Holiday gifts don’t always come in expected packages… especially in the town of Hope’s Crossing.
No one has ever felt sorry for Genevieve Beaumont. After all, she has everything money can buy. That is, until she discovers her fiancé has been two-timing her and she’s left with two choices: marry the philanderer to please her controlling father or be disinherited and find a means to support herself.
Genevieve’s salvation appears in the most unlikely of prospects: Dylan Caine, a sexy, wounded war vet whose life is as messy as hers. Dylan’s struggling to adjust after his time in Afghanistan, and the last thing he needs is a spoiled socialite learning about the real world for the first time. True, she may have unexpected depths and beauty to match. But he knows he could never be the man she needs…and she knows he could never be the man she thinks she wants. So why are they each hoping that a Christmas miracle willl prove them both wrong?
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
What in the world can you ask from a Christmas novel than a great butt-kicking scene with a couple of feisty chicks in a bar? This is what makes RaeAnne Thayne such a versatile and interesting romance author. If you are tired of reading the traditional holiday romance, this book might be the break you have been looking for.
This is part of a series, and the previous books featured many of the same characters, but you can still read and enjoy it even if you are not familiar with the other books. I would still recommend reading them though, as they have been a great deal of fun.
There are some unbelievable aspects of this story, so if you are the type that wants your fiction to closely match reality, this might bug you at times. If not, and you can suspend reality to enjoy a story, this one is a lovely tale of love and redemption.
I liked that the main character in this story showed growth from when we first met her in a previous book and that she humbled herself enough to apologise to those she had wronged. The love story was nicely penned and I found myself looking forward to a happy ending.
Overall, this was an enjoyable, lighthearted Christmas story for lovers of the genre.
This review is based on a digital ARC from the publisher and provided through Netgalley.