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Quirky Stars for THE MISTLETOE TRAP by Cindi Madsen

From the moment Julie sees her best friend, Gavin, in the airport, it’s like no time at all has gone by instead of months and months. No matter how long they’ve been apart, their relationship has always been steady, comfortable, and decidedly just friends. Even though their meddling parents have hung what seems like unlimited amounts of mistletoe everywhere she goes this holiday season, Julie knows some things will never change.
Gavin is well-aware his family’s wanted him and Julie to get together since forever, even though he’s been friend-zoned since they could talk—and he’s been happy to play that role. After all, as the new starting quarterback for the San Antonio Mustangs, he’s got enough on his plate without adding romance to the mix.
But between playing elves in the holiday bazaar to nights spent one-on-one watching rom-coms or soaking in their town’s hot springs, suddenly the “reverse parent trap” they’ve fallen into is actually starting to work. But this could be one scheme where letting themselves get trapped might be way too dangerous.
Each book in the Heart in the Game series is a STANDALONE:* The Wedding Deal* The Mistletoe Trap

The Mistletoe Trap (Heart in the Game, #2) by Cindi Madsen
Series: Heart in the Game #2
Published by Independently Published on November 16, 2020

Genres: 2 Flames- PG Closed Doors, Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance

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I received a complimentary ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.



Sue thoughts

The Mistletoe Trap by Cindi Madsen is the second book in the Heart in the Game series.

Julie O’Neill and Gavin Frost have been best friends since they were in diapers.  Of course both sets of parents wish their friendship was more and every time the whole group is together they try to make Julie and Gavin see what is right in front of their noses…..they belong together.  This year’s Christmas week together their parents are in high gear with their reverse parent trap plan.

As Julie and Gavin spend more time together, they both start to see the other in a different light.  They both want to give in to their sudden desires but with each of them living in different states, both loving their jobs as a pathologist and an NFL quarterback for the San Antonio Mustangs, they are at a standstill.  When the desire becomes too strong, they make the decision to jump and just see what happens.  Of course things never go the way one would expect and everything will fall apart.  It will take a great big effort to get Julie and Gavin back together and it is done in a wonderful way to give these two their happy ending.

I really enjoyed The Mistletoe Trap by Cindi Madsen.  Julie was so fun and quirky!  I loved all of her little facts that she would just spurt out!  I really loved the relationship that her and Gavin had together.  They both just got each other.  I really enjoyed the parents and Gavin’s sister.  They were all a hoot!  Overall, this was a fun, enjoyable story that I would recommend.


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Reviewer:  Sue is a retired IT Computer Programmer who loves to read just about any type of romance….Contemporary, Historical, Comedy,  or Suspense.  She tends to like sassy heroines and hot alpha heroes (although the occasional nerds are fun too!) with lots of fun witty banter.  She lives in a small suburb of Cleveland, OH with her almost perfect husband.  She has three adult daughters who all live nearby, with the oldest being married.


About Cindi Madsen

Cindi Madsen

Cindi Madsen is a USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.

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