Author: Dani-Lyn Alexander
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 80
Published: Pocket Star, November 17, 2014
It’s the season of second chances in this heartwarming, contemporary holiday romance where two single parents find each other—and another chance at love—in the most unexpected of places!
’Tis the night before Christmas…and businessman and single father Jason is scrambling to find the dollhouse of the season for his seven-year-old daughter Emily. But when he finally strikes gold at an obscure toy store, he’s met with resistance—literally, as a beautiful woman named Leah is grabbing onto the dollhouse box from the other side of the aisle, determined to get the same Christmas present for her own daughter.
Desperate not to let the other win, Jason and Leah forge a pact: stay together until they find the same dollhouse at a different toy store. It sounds simple, but ten stores and many hours later, they still come up empty. They might not be finding another dollhouse, but they sure are finding a lot to talk about and, as their mutual attraction grows, the unlikely pair finds the greatest holiday gift of all—love.
Well, what can I say? This was short, sweet and to the point. It’s the classic tale of single parents looking for a particular toy on Christmas to gift their kids and find the last one available. It was a cute plot and even though it was very short, somehow the little bit of romance worked for the sixty pages.
Children in stories warm my heart, so whatever length it is, I usually want to give them a try. Though this had little time to give to the kids, Leah and Jason were on a dollhouse hunt all day after all, when they came into the picture, it was sweet. Leah and Jason were sweet together too, their easy interaction and common goal made their day and my read a fun one. If you want to read something to get you in the christmas spirit, and you want something short but satisfying, then give this story a try. It made me think of cozying up in front of the tv with a cup of hot cocoa and watch a christmas movie with a plot exactly like this one.
I’m adding four spoonfuls of this christmas spirited story into my hodgepodge and wish you all an early merry christmas since I got into the spirit already. And it reminds me, maybe I gotta start on my gift shopping early this year.
Other titles by Dani-Lyn Alexander:
- Reluctant Prince (Kingdom of Cymmera #1)