All widow Grace Wilcox wants is a fresh start for her and her young son, Liam. When her truck spins off the icy road, her rescuer turns out to be the hottest firefighter in Hood Hamlet, and even wary Grace can't say no to his offer of help!
Bill Paulson has stuck to his no-dating rule so far this Christmas, but having Grace in his home is testing his chivalrous side to the limit! Her little boy is melting his heart, even asking for a new daddy from Santa….
But Grace has already loved and lost one hero. Can she really let herself get close to another?
Paperback, 256 pagesPublished November 5th 2013 by Harlequin
* I won this book in a goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review.*
What a sweet holiday read set in the snowy, picturesque town of Hood Hamlet. If you are looking for a Christmas story that centers around family, feelings and a little bit of magic then this quick and easy book is the perfect fit.
One of the things that I enjoyed most about this book was the setting itself. McClone does a spectacular job of describing the snow covered town, holiday ambiance and small town closeness that screams Christmas cosy. As much as I hate snow, it just isn't Christmas without the white fluffy stuff. In reality I hibernate all winter but while reading I could visualise making snow angels, snowmen, and taking a sleigh ride through town and actually enjoying it.
When widow Grace sets out with her three and half year old son to start a new life she did not expect to crash her truck in a snow storm and find herself stuck in Hood Hamlet. She also did not expect the hospitality of self proclaimed player and hunky firefighter/rescuer Bill Paulson. His kindness and concern gives the small family a place to stay in his house while the storm blows over and her truck gets fixed. Liam, Grace's son, hits it off immediately with Paul and vice versa and the story takes off from there.
The characters in this book are extremely likeable, down to earth and real. They feel like the type of people that you would run into at the corner store. I adored Liam and the interaction between him and Bill.
Although somewhat predictable, this book filled my craving for a feel good Christmas read. For those of you that enjoy a lot of "hot and heavy" this is not for you. Those that like to believe in the magic of Christmas, family and romance will definitely enjoy it.
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