Dr. Wyatt Gallagher returned to his hometown of Marietta, Montana after he was betrayed by his ex-fiancee. However Wyatt had left his best friend behind in Denver, Mia Watson, and now after time to think Wyatt wants nothing more than to have Mia back in his life so with the excuse of one of his brother’s upcoming wedding and the other brother having a child on the way Wyatt invites Mia to Marietta.
Mia had been in love with Wyatt for years but had never pushed for anything more than friendship from him. One night after his breakup though things had gone farther than they ever had and the two spent the night together but Wyatt had never acknowledged that night and moved back home before even talking to Mia about it. Now that her heart has starting healing Mia isn’t sure she want to be pulled back into Wyatt’s life and that would mean sharing the secret she’s kept since he left.
The Doctor’s Christmas Proposal is the third book in the Gallagher’s of Montana series set in the lovely small town of Marietta, Montana during the Christmas holiday season. Each of these books feature different couples so they can be read as standalones but there’s always mentions of previous characters and events in Marietta, Montana books.
What I enjoyed with this story was that the characters had an established relationship in their past so with a short read it didn’t feel rushed into romance between what could be two strangers. However, with that history came things between them that really needed to be discussed and of course gets put off so that is rather frustrating. It got to the point though with this one that it got a bit repetitive bringing up the past as if to drill into it there is going to be a big confrontation, a bit of a turn off for me.
Overall though I still enjoy any look into the characters and the lovely small town of Marietta, Montana and all of it’s holiday charm.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.