Narrator: Ava Lucas

Three Bells, Two Bows and One Brother’s Best Friend: Willa Nash

Three Bells, Two Bows and One Brother's Best Friend

Posted on December 29, 2023 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 4 Comments

Three Bells, Two Bows and One Brother’s Best Friend continues The Holiday Brothers series. This instalment treats readers to Heath Holiday’s story.


Three Bells, Two Bows and One Brother’s Best Friend: Willa NashTitle: Three Bells, Two Bows and One Brother's Best Friend
Author(s): Willa Nash
Series: Holiday Brothers #2
Also in this series: The Naughty, the Nice and the Nanny
Narrator(s): Ava Lucas, Aiden Snow
Published by Audible Studios on April 26, 2022
Pages: 200
Length: 4 hrs 11mins
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Source: Audible Escape, Kindle Unlimited
Format: Audiobook, eBook
Purchase: Amazon|Audible
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Series Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Heat Level: One FlameOne FlameOne FlameOne Flame

I pride myself in being grounded. Sure, I’ve had my share of childhood fantasies. Winning an Oscar. Winning the lottery. Winning an Olympic medal for an athletic talent I have yet to discover. But the only fantasy I ever thought might actually happen was winning my brother’s best friend.
Heath Holiday.
My crush on him has ebbed and flowed over the years, but the day I started working for his construction company was the day I smothered it for good. Sort of. Mostly. It was on my to-do list. Making it a priority would have been easier had he not arrived at his family’s annual Christmas party looking ridiculously handsome in a suit.
Then he kissed me. We stepped into an alternate universe and he kissed me. I assumed the next day I’d just be Guy’s little sister again. The office newbie. Our kiss forgotten. Except he keeps showing up at my house. With gifts.
A gold bracelet carrying three jingling bells. Two dainty jeweled earrings, each shaped as a bow. And finally, he brought himself.
One brother’s best friend, asking if I can keep a secret.

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The introduction of Heath in book one left the reader eager for his story. Heath’s love interest, Stella, has been crushing on him for fifteen years. However, being her brother’s best friend made him off limits. Her feelings over the years remain unchanged, a situation made awkward now that she joined the Holiday Homes team. She needs to find a way to overcome her feelings for him now that they are co-workers. Then her brother did the unthinkable by declaring to Heath that Stella has always had a crush on him. This revelation made her realize that the crush was not one-sided. Heath, on learning of Stella’s feelings, decides to make a move irrespective of her brother’s off limits warnings.

The events of this instalment coincided with that of book one. So from reading The Naughty, The Nice and The Nanny the reader knew Heath and Stella were going to hook up. Three Bells, Two Bows, and One Brother’s Best Friend provided the details leading up to the hookup. Heath and Stella made a great couple. Their relationship transition smoothly from friends to lovers. However, there was one hiccup, Heath wanted to keep it a secret.

My respect for him here fell a notch. After putting in the effort to win her over, he allowed fear to hinder him from revealing his feelings to her brother and his family. The chemistry between them was palpable, and their interactions enhanced the vibe of the story. Prepare for moments of laughter whenever these two are together. Although set around the Christmas Holidays, the story didn’t give a Christmas vibe. So go into this expecting a holiday experience. Despite this, it was a cute and fun read.

Aiden Snow and Ava Lucas provided the narration. Having listened to Aiden in the past, I expect a top-notch representation of the characters on his part. He delivered as expected. Ava Lucas also brought her A game. Both narrations combined made for a pleasurable listen.


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About Willa Nash

Willa Nash is Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author Devney Perry’s alter ego, writing contemporary romance stories for Kindle Unlimited. Lover of Swedish Fish, hater of laundry, she lives in Washington State with her husband and two sons. She was born and raised in Montana and has a passion for writing books in the state she calls home. Don’t miss out on Willa’s latest book news. Subscribe to her newsletter!

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