Will Oliver get the gift he’s hoping for this Christmas?
Oliver Walker’s Christmas is shaping up to be a quiet one. That is until hunky neighbour Ed Middleton moves in next door.
Attraction is instant, but Ed is only there temporarily and neither wants to start something with an expiration date.
As the festive season approaches, holiday cheer wraps around them, and giving in to temptation is inevitable. But Ed is still set on moving in the new year—a fresh start, miles away from those he’s closest to.
If Oliver doesn’t want to lose his heart, he’ll have to show Ed that home is wherever he wants it to be, and love is possible no matter what.
No Place Like Home is a heartwarming story of love between neighbours, family and friends, about adorable rescue cats, and remembering that sometimes the very thing you’re looking for is right under your nose.
Some things are a given. Me devouring Jacob’s annual holiday story is one of them. This year we have an awkward meet-cute between two new neighbors with a spunky Aunt and a finicky kitty. Ed is working on flipping a house before he moves out of town. After inheriting his Aunt’s home Ed and his siblings decide a makeover is in order before they sell the place. Still licking his wounds from a recent break-up this opportunity seems like the perfect stepping stone for Ed before he packs his bags and heads north. Ed doesn’t have much of a plan but the sparks flying between his new sexy neighbor definitely isn’t one of them. Too bad he’s not staying. He’s off to tackle his dreams and grand adventures await him. No time for a fling and he’s not a hook-up kind of guy. There’s just something about Oliver that makes him wish they had more time. Maybe, just maybe, their Christmas wishes will come true after all.
There’s a bit of push and pull. Ed is a little like a porcupine, bristly and sharp at first glance. But he has the softest underbelly when he trusts enough to show it. Oliver is more like a Goldendoodle, never short of a smile and always willing to help. Put them together and things aren’t always smooth sailing but certainly amusing. I adored Oliver and his lighthearted attitude. I was also smitten with Betty. I could easily see myself sitting in her kitchen, munching on cookies and working on puzzles. I wasn’t so sure about Ed at first but he warmed my heart before long. It was clear to see he was still hurting and feeling a touch lost with his newfound future. His bossy sisters were hilarious and I immediately thought of how lucky he is to have them. Working side by side on the home renovation they discover that there really is….no place like home.
Slow burn sets a gentle pace. First impressions aren’t always true impressions. And the acceptance that there’s nothing wrong with a small world…you must catch your happiness wherever you can!
If you’re searching for a tender tale that reminds us we don’t always need to chase our dreams….because sometimes they are already at your feet.