The Last Cottage on Pinewood Lane by Melissa McClone ~ Book Review

December 21, 2022



Welcome to the Blog + Review Blitz for The Last Cottage on Pinewood Lane by Melissa McClone, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


The Last Cottage on Pinewood Lane Title: The Last Cottage on Pinewood Lane 
Series: Hope Crossing #2 
Author: Melissa McClone 
Publisher: Independently Published 
Release Date: December 14, 2022
Genre: Sweet/Clean Contemporary Romance (Christmas/Holiday)


She’s his Christmas miracle. Now all he has to do is convince her of that…

Figure skater Tasha Ramson used to love the holidays. But with her career on the skids, she needs a break from the festive season—and Berry Lake is the perfect place to take it. Organizing a Christmas fundraiser was not on her agenda. Neither was falling for the small town’s handsome lawyer. But…she did… 

Elias Carpenter needs a break, too. Between the demands of his family firm and managing the ice show fundraiser, he’s at the end of his rope. Tasha showing up is the best thing that could’ve happened for him professionally and personally. Now, if only he could convince her to move him out of the friendzone… 

When a pesky ghost from Tasha’s past arrives to wreck her present, will she hang onto Elias when it matters most? Or will she let her happily ever after skate away forever?

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My Thoughts

This was a sweet romance and perfect for a winter read! Definitely felt like I was reading a Hallmark type movie which I was all for. The characters were believable and you can't help but immediately fall for them. Tasha is trying to find her way and in doing so finds all the right things she needs. I love how the town just gives her that Christmas spirit she desperately needed! 

Elias is perfect for her and although the romance does happen fast, the author did a great job at pacing it especially since this is a pretty short and quick read. 

This was my first by this author but it definitely will not be my last. I have already started adding some her books to my TBR list! I would not mind reading more from Pinewood Lane and meeting these characters once more!

My Rating: 4 Stars/Really enjoyed this quick and fun read!

I received a digital copy of this book through Just Read. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.


Melissa McClone

USA TODAY bestselling, award winning author Melissa McClone writes heartwarming women’s fiction and sweet contemporary romance novels for Tule Publishing Group, Harlequin Books, and Cardinal Press. She has also optioned two screenplays. When she’s not writing relatable characters and sigh-worthy happy endings, she spends her time in the rainy Pacific Northwest reading from her Kindle’s ever-growing TBR, napping with her Norwegian Elkhound and two mini panthers, and decorating her Happy Planner. Melissa graduated from Stanford University with a mechanical engineering degree, but discovered she prefers writing happily ever afters to jet engine testing and analysis.

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(1) winner will receive a Christmas Mystery Prize Pack including a $10 Amazon card, a $10 Starbucks card, and Christmas items!

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