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The award-winning author who writes with "humor and heart" (Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author) invites you to visit the charming small town of Angel Falls. Being naughty was nice, but now these friends-turned-lovers are in for an unforgettable Christmas... Just when Kaitlyn Barnes vows to get over her longtime crush on Rafe Langdon, they share a sizzling evening thatFalls. The award-winning author who writes with "humor and heart" (Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author) invites you to visit the charming small town of Angel Falls. Being naughty was nice, but now these friends-turned-lovers are in for an unforgettable Christmas... Just when Kaitlyn Barnes vows to get over her longtime crush on Rafe Langdon, they share a sizzling evening that delivers an epic holiday surprise: Kaitlyn is pregnant. And if that weren't life-changing enough, everyone assumes they're engaged -- a charade they must keep alive through the holiday season. But Kaitlyn knows Rafe better than anyone, and Rafe settling down is about as likely as Santa skipping Angel Falls this year... Rafe would rather Kaitlyn believe a lie -- that their night together was a fling -- than face his own dangerous truth: he's falling for her, hard. After a devastating loss, Rafe swore he'd never risk his heart again. Yet the longer they pretend to be engaged the more Rafe starts to want the real thing. But now he has to convince Kaitlyn he wants to be by her side -- and their baby's -- for all the Christmases to come. Includes the bonus novel Christmas on Mistletoe Lane by Annie Rains!


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The award-winning author who writes with "humor and heart" (Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author) invites you to visit the charming small town of Angel Falls. Being naughty was nice, but now these friends-turned-lovers are in for an unforgettable Christmas... Just when Kaitlyn Barnes vows to get over her longtime crush on Rafe Langdon, they share a sizzling evening thatFalls. The award-winning author who writes with "humor and heart" (Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author) invites you to visit the charming small town of Angel Falls. Being naughty was nice, but now these friends-turned-lovers are in for an unforgettable Christmas... Just when Kaitlyn Barnes vows to get over her longtime crush on Rafe Langdon, they share a sizzling evening that delivers an epic holiday surprise: Kaitlyn is pregnant. And if that weren't life-changing enough, everyone assumes they're engaged -- a charade they must keep alive through the holiday season. But Kaitlyn knows Rafe better than anyone, and Rafe settling down is about as likely as Santa skipping Angel Falls this year... Rafe would rather Kaitlyn believe a lie -- that their night together was a fling -- than face his own dangerous truth: he's falling for her, hard. After a devastating loss, Rafe swore he'd never risk his heart again. Yet the longer they pretend to be engaged the more Rafe starts to want the real thing. But now he has to convince Kaitlyn he wants to be by her side -- and their baby's -- for all the Christmases to come. Includes the bonus novel Christmas on Mistletoe Lane by Annie Rains!

30 review for All I Want for Christmas Is You

  1. 5 out of 5

    Claire Robinson

    5 - "All I really ever wanted for Christmas was you…" Stars! Another absolutely stellar addition to the Angel Falls series, Rafe Langdon and Kaitlyn Barnes story began in the previous book in that the reasons for their getting together in this one occurred at that point, and I have been dying to read their story ever since. Miranda didn’t disappoint. All I Want for Christmas is You was the perfect mix of Christmas, family, a budding relationship and the chemistry that simmers constantly between our H/h as their connection 5 - "All I really ever wanted for Christmas was you…" Stars! Another absolutely stellar addition to the Angel Falls series, Rafe Langdon and Kaitlyn Barnes story began in the previous book in that the reasons for their getting together in this one occurred at that point, and I have been dying to read their story ever since. Miranda didn’t disappoint. All I Want for Christmas is You was the perfect mix of Christmas, family, a budding relationship and the chemistry that simmers constantly between our H/h as their connection grows. "I’m not sure I can be who you need me to be… But I want to try. You make me want to try…" Unplanned pregnancy is always going to be one of my favourite tropes and Miranda played this one out perfectly with a couple that are neither prepared, together or in any way, shape, or emotional form, ready to take on the responsibility of raising a child together. A little face-planting action from Nonna brings about a fake engagement, and some rogue asbestos, brings about a change in living conditions and voila! Our couple are living together and trying to keep their clothes on! Everything between them felt different… it was better… but in a way she couldn’t quite put her finger on… Rafe has been the happy-go-lucky charmer of the previous books so getting a deeper look into him and his past added a great emotional depth to this story, and Kaitlyn was the perfect match for him in that she didn’t give up her independence in order to be with him. "Love changes things… But you’ve got to make yourself vulnerable enough to let it in…" Add in a cute puppy, plenty of interaction from the rest of the Langdon clan and the town of Angel Falls in general and this was a Christmas winner for me! "Yours and mine…" ARC generously provided by the author via Netgalley, in exchange for the above honest review.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Ann Lorz

    Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog: https://romancingthereaders.blogspot.... I can't tell you how much I've loved this series. Angel Falls has been a place I've enjoyed visiting. I've heard rumblings that this is the last book in the series and if that's the case I have to say I'm a little sad. I'm hoping that if we do leave Angel Falls we find someplace that's equally nice to visit. One of the things I've loved about this series is the great covers. Each other is better than the last. I loved this one and can honestly sa Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog: https://romancingthereaders.blogspot.... I can't tell you how much I've loved this series. Angel Falls has been a place I've enjoyed visiting. I've heard rumblings that this is the last book in the series and if that's the case I have to say I'm a little sad. I'm hoping that if we do leave Angel Falls we find someplace that's equally nice to visit. One of the things I've loved about this series is the great covers. Each other is better than the last. I loved this one and can honestly say that if I had never read Liasson before this cover would have drawn me in. Up this time we have Kaitlyn and Rafe. These two have been friends for what seems like forever. That's what happens when you live in a small town and your sisters bring friends around. I really loved their friendship. It was comfortable and easy. Or at least it was until someone ended up pregnant. Like you don't know who that someone is. Only of them have to parts to carry a baby so this is pretty easy to figure out. I like how both of them are torn on what to do and how to handle everything. But when Rafe's nonna falls ill they decide that they are getting married. Silly Rafe and Kaitlyn. I think they are the only two who don't see that they are truly in love. I get Rafe's issues and why he feels he needs to stay alone. You'll get it too when you read this story. But come on...really!!! Their relationship might have been rocky as hell but you still saw how much they loved each other and didn't want to see the other hurt. I just kept waiting for Rafe to get a clue. The man had a wall up so thick you could knock on it and hear nothing. I also enjoyed how Kaitlyn worked on her relationship with her niece. It wasn't easy at times and the girl had so issues but over time she, along with the town was able to help her understand her worth. During the book, Kaitlyn is looking for a recipe of her grandfathers so it's talked about a lot. I haven't yet tried it but plan on doing so soon. I love when books talk about food/cookie/drink and then give you the recipe. I will mention that All I Want for Christmas is You (do you also hear music when you say the title?) but for me, it reads better after you've read the other two books in the Angel Falls series. It flows better. Follow me on: https://www.facebook.com/RomancingThe... https://twitter.com/Romancingreader ARC received for an honest review

  3. 5 out of 5

    Living My Best Book Life

    I am loving all of these Christmas reads. I know it's only October, but I am addicted to everything Christmas so I could read these all year round. I saw this cover and was captivated by that cute puppy. So, I had to dive into this one right away. All I Want for Christmas Is You is the Christmas romance you need to read this year. It is such a great read. I loved how the book started off. It introduced us to the characters, Kaitlyn and Rafe and already you could tell that these two ha I am loving all of these Christmas reads. I know it's only October, but I am addicted to everything Christmas so I could read these all year round. I saw this cover and was captivated by that cute puppy. So, I had to dive into this one right away. All I Want for Christmas Is You is the Christmas romance you need to read this year. It is such a great read. I loved how the book started off. It introduced us to the characters, Kaitlyn and Rafe and already you could tell that these two had history. They have been friends forever and only recently realized that there may be real feelings involved. Miranda Liasson wrote a captivating friends to lovers romance that had so much heart. Seeing all that Kaitlyn and Rafe have been through and seeing how they blossomed as a couple and individuals is beautiful. There were so many great things about this book like the baking, meeting Rafe's family, and all the puppy love. I don't want to give too much away, but I promise you that it will be one of your favorite holiday romances. I give All I Want for Christmas Is You 5 stars. Miranda Liasson transports readers to the town of Angel Falls. It's magical, filled with family traditions, and all about love.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Leigh

    One of my most anticipated releases for this fall! I really enjoy Miranda Liasson's writing and this small town Angel Falls. Unrequited love, pregnancy, fake relationship...sign me up!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Robin Loves Reading

    Writing this review is a bit hard, because with All I Want for Christmas is You, author Miranda Liasson is bringing an end to the delightful Angel Falls series. At their friends wedding weeks before, Kaitlyn Barnes became pregnant with Rafe Langdon's baby. Best friends for years, Kaitlyn has no idea how to deliver the news to Rafe. As much as Kaitlyn loves and respects Rafe, she knows that he is not willing to settle down, now or ever. Yet, this is a secret that she cannot keep for lo Writing this review is a bit hard, because with All I Want for Christmas is You, author Miranda Liasson is bringing an end to the delightful Angel Falls series. At their friends wedding weeks before, Kaitlyn Barnes became pregnant with Rafe Langdon's baby. Best friends for years, Kaitlyn has no idea how to deliver the news to Rafe. As much as Kaitlyn loves and respects Rafe, she knows that he is not willing to settle down, now or ever. Yet, this is a secret that she cannot keep for long. Not from Rafe, and not from her friends. Meanwhile, Rafe cannot stop thinking of that night. Despite his protests of being far too drunk to remember, there is not one second he forgot. However, Rafe suffered a tragic loss years before and absolutely refuses to give more than a moment's thought to accept that he has strong feelings for Kaitlyn. When he does hear the news, he is determined to do the right thing. The question is whether or not the hole in his heart is too big to be mended. I love the Angel Falls series, and appreciate the conflict and love how it was resolved. The story had a wonderful conclusion as did the series. I have already reviewed the previous two stories in the series and the links are below. Many thanks to Forever for this ARC for review in exchange for my honest opinion.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Isha Coleman

    Laughter may be the best medicine, but a few teardrops are good for cleansing the soul. Liasson basks in the sunshine while sprinkling in some rain. All I Want For Christmas is You presents the best of both worlds. Rafe and Kaitlyn take on the what ifs moments with a pure dash of heart and a handful of pain. Will heartache lead to a second chance or will pride spell the end for two battered hearts? Emotion takes on humor with a spellbinding kind of irresistible.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Saly

    This was okay and entirely too predictable.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Estelle

    This was *so* wonderful. Miranda’s books always make me laugh and swoon. I’m so sad time in Angel Falls is over but I’m certainly happy it ended with some holiday cheer and lots of cookies.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)

    3.5 stars

  10. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    This is the third book of the Angel Falls series and while they all stand alone and you don't *have* to read the first two to enjoy this one, you really should because they are wonderful and they add so much to this story. There is some mild cursing and some sex, but neither thing overwhelms the story – this is absolutely a character-driven story. The cover of this book is also gorgeous. I cannot wait to add this paperback to my collection because all three of these books have had the perfect co This is the third book of the Angel Falls series and while they all stand alone and you don't *have* to read the first two to enjoy this one, you really should because they are wonderful and they add so much to this story. There is some mild cursing and some sex, but neither thing overwhelms the story – this is absolutely a character-driven story. The cover of this book is also gorgeous. I cannot wait to add this paperback to my collection because all three of these books have had the perfect covers for the stories and this one is my favorite. I have loved this series so much, and this book was no exception – this was the perfect ending to this arm of the series. (Yeah, I'm holding out hope that we don't leave this town yet, don't judge me.) Rafe and Kaitlyn's story was deeper and more emotional than I'd thought it would be, to be honest, but I should have known better with Ms. Liasson. Both of them had tremendous loss and trust issues due to their pasts that broke my heart as we read and learned more about them, but Rafe's was especially difficult. His innermost thoughts and fears about his past (no spoilers) made me want to hug him so hard. Watching him overcome those was really heart-breaking but also so beautiful. As always, the side characters in this story were amazing. I loved the updates on the characters from the previous books, but my favorite non-Nonna side character was, without question, Rachel. Oh my gosh, I absolutely adore Rachel and her relationship with the Langdon kids, but I especially loved seeing her connect with Rafe. So often step-parents are portrayed as evil and horrible, but Miranda Liasson has created a beautiful relationship between Rachel and all of the Langdon kids, but her talk with Rafe was especially gorgeous. I loved it. And yeah, I cried during their talk. Because Ms. Liasson just isn't happy unless she makes me cry at least once when I'm reading her books. Hazel also turned out to be quite an awesome addition to this story and the family, which surprised me, to be totally honest.Hopefully Nikki comes to Angel Falls and we get a side story in town because I don't want to leave this magical place! Without spoiling anything, I also loved the baby's name. It was so beautiful. And of course, Nonna and her shenanigans made me fall so in love with her. She was hilarious and sweet and absolutely perfect. I'm not going to spoil anything but I need to say Thank You to Ms. Liasson for the gift of Nonna. I would highly recommend this story to anyone who enjoys a well-written, character driven story. Ms. Liasson is the queen of beautifully written, feel-good, emotional love stories. If you're new to her books, start at the beginning of this story – you will not be disappointed.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Diane

    This book is a small town family filled friends-to-lovers romance that I thoroughly enjoyed. Kaitlyn and Rafe have been best friends for years and while Kaitlin would like to take the next step in their relationship, Rafe refuses to let his frozen heart commit to anything more than being besties. Little does he know that his big Italian family, especially his grandmother, is bound and determined to push them closer together during their pre-holiday traditions to play not-always-subtle matchmakin This book is a small town family filled friends-to-lovers romance that I thoroughly enjoyed. Kaitlyn and Rafe have been best friends for years and while Kaitlin would like to take the next step in their relationship, Rafe refuses to let his frozen heart commit to anything more than being besties. Little does he know that his big Italian family, especially his grandmother, is bound and determined to push them closer together during their pre-holiday traditions to play not-always-subtle matchmaking elves. I’m in romance heaven when an author writes a compelling storyline with characters whose story takes me through a myriad of emotions and Ms. Liasson’s books always deliver. I loved this delightful story, and the othr books in the Angel Falls series, because reading it made me feel like I was wrapped up in a fleecy blanket and the snow was already falling outside my window. I’m more than ready to read more holiday books and to celebrate the upcoming Christmas season. I read an early copy of this book through NetGalley and all opinions expressed in my voluntary review are completely my own.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Britt

    This book was a beyond lovely Christmas read! This is the 3rd and final book In the Angel Falls series by Miranda Liasson This was a great read with friends to lovers, an adorable puppy, an unexpected pregnancy and Christmas magic. I loved Kaitlyn and Rafe and the dynamic between them while they figured out how to let each other, healing past hurts and how to become more than just best friends. Very important side note!! The cookie recipe in here might be some of the best cookies I’ve This book was a beyond lovely Christmas read! This is the 3rd and final book In the Angel Falls series by Miranda Liasson This was a great read with friends to lovers, an adorable puppy, an unexpected pregnancy and Christmas magic. I loved Kaitlyn and Rafe and the dynamic between them while they figured out how to let each other, healing past hurts and how to become more than just best friends. Very important side note!! The cookie recipe in here might be some of the best cookies I’ve ever made. Thank you so much to @netgalley and @readforeverpub for an arc in exchange for my honest review

  13. 5 out of 5

    Christi

    This is a cute Christmas novel. If you like Lifetime Christmas movies, this book is for you. I liked that a romance-y Christmas novel dealt with some realistic modern problems like pregnancy and prior losses and not just some contrived misunderstandings. I hadn't read any of the previous books in this series so it was kind of hard to keep track all of the pregnant sisters and their various spouses and kids. But I quickly realized it didn't matter since they aren't really germane to th This is a cute Christmas novel. If you like Lifetime Christmas movies, this book is for you. I liked that a romance-y Christmas novel dealt with some realistic modern problems like pregnancy and prior losses and not just some contrived misunderstandings. I hadn't read any of the previous books in this series so it was kind of hard to keep track all of the pregnant sisters and their various spouses and kids. But I quickly realized it didn't matter since they aren't really germane to the plot. They are very much bit players in this book. The subplot with Hazel was pretty weak. I would have liked a little more focus on that relationship. Kate spends way more time working on that cookie recipe than she does with her niece. If she hadn't made Hazel work at the diner, she'd never see the poor girl. *I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher and I am required to disclose that in my review in compliance with federal law.*

  14. 4 out of 5

    Michelle Bowles

    SO sad to see this series come to end but so happy it ended with Rafe. This was my favorite of this series. This was more than I could've hoped. This was such a beautiful and amazing ending to a great series.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Sawangjang

    #alliwantforchristmasisyou | @readforeverpub • Out 10/29/19 • THIS. BOOK. 😍 • I needed this book in my life y’all! I’m telling you.. it was hard to put down! I finished this days ago, but life likes to take over and I’ve been sick for almost TWO WEEKS on top of it! 😩 No that wasn’t a typo. It’s the pits. • If you enjoy Hallmark Christmas movies, this one is for you! It's the third and final book of the Angel Falls series. However, it works perfectly as a stand-alone #alliwantforchristmasisyou | @readforeverpub • Out 10/29/19 • THIS. BOOK. 😍 • I needed this book in my life y’all! I’m telling you.. it was hard to put down! I finished this days ago, but life likes to take over and I’ve been sick for almost TWO WEEKS on top of it! 😩 No that wasn’t a typo. It’s the pits. • If you enjoy Hallmark Christmas movies, this one is for you! It's the third and final book of the Angel Falls series. However, it works perfectly as a stand-alone. (I have not read books one and two.) I very quickly came to love the characters in this book and the story itself! I would definitely recommend curling up in front of the fireplace (or space heater) with a glass of wine and some snacks while reading this on a snowy day. It's a keeper! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Go grab your copy tomorrow!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Gretchen (About That Story)

    This was a super sweet, really entertaining, feel-good story that left me smiling and happy. I had so much fun reading it and enjoyed Rafe and Kaitlyn navigating their way through the ups and downs. It was a great story! Kaitlyn and Rafe were awesome, I loved them and they stressed me out all rolled into one. I loved their chemistry and this battle they were fighting with their feelings in the middle of this surprise baby situation. There was a bit of tension, a lot of angst, yearning, and This was a super sweet, really entertaining, feel-good story that left me smiling and happy. I had so much fun reading it and enjoyed Rafe and Kaitlyn navigating their way through the ups and downs. It was a great story! Kaitlyn and Rafe were awesome, I loved them and they stressed me out all rolled into one. I loved their chemistry and this battle they were fighting with their feelings in the middle of this surprise baby situation. There was a bit of tension, a lot of angst, yearning, and love. Some things were emotional, especially learning more about Rafe’s past, but mostly it was just entertaining and fun. There's some mild drama happening between them as they come together and fight their feelings and I couldn't wait for them to get to their HEA. There's a nice cast of characters thanks to their family and the quirky townspeople. I felt it was a sweet, heartwarming read. Not super in-depth but just enough to keep you invested. It moved along well and I enjoyed reading it. This was a wonderful addition to the Angel Falls series. Bottom line, it’s a light, entertaining read that will leave you with a smile on your face and your heart feeling full. There's some drama and ups and downs but it's not to taxing. When you want something sweet, then this will hit the spot! Complimentary copy received for honest review.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Christyg

    I want a family like those in Angel Falls. Rafe and Kaitlyn have known each other forever. They have been best of friends for a few years. Both are denying that they are anything other than friends. After an interlude at a wedding a few months ago, their relationship is strained. And now Kaitlyn is pregnant. The story is one of my favorite themes of friends to lovers and it was done perfectly. Rafe and Kaitlyn are in love though neither of them will admit it. Everyone else sees it tho I want a family like those in Angel Falls. Rafe and Kaitlyn have known each other forever. They have been best of friends for a few years. Both are denying that they are anything other than friends. After an interlude at a wedding a few months ago, their relationship is strained. And now Kaitlyn is pregnant. The story is one of my favorite themes of friends to lovers and it was done perfectly. Rafe and Kaitlyn are in love though neither of them will admit it. Everyone else sees it though. Both have reasons to want to avoid a relationship, but the pregnancy changes everything. The book made me laugh and cry. It had the right amount of humor, sweetness and emotion. I fell in love with all of the characaters. It's a great Christmas story! I look forward to more Angel Falls stories! I received an advance copy and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jaime ~ Fiction Fangirls

    This was the best friends to lovers, surprise pregnancy romance that I've read in a long time. I love the family aspect of this story. Everyone was so close and so cheerful, it was hard not to fall in love with Langdon family, even when Nona is manipulative and calculating...with the best intentions, of course. There was a bit of back and forth from Rafe that could've gotten really annoying if the author hadn't done a great job of showing (not just telling) how his history has affected his abili This was the best friends to lovers, surprise pregnancy romance that I've read in a long time. I love the family aspect of this story. Everyone was so close and so cheerful, it was hard not to fall in love with Langdon family, even when Nona is manipulative and calculating...with the best intentions, of course. There was a bit of back and forth from Rafe that could've gotten really annoying if the author hadn't done a great job of showing (not just telling) how his history has affected his ability accept love and happiness with someone outside of his immediate family. It was obvious from very early on that he and Kaitlyn felt more for each other than the love between friends but their journey to acknowledge those feelings was paced perfectly and I thoroughly enjoyed the journey!! I'm sad to see this series come to an end but what a great way to finish!! *I received an ARC from NetGalley for honest review

  19. 5 out of 5

    Vivian

    I truly am grateful to the author for providing me with the opportunity to review an ARC of this book. That said, however, this storyline is my least favorite type of romance - baby romance - so anyone reading this review can take it with a grain of salt. I did find the pace of the book a bit slow and had difficulty connecting to the characters as well. Rafe was either totally closed down or gushing emotions like a girl - I got worn down with his numerous back-and-forths. As for Kaitlyn, she was I truly am grateful to the author for providing me with the opportunity to review an ARC of this book. That said, however, this storyline is my least favorite type of romance - baby romance - so anyone reading this review can take it with a grain of salt. I did find the pace of the book a bit slow and had difficulty connecting to the characters as well. Rafe was either totally closed down or gushing emotions like a girl - I got worn down with his numerous back-and-forths. As for Kaitlyn, she was entirely too hopeful, setting herself up for disappointment at every turn. But all's well that ends well and this was, overall, a good series that I enjoyed reading.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Pat

    To be honest - I don't normally read this type of book. BUT I must say I truly truly enjoyed " All I want for Christmas is you " I love Kaitlyn and Rafe! It was actually nice to sit on a rainy day and enjoy a sweet, heart warming story! Miranda appears to write with her heart. I hope we get to see Rafe return....I highly recommend this book - it will make you laugh, maybe cry a bit , tug at your heart ... But once you start it , you may not be able to put it down.. Thank you Miranda for a very l To be honest - I don't normally read this type of book. BUT I must say I truly truly enjoyed " All I want for Christmas is you " I love Kaitlyn and Rafe! It was actually nice to sit on a rainy day and enjoy a sweet, heart warming story! Miranda appears to write with her heart. I hope we get to see Rafe return....I highly recommend this book - it will make you laugh, maybe cry a bit , tug at your heart ... But once you start it , you may not be able to put it down.. Thank you Miranda for a very lovely heart warming story!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Angie Elle

    ARC from Netgalley There’s no doubt in my mind that fans of the Angel Falls series have been clamoring for Rafe and Kaitlyn’s story - myself included. I fell for them from the beginning, and thank God Miranda Liasson gave us their story with All I Want for Christmas Is You! This is the third book in the series, and yes. You could read it out of order and be just fine; that’s how I read it. But I will say that Kaitlyn and Rafe’s flirtation in the previous books was so wonderful, and I think reading th ARC from Netgalley There’s no doubt in my mind that fans of the Angel Falls series have been clamoring for Rafe and Kaitlyn’s story - myself included. I fell for them from the beginning, and thank God Miranda Liasson gave us their story with All I Want for Christmas Is You! This is the third book in the series, and yes. You could read it out of order and be just fine; that’s how I read it. But I will say that Kaitlyn and Rafe’s flirtation in the previous books was so wonderful, and I think reading them in order will give the reader a much sweeter payoff. Having lost his first love in an accident years ago, Rafe Landgon is no stranger to tragedy. It’s taught him to distance himself from people, and to shut his heart off to finding love. His one exception is his family, who he absolutely adores. Rafe was such a wonderful man. The adoration he showed his family was mutual; he was so sweet to his sisters, a doting uncle who loved being around his nieces and nephew, and a hero with his work as a firefighter. There was a particular scene with his step-mother in this book that showcased how loving Rafe was, and it was enough to tug at the heartstrings. He is just such a loving man, and to see him hold himself back from that was heart wrenching. Kaitlyn has been friends with Rafe’s sisters for as long as she can remember, and she’s had a crush on Rafe for almost as long. While her family may have been smaller, it was no less loving. But the lesson she inadvertently learned from her mother wouldn’t allow her to ask for help or even allow it when it was offered. So when Rafe and Kaitlyn get carried away one night and it results in an unplanned pregnancy, she’s adamant that she can do this by herself if she has to. This is where Kaitlyn’s hard-nose for independence comes through. This man, who she has known her entire life, who has always been there for his family, and for her - she can’t help but continuously give him an out. Which, of course, Rafe never takes. It was getting frustrating for me, and I had to keep reminding myself that Kaitlyn wasn’t privy to Rafe’s thoughts like I was. I also had to remind myself that it was an inherent part of her character based on things that happened in her life, and her character arc really was wonderfully written. There was a lot of push and pull in this book, which was fitting based on Rafe and Kaitlyn’s pasts, and it killed me. They were so in love but just could not get on the same page at the same time. And when they finally do - man. It’s that amazing payoff that I was talking about earlier! The way Rafe just didn't want to let Kaitlyn go but found it so impossible to open up was devastating to me. I was so rooting for them to find their happily ever after! We finally get to meet Kaitlyn’s mother here and her troubled niece who has come to stay with him, and I really enjoyed this part of the story as well. That Kaitlyn’s mother recognized her inability to accept help before she did really spoke to how well she knew her daughter, and I like that Kaitlyn saw pieces of herself in her niece. There was also a stray puppy in this book that (mild spoiler) Rafe wouldn’t allow himself to connect with despite his adoration for the pup, and it was a brilliant way for the author to showcase just how much he’d shut himself down. Oh, and my favorite part of this story was Rafe calling Kaitlyn ‘Katie.’ He was the only one who did, and every time he did, it melted my heart. That he was in love with her pretty much from the beginning of this book was so evident to everyone but them. Obviously we get to see a lot of Rafe’s family in this book, as they have collectively played a large part in each installment of the series. I do wish that there had been just a bit more focus on Rafe’s past relationship since it played such a prominent part in who he was today, and based on his past, it was fairly predictable to see what the main conflict was going to be between him and Kaitlyn, but that didn’t make All I Want for Christmas Is You any less enjoyable for me. Overall, I have found the Angel Falls series to be so poignant and delightful. Highlights for me have been seeing the Langdon kids still dealing with the loss of their mother even all these years later as adults; it just felt so real. Also, the way they are with their Nonna was so precious; this author has created a beautiful family that I think anyone would love to be a part of. I am very sad to see this family go, but the epilogue in this one left me feeling happy for them. If you love small town romance and close knit families, I can’t recommend this series enough. I know I’ll be returning to Angel Falls many times over with re-reads!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Amy A

    Please note: This review is only for All I Want for Christmas Is You and does not include a review on the bonus novel. Kaitlyn Barnes has harbored a crush on her best friends' brother, Rafe Langdon, for years. She knows a terrible loss in Rafe's past keeps him from forming lasting relationships, so she knows her crush goes no further than where it currently sits. That is, until spending time together at a wedding results in them spending the night together, which then results in Kaitlyn f Please note: This review is only for All I Want for Christmas Is You and does not include a review on the bonus novel. Kaitlyn Barnes has harbored a crush on her best friends' brother, Rafe Langdon, for years. She knows a terrible loss in Rafe's past keeps him from forming lasting relationships, so she knows her crush goes no further than where it currently sits. That is, until spending time together at a wedding results in them spending the night together, which then results in Kaitlyn finding out she's pregnant. Finding out about the baby throws Rafe back to when he lost everything once before. He's determined not to lose again, but how can he be everything Kaitlyn and the baby need if he's still broken inside? One thing is for certain: their lives are both irrevocably changed as their once close friendship shifts to something more. Anyone who has been reading this series knows that the Rafe and Kaitlyn relationship has been building up in the background since the beginning. It's these relationships, and eventual books, that I love the most because of all the anticipation. Sometimes that anticipation works in the book's favor and sometimes not as expectations aren't met. I'd say All I Want for Christmas is You falls somewhere in the middle. I don't really know what I was expecting, but I ultimately felt like the book didn't necessarily head in the direction I thought it would. I think that Miranda Liasson really plays well with the idea of people's lives and their relationships changing at the drop of a hat. There's a definitely divide between the Rafe and Kaitlyn we saw in the first two books, to the Rafe and Kaitlyn we see here. It's all understandable because for one they altered their platonic relationship into something very not platonic, and of course, there's going to be a baby. I guess for me, I missed the way they interacted in the first two books, but as I said the transition from where they were then to where they're going is deftly felt and, honestly, a very true to life feeling. Things can't go back to the way they were. There's no way. Their relationship has changed and what we, as readers, now experience in this book is seeing if Kaitlyn and Rafe can change with that or if they drift apart. It's a little bittersweet, I think, mourning what is lost, but this is also in line with Rafe still mourning his fiancee whom died years ago. Rafe still sees himself as that young man who lost his path, basically lost the future he planned for. Kaitlyn's pregnancy brings up this loss, but it is intrinsically linked to Rafe's present. So it's new and different, but still somewhat mirrors his past. All I Want for Christmas really highlights the changes, the transitions that life takes whether they're natural or unexpected, and then shows us what we do with that those changes. It's the first really full Christmas story I've read this year (with not just hints of the holiday but taking place during the holidays) and it really fits with the whole rebirth and new years vibe that this time of year brings. I'd say you can read this without having read the other books in the series, but I always think it's more beneficial to know where a story and its characters are coming from.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Marsha Keeper Bookshelf

    Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU is such a delightful romance that pulled me in and kept me flipping pages until the ending. I wish I had read the first two stories in this series (trilogy?) first but I hadn’t and there simply wasn’t enough time to do that before this review was due. I will be going back to the beginning, not because I feel I have to but because I want to know the full stories of what went on before Rafe and Kaitlyn’s story. Sometimes the “o Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU is such a delightful romance that pulled me in and kept me flipping pages until the ending. I wish I had read the first two stories in this series (trilogy?) first but I hadn’t and there simply wasn’t enough time to do that before this review was due. I will be going back to the beginning, not because I feel I have to but because I want to know the full stories of what went on before Rafe and Kaitlyn’s story. Sometimes the “obvious to everyone else” perfect partner is right in front of you – for years of friendship. And that is how Rafe and Kaitlyn began, yes, she’d had a crush on him but knowing of his history she knew it would not go anywhere. There she was wrong as one night proved just how perfect they are together – with unexpected results. Now they’re planning a sort of fake engagement, living together due to odd circumstances, getting tons of (unwanted) help from family, friends and the quirky residents of Angel Falls, and discovering that friends-to-lovers-to-parents might not have been the ideal way to fall deeply in love but it’s working out that way for them. Now they simply have to get out of their own way, tear down some of Rafe’s walls and trust in a future that can be everything they’d wish for – if they’re willing to risk their hearts. I had such a good time with these characters and their love story. If you love a really believable romance with likable characters, a touch of drama, quirky townsfolk and family that is always there for you – then I believe you’d love ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU. I’d not hesitate to recommend this one, and I’m heading to one-click on a couple of titles now to get caught up. Buying the previous books when it’s not necessary is probably a high compliment to the author that I’m invested in their world – the truth is, I loved these folks and now want to know it all. *I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

  24. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    I really enjoyed this book, this whole series is super fun I am in love with the small town of Angel Falls, they seem like one big family and everyone has your back. I liked how in this book it was about finding a hero but about finding hope in the present. I loved how Kailyn and Rafe were best friends and how through everything they faced they wanted to keep that friendship at the forefront. I had a hard time putting this book down it just draws you in and so fun to read it really makes you fee I really enjoyed this book, this whole series is super fun I am in love with the small town of Angel Falls, they seem like one big family and everyone has your back. I liked how in this book it was about finding a hero but about finding hope in the present. I loved how Kailyn and Rafe were best friends and how through everything they faced they wanted to keep that friendship at the forefront. I had a hard time putting this book down it just draws you in and so fun to read it really makes you feel like you are reading about friends not about fictional characters. There is sex in this book so it may not be suitable for all readers. I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley. I was under no obligation to post a review and have given my honest opinion Christmas on Mistletoe Lane- Annie Rains When I saw this book all over social media I knew I wanted to read this book and one thing I wasn't sure of if it would live up to all the hype. Well I was not disappointed it completely lived up to the hype I fell in love with this book. I have never read anything by this author and to be honest I can't wait to read more. I loved the small town of Sweetwater Springs and it seemed like one of those towns you just want to go visit, total small town America for sure. I loved the heart of the story and I loved how in the end you want to follow up with some many more characters wondering whats happening in there lives as well. I felt this book was a quick read even though its a larger book. I will also say that in this book it does imply adult situations but over all this is a good clean read which was completely refreshing. If you have never read or even if you have by Annie Rains grab this book you will not be disappoint at all totally worth the read and it will totally put you into the Christmas spirit. I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley. I was under no obligation to post a review and have given my honest opinion

  25. 4 out of 5

    Rachael Bromley

    What more could you want from a read....Christmas, a good cookie recipe, a cute puppy, a love legend and a damn good story that will have your heart melting and your emotions being tugged all over the place. Rafe or Raphael to his family, lost the one he loved and the child he would never see in a car accident. Not wanting to love again or lose anyone else, Rafe keeps himself to himself and hopes it’s enough for his life at least. Kaitlyn is loving working in her grandfathers shop, The Bean, tha What more could you want from a read....Christmas, a good cookie recipe, a cute puppy, a love legend and a damn good story that will have your heart melting and your emotions being tugged all over the place. Rafe or Raphael to his family, lost the one he loved and the child he would never see in a car accident. Not wanting to love again or lose anyone else, Rafe keeps himself to himself and hopes it’s enough for his life at least. Kaitlyn is loving working in her grandfathers shop, The Bean, that she reopened after his death. Loving making the cakes and coffee for the residents of Angel falls. One night was all it took before a long friendship was on the brink of being no more. As we read the book we find two best friends who had one night whilst at a friends wedding trying to tackle their feelings and emotions as Rafe’s Nonna starts her matchmaking skills on them. A surprise baby kicks up feeling of insecurity and from this onwards I was so heartbroken at what they were going through and I wanted to shout “just talk” to them. I loved Nonna with her feigned illness to get them to see what they could have although my heart was in my mouth when Kaitlyn had to go to hospital and Rafe started to pull away. Yet another reason why I love Miranda’s books so much because even in just a short time she has managed to pull you into the story like a ghost observing what is going on with no way of talking to the characters. She manages to rip your heart out put it into a blender and rearranges it just so you know how the characters are feeling. With being best friends and that being on the line.......will Rafe let go of the past and have the HEA and future he truly deserves. Well done on an awesome read.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Ayekah

    Be still my heart! Miranda what have you done?? Good gravy this book made me all kinds of crazy! Back in Angel Falls we are delivered so deliciously the story of Rafe and Kaitlyn. Best friends forever and when a one night oops turns into so much more- I devoured this story. I truly did. Katie runs the coffee shop she inherited and making it work, worrying how things are going to go with the business, baking up a storm, looking after her niece who is now living in town because of problems ba Be still my heart! Miranda what have you done?? Good gravy this book made me all kinds of crazy! Back in Angel Falls we are delivered so deliciously the story of Rafe and Kaitlyn. Best friends forever and when a one night oops turns into so much more- I devoured this story. I truly did. Katie runs the coffee shop she inherited and making it work, worrying how things are going to go with the business, baking up a storm, looking after her niece who is now living in town because of problems back home, Katie is a total independent micro-manager. Add champion worry wart to that list. Also add now pregnant after a one night with her best friend Rafe results this little bump in her road. She goes to see his sister who is also her Dr to confirm. The Langdon family is large, loving and Rafe is a part of that family, as is Katie. It's a small town and small town drama included, love is in the air or is it? Rafe has his issues. This big strapping Firefighter/EMT lost once and vows to never lose again. But he's loyal as a pup and even when Katie pushes him away, he's there. What begins as a pregnancy ends up as an engagement because Grandma wouldn't have it any other way! Rafe and Katie now have to navigate the waters of the little fib, the whole town knowing, baby on the way and everything else that shakes out in this wonderful and perfectly written story! Will they, won't they? What happens when the truth comes out and what is the truth? Gah! This book! It is captivating! I am a little sad that this will be the last book in the series, please say it isn't so! A must read romance for any time of year. arc from NetGalley and publisher for an honest review.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Becky

    Rafe and Kaitlyn have known each other for years, she's best friends with his sisters and a real part of his family. They've been the best of friends who enjoy hanging out, laughing and are able to talk about anything. That changes when they have one night together. Not able to really face each other and admit that the one night truly meant something to each of them, they avoid each other and when they are together neither will admit that they care. When Kaitlyn starts feeling ill and takes a pr Rafe and Kaitlyn have known each other for years, she's best friends with his sisters and a real part of his family. They've been the best of friends who enjoy hanging out, laughing and are able to talk about anything. That changes when they have one night together. Not able to really face each other and admit that the one night truly meant something to each of them, they avoid each other and when they are together neither will admit that they care. When Kaitlyn starts feeling ill and takes a pregnancy test which is positive, she knows she has to tell Rafe. When they tell his family, everyone is exciting that they are finally together.When he tells his grandmother they will raise the baby as friends, she ends up in the hospital and makes them promise they'll get married. They go along with it to make her feel better but Rafe is scared because of his past which he finally comes clean with Kaitlyn about. When she has a scare with the baby every bit of progress he's made toward the relationship is gone as he faces his biggest fear. He pushes her away and when he realizes he shouldn't have and tries to talk to her, she pushes him away. They have a lot to work through and luckily they have family on their side to help them get through to their real feelings! Love the way Ms. Liasson develops her characters and the way they interact with each other. There's lots of love and laughter throughout the story. I received an ARC from Netgalley and am voluntarily leaving my review

  28. 5 out of 5

    Lynn

    This is the third of three books in the Angel Falls series. You could tell from the cast of characters that there was a lot of backstory that I missed because I chose to read this book first. That said, I continued to read it, although I had a hard time warming up to both of the lead characters. Katie and Rafe are best friends, although Katie has had a crush on Rafe for forever. Rafe , who had no idea about Katie's crush, was engaged to be married when his fiancee and their unborn baby were kill This is the third of three books in the Angel Falls series. You could tell from the cast of characters that there was a lot of backstory that I missed because I chose to read this book first. That said, I continued to read it, although I had a hard time warming up to both of the lead characters. Katie and Rafe are best friends, although Katie has had a crush on Rafe for forever. Rafe , who had no idea about Katie's crush, was engaged to be married when his fiancee and their unborn baby were killed in an auto accident. After one night at a wedding, when things got more intimate than they should have, Katie discovers that she is pregnant with Rafe's baby. Rafe, who can never risk love again, due to his loss years ago, says he will be responsible for the baby, but that's as far as he can go. Katie, having been raised to be an independent woman, wants more, and swears to raise the baby alone. Of course, many things happen before these two get to their HEA. I had a hard time liking either of the main characters. Perhaps if I had read the other books first, I would not have been put off by Katie's "I must do this alone" attitude, and Rafe's "I can never risk my heart again" attitudes, but since I didn't I just wanted to shake some sense into both of them. As I said before, I read this because I wanted to see how things ended, but I'm not sure I liked it enough to read the first two.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)

    Kaitlyn Barnes and Rafe Langdon have been the best of friends for years, but somewhere along the line things started to go array, and both developed secret romantic feelings for one another. Which they thought they did a pretty good job at hiding, even though everyone else around them knew that they shared more then friendship... there was no hiding the undeniable sparks! Then one night, after a few too many drinks they gave into their hearts and shared a very memorable night together Kaitlyn Barnes and Rafe Langdon have been the best of friends for years, but somewhere along the line things started to go array, and both developed secret romantic feelings for one another. Which they thought they did a pretty good job at hiding, even though everyone else around them knew that they shared more then friendship... there was no hiding the undeniable sparks! Then one night, after a few too many drinks they gave into their hearts and shared a very memorable night together... not realizing this one night would be the start of something truly magical! All I Want for Christmas comes brimming with everything necessary to leave your heart happy and swimming in holiday feels! From the very first page this couple pulled me into their world and had me mesmerized by every word... once I latched onto them I just didn't want to let them go. Theirs is a story of second chances, letting go, new beginnings, and finding love. I loved this pairing so much, watching them embrace this new stage in their lives, maneuver through all the new emotions and finding their happiness, it was such a wonderful journey. I highly recommend this one, it's pages hold a story destined to warm you heart and keep you thoroughly entertained! I requested an advanced copy of this title from the publisher, and I am voluntarily leaving my honest opinion.

  30. 4 out of 5

    P.e. lolo

    The book picks up after the last when a wedding took place. Kaitlyn and Rafe who spent the night together and both being over the top with the night. Are now not talking to each other. She is also looking for her grandfather’s cookie recipe for a contest that she wants to enter and she feels that recipe would be a winner. She is also dealing with her niece who is still having issues with shoplifting and she is looking for anything to help her. She does have her start working at the coffee store The book picks up after the last when a wedding took place. Kaitlyn and Rafe who spent the night together and both being over the top with the night. Are now not talking to each other. She is also looking for her grandfather’s cookie recipe for a contest that she wants to enter and she feels that recipe would be a winner. She is also dealing with her niece who is still having issues with shoplifting and she is looking for anything to help her. She does have her start working at the coffee store and she also finds a tutor for her in math. Rafe, on the other hand, had been acting weird since the wedding. Now when Kaitlyn news to tell him and his family after the announcement his Nonna wants them to get married and so they become engaged. The thing that no one knows is that it is fake. As much as Rafe wants to he just can’t get over his past, so Kaitlyn leaves and moves back to her apartment. Now she is working towards the bake-off, her niece is doing better and for Rafe, she can only have dreams of what it could have been. Read this wonderful story to see how it ends and about her cookie recipe contest. A very good story with really good characters from the other books really likes Nonna. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 4 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com

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