Review: Candy Cane Christmas by Laura Trentham

Candy Cane Christmas 
A Cottonbloom Story
Laura Trentham
October 25th

Jeremy Whitehurst has tried to leave his bad-boy behavior and tarnished image behind in Alabama for a fresh start in Cottonbloom, Louisiana. Unfortunately, trouble has dogged him across state lines. Stepping up and protecting a young woman from her abusive boyfriend earned him a beat-down and got him fired. Although the thanks in the girl’s dark eyes made it all worth it, he recognizes she’s just a different kind of trouble. A trouble he’s not sure he can stay away from.

One rebellious summer dented Kayla Redmond’s carefree innocence. Now her focus is on completing her associate’s degree for bookkeeping, and no one is going to derail her plans. Unfortunately, her job at Fournette Brothers Designs puts her in the path of the one man who has seen her at her worst, yet his blue eyes don’t judge her. He sees beyond the brokenness inside of her and rouses her wild side once more. But, that’s what got her in trouble in the first place.

Christmas is coming and Kayla’s ready to forgive herself and take a chance. But the holiday has only ever brought heartache to Jeremy. No Christmas miracle kept his mother clean or out of jail. Will one reckless night and some time spent in the back of a cop car be the best present Jeremy’s ever been given?


I've really been enjoying Laura Trentham's books. I find them so easy to read and contain such great characters. I was so thrilled when I heard that she was going to do a Christmas novella. I don't know about you but I really love novella's. They are really easy to read during the holidays. You can finish them in no time and don't feel like you're taking time away from friends and family to read. 

You meet Jeremy in Trentham's Falcon Football Series. He's just a kid then and in the beginning you aren't sure if he'll turn out okay. 

He does! 

You also meet him in the first book of the Cottonbloom series too. I'm kinda glad he got his own story. There was something about him that just made you want to know how he turned out. 

You also meet Kayla in the first Cottonbloom story. There are times when you have to wonder if she'll ever get her head on straight. I'm happy to see that she did. 

In their story, they are both a little older and much smarter. They are both heading down the right track. I'm so happy for them both. Their love story is such a good one. They complete each other. I like how they don't judge each other, they understand where they've both come from and where they are going. 

I also loved visiting with the Sawyer and Cade and finding out what's been going on with them. You also get a glance into what's been going on for Logan from the Falcon Football series. I really can't wait to see what's next! I hope I don't have to long to wait! 

If you've read Candy Cane Christmas or any other book by Laura Trentham I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for visiting and happy reading! 


  1. I can't wait to read this. I Love this series!

  2. I've not tried her yet but thinking I need to. Sounds fun. And yes on Christmas novellas. They really do hit the spot :D

    1. I've really been enjoying her. She reminds me of Shalvis and Mallery.


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