Deck the halls with danger After her husband s death, Holly Bancroft Cole knows Christmas won t be the same this year Still grieving, she decides to complete the renovations on her North Carolina farmhouse and hires a construction worker Drawn to his piercing eyes and gentle manners, Holly can t shake the feeling that secrets lie behind the handsome stranger s warm smileHaunted by memories, Matt Rankin can t remember the joy that simple pleasures bring until he meets Holly When a harrowing attempt is made on her life, Matt realizes he can t live without this beautiful angel Now he must protect the woman he loves at all costs even if it means risking his own life Sweet romance suspense I was routing for Matt the whole way, how could you not I could feel the emotions throughout Loved it Content no language, one sex scene mature audience. With Christmas just around the corner, Widow, Holly Bancroft Cole is still moving on from the pain of losing her husband, Ryan, who was murdered Suddenly wanting to finish the renovations they started together, she hires Matt Rankin to help her brother in law with the work Matt is pretty much home less, since falling from high grace after his wife s death, but with his children to think about he is eager to start fresh However, Holly in laws aren t so trusting about Matt as she is, especially With Christmas just around the corner, Widow, Holly Bancroft Cole is still moving on from the pain of losing her husband, Ryan, who was murdered Suddenly wanting to finish the renovations they started together, she hires Matt Rankin to help her brother in law with the work Matt is pretty much home less, since falling from high grace after his wife s death, but with his children to think about he is eager to start fresh However, Holly in laws aren t so trusting about Matt as she is, especially Ryan s sister s husband, Robert When an attempt is made on Holly s life and all the evidence points to Matt, doubts about his trustworthyness is pushed into Holly s head But when the final attempt is made on her life, who will end up being the guy to really trust I liked it The suspense to a backseat to the romance for most of the book, rather than the other way around, which is often the case with this genre Nice Christmas feel to this one I also liked that the hero s big secret was revealed sooner than the last few pages I figured out who the villian was pretty easily, but that didn t ruin my enjoyment of the book. SRS 1581 2.5 stars