Overall Grade: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Jana Aston’s sixth Reindeer Falls story, The Bachelor on The Shelf, is exactly what we all need for a Christmas story. It includes a nerdy but cute librarian heroine, Lexi, and a gorgeous professional baseball player, Carter. It also adds in an adorable, older pup, Rudy, the dog that Carter inherits after his uncle’s death. Lexi’s awkwardness makes for some adorable moments with Carter who needs her help to rehabilitate his image as a playboy. When she decides to pretend to be his fake fiancee to gain custody of Rudy, the hijinks of this story kick in. It also brings some fierce chemistry that scorches the pages. There is plenty of Christmas in this story (not as much as book 4), there is some steam, and there is the sweetest of happy endings, as Carter and Lexi are clearly fated for each other.
If you’re looking for $exy and sweet, then you will adore Jana Aston’s The Bachelor on The Shelf.
In love and romance,