. I find myself wanting to check out more in Annie Rains’ Hero’s Welcome series after reading this – as I imagine they all have that nice blend of sweet and adult-y.

On a scale of one to Buddy The Elf, how much Christmas spirit does this book have?

Okay, so no one in this book is decorating a Gimble’s after hours. However, both Allison and Troy do really care about the orphans and giving them an excellent Christmas. They do things like fundraise and volunteer to help out. There’s also gifts exchanged, parties, and forgiveness. I think that Welcome Home For Christmas has a special sort of Christmas spirit that is more quiet and less overt than Buddy The Elf.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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